Obituary Details

Ernest Ray Blackwell

May 31, 1939 - April 12, 2014

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Time:
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Funeral

Location:
Gardens of Faith Cemetery
Date:
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Service Time:
11:30 AM

Cemetery

Location:
Gardens of Faith Cemetery
Date:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Notes

Ernest Ray Blackwell (74) passed away peacefully at home, after a brief illness, on Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Raleigh.

Ernest was born on May 31, 1939 in Robeson County, NC to Forney and Sarah Blackwell. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he was hired by Victor O. Schinnerer & Co. where he worked throughout his career as Vice President. In 1967, he married Patricia Gail Cochrane and they raised their two children, Wendy Elizabeth and Peter Christopher. He and Gail were married 46 years. He was a devoted father, a loving husband, and a lifelong fan of the UNC Tarheels. Following retirement, he and Gail moved to Raleigh, NC.

He is survived by his wife and children; his sister, Pauline Strickland; his sister-in-law, Evelyn Blackwell; and numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A visitation will be held at Renaissance Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 5pm to 7pm. A graveside service will be conducted by Rev. Tommy Lewis at Gardens of Faith Cemetery, 5190 Fayetteville Rd, Lumberton, NC on Wednesday April 16 at 11:30am.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to March of Dimes, 6504 Falls of Neuse Rd, Suite #100, Raleigh NC 27615. Flowers are appreciated.

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Visitation

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Funeral

Gardens of Faith Cemetery
5190 Fayetteville Rd
Lumberton, NC

Cemetery

Gardens of Faith Cemetery
5190 Fayetteville Rd
Lumberton, NC