Charles Gray Blackwell, 73 of Seminary, died Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Ellisville Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Shoemake officiating. Burial will be in Oak Bowery Cemetery. Ellisville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 601-477-3797
Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Ellisville Funeral Home .
He was a graduate of JCJC and Ole Miss Business and Law Schools. He served as a Miss. Legislator, a Public Defender, City Prosecutor and practiced law for over 40 years. He was also a business entrepreneur/store merchant. Special interests included community involvement; the Masons and Lions Club. Charlie will be remembered for his generosity to those in need, his community and church, as well as being a true Southern Gentleman. GO REBS!!
He was preceded in death by his parents, Excel Blackwell and Ina Rie Napier Blackwell.
Survivors Include: Daughters: Melissa Hankins (Nathan) of Ellisville; Gina Blackwell of Gluckstadt; Geri Dlabik (Klaus) of Brandon Son: Chuck Blackwell (Dianne) of Ellisville Siblings: Lynox Blackwell of Highland, Michigan, Karon Blackwell Allen of Las Vegas; Jelinda DeVorzon of Santa Barbara, CA; Rick Blackwell of Ellisville; Becky Lewis of Ellisville Grandchildren: Ashli Blackwell; Clint Garland; Lesley Blackwell; Alaina Garland; Camille Hankins; Campbell Hankins; Cagen Hankins Harold Barnes, Caregiver
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Bethany Baptist Church Benevolent Fund, 2798 Highway 588, Ellisville, MS 39437.
Family and friends may sign an online guest book at www.ellisvillefuneralhome.com