Margaret Lyons Blackwell

Published 5:00 am Thursday, May 9, 2002

Services for Margaret Lyons Blackwell of Bogue Chitto are 2p.m., Saturday, May 11, at Faith M. B. Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 7 p.m. with family hourfrom 6-7 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mrs. Blackwell, 73, died May 2, 2002, at her residence. She wasborn in Lincoln County on Nov. 8, 1928, to Jim Lyons and Lee EsterLyons.

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She was a homemaker. She was a member of Faith M. B. Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, GannerBlackwell Sr.; her children, Marie Christine Blackwell and HelenRichardson; her grandson, Andrew Blackwell; her sisters, DoraClotel Dillon and Pauline Richardson; and her brother, AlvinLyons.

Survivors are her sons, the Rev. James Blackwell and WilliamBlackwell, both of Bogue Chitto, and Ganner Blackwell Jr., BobbyJoe Blackwell, and Roger Blackwell, all of Chicago; her daughters,Betty Wright of Chicago, and Margaret Ann Lewis, Gayle Lewis, MaryHolmes, Janet Blackwell, and Mae Rose Blackwell, all of BogueChitto; her sisters, Louella Bates, Mary Frances McMorris, and LeeEster Turner, all of Bogue Chitto, Margie Logan, Maxine McGee, andAudrey Jones, all of Chicago, and Bernita Robinson of Los Angeles;her adopted sisters, Essie Lyons of Bogue Chitto and LaWanda Pruittof Los Angeles; her brother, Jim Lyons Jr. of Los Angeles; and 40grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and onegreat-great-grandchild.