Cecilia Blackwell

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Cecilia Agnes G.J. Uwah Blackwell

NORCROSS, GA. — Mrs. Cecilia Agnes G.J. Uwah Blackwell, 54, of 9300 Springs Lane Norcross, Ga. died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. She was born in Legos, Nigeria on April 1, 1959 to Mama Uwah and the late Chief Gregory James Uwah, Sr.

Cecilia's experience began in New York City at the age of 16 when she received a Federal Republic of Nigeria Scholarship on May 28, 1975. She received a Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1979. Later, she received a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Dallas in 1981.

She worked for Lowe's in Atlanta, Ga. for 10 years and she formally worked for Publix, A&P Grocery, Ritz Carlton Hotel and Odgen Allied Cleaning Company.

Cecilia was predeceased by a brother, Emmanuel; sister, Justine; sister-in-law, Ida Blackwell.

Those who celebrate her life and cherish fond and loving memories include a loving and devoted husband of 25 years, Thomas J. Blackwell, Jr. of Norcross, Georgia; mother, Mama Uwah of Legos, Nigeria; a loving mother-in-law, Loraine Blackwell of Newberry, SC; father-in-law, Thomas J. Blackwell, Sr. of Waterloo, SC; brother-in-law, Timothy Blackwell of Chappells, SC; niece, Carlis Blackwell of Waterloo, SC; three nephews, Eli Hunter and Kevin Hunter of Newberry, SC and Thomas J. Blackwell II of Waterloo, SC; a devoted cousin, Debra Bonnette of Newberry, SC; Cecilia's siblings, Gregory, James, Jr., John, Issac, Mary, Akpan, Eka, Eno, Enu, Kathleen, Nsini, Ifisk, Imeobong, Christiana, Rosa and Udombokara of Legos, Nigeria. Other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Welch Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. You may send online condolences to Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home of Newberry.

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Published in The Newberry Observer from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2013