OBITUARY

Eleanor Futch Blackwood

July 20, 1946December 29, 2010

After decades of willing and generous service to others, Eleanor Futch Blackwood has finally been granted a well-deserved rest. At 64, she went home to be with her Saviour on Wednesday December 29th.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Michael Blackwood; mother-in-law, Barbara Blackwood; brother Arthur Futch; her four children and their spouses; Bethanne and Doug, James and Laura, Rebekah and Dave, and Sarah and Matt, and seven grandchildren. We love her and miss her.

Eleanor earned her BS in Sociology at Pfeiffer College in 1968. Her many volunteer services included Youth for Christ, Westover Childrens' Ministries, Southern Elementary School, and her life as a homemaker. She was also the indispenable manager of the family business.

Visitation will be held at Westover Church in Greensboro Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m; Memorial Service will be held at Westover Church, Monday at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Greensboro Youth for Christ, Samaritan's Purse, Westover Mission Fund, or International Justice Mission.

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, January 3, 2011
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nancy rutledge

January 8, 2011

Continuing to pray for all of you!

January 7, 2011

DEAR MIKE,ACCEPT MY SYMPATHIES MAY GOD KEEP ON CONFORTING YOU IN THE TIME OF NEED. DEBORAH AND MIKE CROSBY

Mike Southard

January 7, 2011

Mike, I was shocked to hear that Eleanor has passed away. Please know we are praying for you and your family. My boys and I have fond memories of her in Greek Class. I just spoke to her not 6 weeks ago, she was a wonderful person.

Ken Groome

January 5, 2011

Mike,
Please accept my deepest sympathies

Ken Groome

January 5, 2011

Mike,
Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Mike Oliver

January 4, 2011

Dear Mike,
I still have wonderful memories of visiting you and Eleanor and your beautiful children when I was home on leave from the Air Force. Please know that I love you and that I hurt with you.

January 4, 2011

To the Blackwood Family:
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Eleanor. We pray that God will give your family peace in knowing that she is with our Precious Lord and singing with the Angels. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ila Ellington and Gayle Williams

January 4, 2011

Mike,
I am very sorry for your loss .

Gary McDonald

January 4, 2011

Mike and Children,
I'm so sorry about Eleanor, she was a great lady and I know she love the Lord and be so missed. I,m sorry I wasn't there, didn't know until today. Prayers go out to all of your family.
Love
Diane Blackwood Gregory

January 4, 2011

"Well done good and faithful servant." Eleanor truly was a faithful servant. Enjoyed serving with her in children's ministries at Westover. Mike, we've known the Blackwood family since moving to GSO in 1975. Some of my special memories of Eleanor is when she gave me helpful advice when Michelle was a baby. So wish we could have been there for her memorial service. Our sympathies to you, Bethanne, James, Rebekah, and Sarah and their families. You are all greatly loved by so many. May you know the comfort and peace that only God can give. Bob and Louise Gettman