MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mr. Blanton E. Black, III, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Bethel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Mark Pierson officiating. Burial will be at Bellevue Memorial Garden. Mr. Black was born in Augusta, GA on September 28, 1982 to Dr. Maria Black Rivers and the late Dr. Blanton E. Black, Jr. At an early age, he joined Bethel A.M.E. Church where he was active in childrens ministries and later attended Warren Baptist Church. In 2000, he graduated co-valedictorian from Augusta Christian Schools. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, and a Masters in Applied Computer Science from Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA. He was employed at Principle Solutions, Atlanta. He is survived by his mother, Dr. Maria Black Rivers; stepfather, Donald C. Rivers, Major (Retired); sister, Carmen G. Black; grandmother, Alease M. Boles; niece, Gabrielle A. Black, all of Martinez; and a host of loving aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blanton E. Black, III, Technology Scholarship Fund. Please sign guest book at www.wmsfh.net. Williams Funeral Home, 2945 Old Tobacco Road, Hephzibah, GA
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Feb. 10, 2012