2017-12-06 / Obituaries

Judy Blackwell

Gaffney, S.C. — Judy Manning Blackwell, 60, of 139 Crestmont Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Mary Black Health System Gaffney.

Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Joel Melton Blackwell and daughter of the late Robert Manning and Katie Manning. She was a graduate of Blacksburg High School, retired from Boyd Manufacturing, and a member of 99 Island Baptist Church. She loved cooking and traveling, loved her family, and was a dedicated homemaker.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Jason Blackwell and Jordan Blackwell of the home; two brothers, Wayne Manning and wife, Linda of Staley, N.C. and Julian Manning and wife, Martha of Reidville, S.C.; four sisters, Martha Tadlock of Blacksburg, Sandra Sailors and husband, Ronnie of Shelby, N.C., Kathy Jackson and husband, Benny of Blacksburg and Margaret Patterson of Blacksburg; two grandchildren, Jayze Blackwell and Jayden Carroll; 12 nieces and 6 nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a nephew, Timmy Martin.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Blakely Funeral Home. Memorial services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. in the Blakely Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Ashby Blakely officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: “Christmas is for Kids”, c/o The Gaffney Ledger, P.O. Box 670, Gaffney, SC 29342.

The family will be at the residence, 139 Crestmont Drive, Gaffney.

An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com.

Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, S.C.

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