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Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations

3060 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC

OBITUARY

Edith Blackwell Black

June 19, 1929May 26, 2020
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Edith Blackwell Black, currently of Manassas, VA formerly of Hildebran, NC, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

She was 90 years old. She is survived by her son, Thomas L. Black II and daughter-in-law Donell Black, and longtime best friend Susie Childers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Frank and Myrtle Blackwell, husband, Leonard Black, infant son, Lynn Franklin Black, and grandson, Thomas Leonard (Lynn) Black III.

Edith retired from Wachovia Bank & Trust Co. as a banking officer. She was a longtime member of Penelope Baptist Church in Hickory, serving as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and choir member.

Edith loved to write poetry and a compilation of her favorite inspirational poems was recently published.

Edith touched so many with her warm smile and kind spirit. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 to 10:45am Monday, June 1, 2020 at Catawba Funeral Home.

Her service will be officiated by Rev. Dr. Robert Thompson, Pastor of Corinth Reformed Church, Hickory, NC, 11 am, Monday, June 1, 2020 at Catawba Funeral Home in Hickory, burial at Catawba Memorial Park to directly follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, PO Box 97372, Washington DC 20090-7372.

Condolences may be left at www.catawbamemorialpark.com.

The Black Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.

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    Monday, June 1, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, June 1, 2020

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Teresa Downs

June 1, 2020

Edith was an amazing woman, mother and friend. Thru her eyes you could see her soul glow from within. Always had a smile and a good positive attitude on life no matter if things going good or bad. She always made the bad feel good. I will truly miss this woman, my friend. Will miss our talks, going shopping, taking Mocha to the vet and lunches at Denny’s. That was her favorite place to eat. She was a high spirited woman and was a blessing to anyone she knew and just met. Very pleasant. I will miss Edith and Mocha. She loved her dog dearly and always talked to me about him bc she knew I loved him too. Always asked me if anything were to happen to her if I would care for her dog. So protective of her dog that she wanted to make sure he was taken care of. Mocha is gonna miss you too. Now there is another bright shining star that will shine in the sky bc God has the best right by his side! Love you Edith and will miss you! I can see you now with those white beautiful wings that you so deserve !!!!

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