Funeral Service

Saturday, November 26, 2022
11:00 AM
Hester, Whitted and Daye Funeral Home
603 South Main Street
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573
Phone: (336) 599 - 0104


Blackwell Family Cemetery
1222 Old Durham Road
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573

Due to COVID-19, 
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Mr. Rufus Blackwell, Jr.

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Blaine, Clarence
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Brown, Nancy 
Bumphus, John E
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Holmes, Daniel
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Mr. Rufus Blackwell, Jr., age 90, entered eternal rest on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at his residence in Roxboro, North Carolina. Mr. Blackwell was a native of Person County, a member of Shady Hill Baptist Church and a Veteran of the United States Army.

Mr. Blackwell was preceded in death by his father Rufus Clay Blackwell; mother Inez Brooks Blackwell; and siblings Samuel Blackwell, Zeb Blackwell, William Blackwell, Caroline Liles and Magnolia Clayton.

Mr. Rufus Blackwell, Jr. leaves to cherish his precious memory his loving wife Maryzelle Miles Blackwell of the home; two daughters Maria Blackwell Stanfield (husband Reginald) of Maryland and Angellette Garner of Delaware; three sons Rufus Thomas Blackwell III, Raynard Keith Blackwell, Sr., and Perry Williams (wife Linda), all of Roxboro, North Carolina; one brother Clarence Edward Blackwell of Roxboro, North Carolina; four grandchildren Rufus Thomas Blackwell IV of Roxboro; Raynard Keith Blackwell, Jr. of Washington, DC; and Ihesha Renee’ Lessa (husband Evan) and Reginald Jay Stanfield of Delaware; fourteen great-grandchildren Dayanera Jay, Ebon Jay, Kairo Blackwell, Salaam Blackwell, Wisdom Blackwell, Raynard Blackwell III, Sunny Raye Blackwell, Kiah Stanfield, Kuemora Stanfield, Zalia Stanfield, Willow Blakeney, Sahniya Stanfield, Junious Lessa and Taylor Lessa; one great great-grandchild Jaleigh Graves; and numerous loving additional relatives and friends.

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The Family of the late 
Mr. Rufus Blackwell, Jr.
would like to thank everyone for the many acts of kindness that they received surrounding the loss of their loved one.