Unita Blackwell

Mar 18, 1933 – May 13, 2019 (Age 86)


March 18, 1933
May 13, 2019


Unita Blackwell was a civil rights activist who rose from an early life as a sharecropper to become an advisor to seven presidents and the first black woman mayor in Mississippi. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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May the God of comfort comfort the family and friends in this difficult time.

Thank you for service in making this world -this nation- a more just and humane place to inhabit. You were a TRULY COURAGEOUS human being and someone who was in the blessed and unique position of literally changing the world around them for the better. God gave you to us as a blessing for change, and now God has called you back home. I only wish that I had a chance to convey this to you in life, as I am now in death: On behalf of a grateful nation , community, and population Thank You....

My deepest sympathy on your loss and may God comfort you during this difficult time.

My condolences as you mourn the loss of your dear loved one. Our prayer is that you find comfort and hope during this most difficult time.

She truly believed the scripture at Acts 10:34,35 34 At this Peter began to speak, and he said: Now I truly understand that God is not partial, 35but in every nation the man who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. Our wonderful promise from God will see this become a reality earth wide. Until then, rest peacefully.

Miss Blackwell led a very interesting and prosperous life. Condolences to the family.

We here in the District of Columbia who are members of the US - China Peoples Friendship Association - DC Metro Area Chapter want to add our sincere sympathies to the family and loved ones on the passing of this great pioneer who paved the way for the various US - China friendship programs we have today. Her contributions were significant for which we owe Mrs. Blackwell and her family a lot. May she rest in peace.

My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Unita through this difficult time of mourning.