Rev. Joe Blackwell
Dec. 7, 1926 – June 26, 2020
Rev. Joseph Blackwell, 93, died at his home in Tylertown June 26, 2020. He was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Sun, Louisiana to the late Whit and Emily Blackwell.
He was an ordained minister of God who pastored churches in Attala, Pike, Jackson, Marion, and Walthall counties during over 50 years of ministry. He often shared what God was teaching him with his congregation and anyone else who would listen. He loved to visit members of his congregations and no hour was inconvenient to minister to those in need.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 68 years Hilda Blackwell; sister Ruth Duncan; brother Henry “Dick” Blackwell; sister Grace Blackwell; brother Wendell “Ben” Blackwell; sister Weneva “Dude” Williams; sister Susie “Sue” Carter.
Survivors include his daughters Sharon (Vic) Johnston, Wanda (Hugh) Plunkett, Anita Jo (Ray) Wright, and Susan “Scooter” (Robert) Ellis; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Rev. Glenn (Pat) Martin.
Pallbearers were Ray Wright, Robert Ellis, Ky Johnston, Vince Johnston, Davy Johnston, Joey Plunkett, Brayden Jenkins, Caleb Wright, Zach Wright, Josh Wright, and Colby Ellis.
Honorary pallbearers were great-grandsons
A private family graveside service was held with Rev. Justin Knight and Rev. Glenn Martin officiating, burial in the New Zion Cemetery. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to Tylertown Baptist Church Mission Fund or Samaritan’s Purse.
Capps Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com