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Antionette L. Blackwell


Sunrise: January 2, 1957

Sunset: July 25, 2020

On January 2, 1957 in Conway, North Carolina, Frances Z. Jones and the late Leo Boone welcomed Antionette into this world. In 1975 she graduated from W.S. Creecy High School, life later leading her into Norfolk, Virginia, where she met her husband Roosevelt Blackwell, Jr. They married in 1985 and their union produced 3 children.

Her motherly love extended to the many children that she cared for throughout her life. In addition to the children of family, friends, and neighbors, she touched the lived of hundreds of students during her 20 year career at Norview Elementary and served youth through the Calvary Revival Church Volunteer Ministry.

Antionette will be remembered for her kind and generous spirit, beautiful smile, infectious laugh, and her unwavering love for family and strangers alike. She was a self proclaimed “country girl,” collector of dolls, and loved to shop, travel, watch westerns and spend time with her loved ones.

In addition to her mother and husband,  Antionette’s memory will be cherished by her daughters, Avonta Blackwell and Katrina Ballance (Wyatt); son Roosevelt K. Blackwell; grandchildren Lauryn, Davion, and Wesley; brother, Arthur “Earl” Lassiter; sister, Lucretia Jones, as well as a legion of beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, cherished relatives and friends.

Viewing Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, July 31, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23502 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Patricia Pickard says

    So sorry to hear of family loss.

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    Deaconess Kimberly Davis, SCBC says

    RIP Angel Antoinette Blackwell!!????

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    Valerie Long Russell says

    To my Family I love you and I am praying for you. Antoinette was a sweetheart. She treated us like she was blood kin rather than kin by marriage. Roosevelt you and the family have been and will continue to be in my prayers.

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    Bernice Blackwell Brown says

    My condolences and prayers to the family????❤️❤️. Antoinette Rest In Heaven

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      lucille says

      very sweet person.rest in his arms

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    Priscilla Hunter and John Blackwell Jr says

    Sending prayers love and hugs to you and the family..Antionette will be missed dearly.She was a very beautiful woman inside and out????Keep your heads up and stay strong cousins..love always

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    Latoiya says

    From motley family we love You all prayer for all wish was there .but we just can’t be together right know but soon but what know we are there with you spirit

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      Diamond Mendoza says

      Prayers to the family ❤️ Mrs.Blackwell was my teacher at Norview and even though I didn’t like going to school at times she always made me want to be there. May her soul Rest In Peace ❤️!

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    Brandon & Latasha Blackwell says

    We send our love and prayers for strength during this difficult time.
    Antoinette a sweet person and we will all miss her.
    We will always be here for you all..Love you…Toot Toot ♥️

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    Stacy Watson says

    I love you so much my cousin / big sister. You are so special to our family. My condolences to your husband,children and grandchildren. You will be missed so much. One Love !

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    Helena Parker says

    God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble…Annette will always be remembered as such a loving and sweet person…my sincere condolences to family..Heaven has gained a Beautiful Angel…RIP ❤

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    Mable L. Mason says

    My Dear Queen you are one in a million.i can’t stop the tears from falling.You are my Sista rather than a Niece. i never seen you angry, mad or unhappy, you always smile and eager to make sure everyone around you is doing well. you never says goodbye,you always say Tut Tut;. now i am saying Tut Tut to you, you will always Always be in my heart and never ever be forgotten. you were a good wife, Mother,grandmother, daugther, sister,.neice, cousin,and friend. i love and miss you already. you RIH Where the streets are paved with gold. Tut-Tut love Auntie Mable

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    Costco says

    Your Costco Family sends our deeps condolences to You and your family for your loss, you’re in our prayers.

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    Angel Whitaker says

    From Angel and Robert Foreman, We send our love and prayers to your family during this difficult time. Heaven has gained an Angel and you will truly be missed. On behalf of the Whitaker-Foreman Family. We love you !!

    Angel, Terra and Robert.

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    Sharon Feggans says

    Prayers and condolences to the family. She was a lovely person.

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    Shenita Howard says

    Mrs. Blackwell I am so sorry if hearing of your passing. You were a very sweet woman. My condolences to the family.

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    Rev. Joseph and Joy Clark says

    Our spirits and hearts are with you all. We know our Heavenly Father knows what’s best. She will truly be missed but not forgotten.

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    Pat Pettway says

    So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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