Mary Juanita Blackwell

February 11, 1928August 28, 2018

Sulphur- Mary Juanita Blackwell, 90, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018, in a local care center. She was a native of Many and had been a resident of Sulphur for many years. Juanita was a member of Maplewood First Baptist Church. She worked for Gem Jewelry for 27 years as a credit manager. She loved dancing, cooking for her family, playing dominos and cards, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Kay Blackwell DeRosier and husband, Frank of Elton, and Ricky Blackwell and wife, Jeannie of Sulphur; her siblings, Gordon Anthony of Florien, Bro. Wilton Anthony of Many, and Charles Anthony and wife, Clarine of Shreveport; five grandchildren, Kim Bertrand and husband, Phillip, Karen Schwartzenburg and husband, Francis, Michael DeRosier and wife, Shannon, Kayla Kastner, and Beau Blackwell; twelve great-grandchildren, Chelsie Tullier and husband, Tyler, Austin Bertrand, Kaylee DeRosier, Michael DeRosier, Sydney DeRosier, Danielle Takacs and husband, Victor, Jordan Schwartzenburg, Alyssa Schwartzenburg, Joe Kastner, Jax Kastner, Soren Webb, and Kale Webb; and two great-great-grandchildren, Thomas Tullier and Delta Tullier. She is preceded in death by two daughters, Judy Little and Faye Blackwell; grandson, Robert Scott Webb; her parents, Jasper and Zelma DeLatin; and siblings, Betty Hopkins LaFitte, Robert, Jimmy, Mack, MG, Howard, Buddy, Furman, and Reba Anthony.

Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. Friday, August 31, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation is from 8 a.m. until time of service in the funeral home. Burial will be in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Florien. Another funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Antioch Baptist Church in Florien. The Revs. Wilton Anthony and Michael DeRosier will officiate. Visitation will be held from noon until time of service Friday in the church. Pallbearers will be Beau Blackwell, Michael Wade DeRosier, Michael D. DeRosier, Philip Todd Bertrand, Austin Bertrand, Tyler Tullier, Francis Schwartzenburg, and Ricky Blackwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Kastner, Jax Kastner, Thomas Tullier, Jordan Schwartzenburg, Victor Takacs, Soren Webb, and Kale Webb. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Kay Blackwell DeRosier and husband Frank, Daughter
  • Ricky Blackwell and wife Jeannie, Son
  • Gordon Anthony, Brother
  • Bro. Wilton Anthony, Brother
  • Charles Anthony and wife Clarine, Brother
  • Kim Bertrand and husband Philip, Granddaughter
  • Karen Schwartzenburg and husband Francis, Granddaughter
  • Michael DeRosier and wife Shannon, Grandson
  • Kayla Kastner, Granddaughter
  • Beau Blackwell, Grandson
  • Chelsie Tullier and husband Tyler, Great Granddaughter
  • Austin Bertrand, Great Grandson
  • Kaylee DeRosier, Great Granddaughter
  • Michael DeRosier, Great Grandson
  • Sydney DeRosier, Great Granddaughter
  • Danielle Takacs and husband Victor, Great Granddaughter
  • Jordan Schwartzenburg, Great Grandson
  • Alyssa Schwartzenburg, Great Granddaughter
  • Joe Kastner, Great Grandson
  • Jax Kastner, Great Grandson
  • Soren Webb, Great Grandson
  • Kale Webb, Great Grandson
  • Thomas Tullier, Great-great grandson
  • Delta Tullier, Great-great grandaughter
  • Judy Little, Daughter
  • Faye Blackwell, Daughter
  • Robert Scott Webb, Grandson
  • Jasper and Zelma DeLatin, Parents
  • Betty Hopkins LaFitte, Robert, Jimmy, Mack, MG, Howard, Buddy Furman, and Reba Anthony, Siblings

  • Beau Blackwell, Pallbearer
  • Michael Wade DeRosier, Pallbearer
  • Michael D. DeRosier, Pallbearer
  • Philip Todd Bertrand, Pallbearer
  • Austin Bertrand, Pallbearer
  • Tyler Tullier, Pallbearer
  • Francis Schwartzenburg, Pallbearer
  • Ricky Blackwell, Pallbearer
  • Joe Kastner, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jax Kastner, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Thomas Tullier, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jordan Schwartzenburg, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Victor Takacs, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Soren Webb, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kale Webb, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation 1 Friday, August 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service 1 Friday, August 31, 2018
  • Visitation 2 Friday, August 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service 2 Friday, August 31, 2018

Mary Juanita Blackwell

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Rebecca Christian

August 30, 2018

Hi Jenny and Ricky
It's Carolyn Davis and Rebecca Davis
And Randy too, Chris let us know about your mom that was such a pretty picture of her she was always an attractive woman sorry to hear of your loss . Take care of yourselves

Rickey Fuselier

August 30, 2018

Ms. Mary was very happy and loving person. I first met her when she worked with Mr Morris
Guttman. She always had friendly positive smile and comments . She had a great life and I know all of her family has some GREAT memories. My prayers are with you!

Karen and Kenny Paulk

August 30, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Blackwell family during this difficult time. What a wonderful family and great legacy -Mrs. Blackwell is surely smiling down from heaven now and beaming with joy.

All our love,
Karen and Kenny Paulk

Yvonne Landry

August 29, 2018

To the family, I am so sorry for the big hole that will be in your family. I had the pleasure and honor of meeting Mrs. Blackwell while playing bingo one day. We started talking and she said her last name and I told her that I went to college with a Blackwell and I said Ricky’s name. She looked at me prouder than proud and said that that was her son. Thus, a friendship began and I looked forward to saying hi each time I saw her. I know she will be greatly missed, but know that she loved her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys in the coming days. ❤️

Robyn (Blackwell) Gerling

August 29, 2018

I will always remember Aunt Juanita's smile. No matter what was going on she would smile and say we will get through this-. She was a great cook and a very special blessing.
Love and hugs to the family- blessed to know that she is in Heaven with Jesus and we will all be together again with her one day. Love yas!!💗💗