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Jo-Ann Blackwell(1934 - 2013)

Jo-Ann Hawkins Blackwell

Greenville

Jo-Ann Hawkins Blackwell, 78, widow of Samuel Richard Blackwell, died Monday, March 25, 2013.

Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Avery and Maggie Boling Hawkins.

Mrs. Blackwell was a retired Administrative Assistant with Ameco and a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church where she was a member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class and the Joy Club. She was also a member of the Joy Club at Lee Road Baptist Church.

Surviving are a stepson, Rick Blackwell (Lynn) of Simpsonville; two grandchildren, Megan and Trey Blackwell; two great grandchildren, Emma Strickland and Mia Ramirez; a brother, Charles Avery Hawkins (Cecelia) of Greenville, sister-in-law, Doris Hawkins; seven nieces and a nephew. She was predeceased by a brother, Jim Hawkins.

Visitation will be held 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Mountain Creek Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to "The House Fund," Mountain Creek Baptist Church, 255 W. Mountain Creek Church Road, Greenville, SC 29609.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown.


Published in The Greenville News on Mar. 27, 2013
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