Fannie Ellen Powell Blackwell, 81, of the Cedar Grove community, heard the call from Heaven’s portals Thursday, March 31, 2022.
Fannie was born May 12, 1940, to the late Clarence and China Strickland Powell. She was also preceded by her beloved husband, Billy Blackwell; her siblings, Walton Gordon “Dock” Powell, Wilbur T. Powell, Stoney Joe Powell and Exlee P. Norris.
Fannie was a faithful member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, of which she served in various roles over the years, including choir member and WMU.
Visitation was held Sunday, April 3 at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn. Her funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, April 4, at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, with Pastor Jeff Stocks officiating. Interment will be in the Gowan Cemetery, Cerro Gordo.
Fannie leaves behind her three daughters, Linda B. Britt (Gary) of Chadbourn, Cindy B. Harrelson-Ward (Doug) and Lisa B. McKee (Keith), both of Cerro Gordo; two sisters, Carrie P. Blackwell and Kitty P. Graves, both of Cerro Gordo; five grandchildren, Brittany Britt, Brandon McKee (Caroline), Channing Harrelson, Chelsea Britt and Logan McKee (Kourtney); seven great-grandchildren, Olivia Harrelson, Skylar Britt, Aubree Harrelson, Ryleigh Dawson, Billy McKee, Caison Harrelson, and Hadley McKee.