Beatrice D. Blackwell

Beatrice Davis Blackwell, 98 of Colonial Heights, formerly of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., passed away Friday, April 24, 2014, at Southside Regional Medical Center. She was born July 3, 1915, to the late Louis Albert Ross and Florence Delmore Ladd Davis.

Mrs. Blackwell was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Odell A. Blackwell.

She was a member of Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Blackwell is survived by: a son, Hugh Allen Blackwell and wife, Ann of Valdese, N.C.; a daughter, Sandra Blackwell Boze of Colonial Heights; seven grandchildren, Tod Blackwell and wife, Lori, Peter Blackwell and wife, Allison, Michael Blackwell and wife, Mindy, Bridget B. Treadway and husband, Craig, Floyd Boze and wife, Jean, Andrea Boze Ivy, and Robert B. Boze and wife, Tracie; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and numerous nieces; and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, in the Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 211 Lynchburg Ave., Colonial Heights, with the Rev. Dr. Glenda Hollingshead officiating. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Crestview Memorial Park, 299 Burnt Store Road, La Crosse, VA 23950. The family will receive friends from 11 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service at church.

Arrangements by the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a church or . Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.

Published in The Progress-Index on Apr. 27, 2014