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Tuesday, 26 March 2019 17:22

Phyllis Reid Blackwell

Phyllis Reid Blackwell, 89, of Richmond, VA, passed March 25, 2019, from this world to her eternal joy. She was born August 19, 1929, in Alberta, VA and was preceded in death by her beloved husband, J.D. Blackwell, her sister Virginia Mae Webster, of Manakin-Sabot, VA, and by her dear nephew, Jerry Blackwell. Phyllis is survived by her best friend and twin sister of 89 years, Frances Reid Blackwell of Roanoke Rapids, NC, and by her five children: Sharon Bradshaw, John (and Verla) Blackwell, Lynn (and Randy) Lordi, Ellen (and Bill) Hopkins, and Wirt Blackwell, along with eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, multiple nieces and nephews, and her dearly loved cat, Heidi. Upon graduating from Alberta High School, she and Fran boarded the train to Richmond, VA where they began modeling in the Miller and Rhodes Tea Room. Marriage followed and she and J.D. made their life of 49 years together in Dolphin, VA, where they raised their five children. Phyllis was deeply loved by all of her family and will be greatly missed. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Crestview Memorial Park, La Crosse, VA. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville will be handling the arrangements. In memory of Phyllis, Memorial donations may be made in honor of her great nephew, Luke Getchell, to: Connor's Heroes Foundation, PO Box 2536 Midlothian, VA 23113 or ASK Childhood Cancer 5211 West Broad Street, Suite 102, Richmond, VA 23230.
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  • Comment Link Nate and Joanna King Friday, 29 March 2019 22:59 posted by Nate and Joanna King

    Our deepest sympathy to the family.

  • Comment Link Patrick and Allison Hopkins and family Friday, 29 March 2019 10:04 posted by Patrick and Allison Hopkins and family

    We are so sorry for your loss and have been praying for you all as you grieve.

  • Comment Link Lynn Lordi Friday, 29 March 2019 09:25 posted by Lynn Lordi

    Best Mamma ever!

  • Comment Link Laurinda and Ric Peters Thursday, 28 March 2019 16:51 posted by Laurinda and Ric Peters

    What a beautiful person Phyllis was! ... and so very loved by her family and all who knew her. I am so blessed to have known and loved her! Our prayers and love are with the family. May you feel the nearness, tenderness and care of Jesus during this time.

  • Comment Link Terry and Donna Wise Thursday, 28 March 2019 05:50 posted by Terry and Donna Wise

    So sorry for your loss.

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