BURLINGTON - Mr. Willie Lee "Bobby" Blackwell, 76, of 4519 Hwy. 49 North, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2012 at Alamance Health Care Center.
A native of Alamance County, he was the son of Odie Blackwell Sr. and Eulaure Graves Blackwell, both deceased.
Survivors include his daughter, Marilyn "Lynn" B. Martin of Burlington; son, Rocky L. Blackwell of Burlington; sisters, Christine B. Cohn of Burlington, Alverta B. Berry of Los Angeles, Calif., Corene B. Evans of Green Level and Laverne B. Young of Arlington, Va.; three grandchildren, Antonio and Colby Martin and Rikkita Blackwell, all of Burlington; two great-grandchildren, Camdin and Caison Martin.
His funeral service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Jeffries Cross Baptist Church with Pastor Benjamin Morrow Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church, and at all other times at the home of his sister, Christine Cohn, 4547 N.C. Hwy 49 North.
Public viewing will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 from 1 to 8 p.m. at Alamance Funeral Service.
Alamance Funeral Service has the honor of serving the family.