Wed Aug 10, 2022

Geraldine G. Blackburn


Mrs. Geraldine G. Blackburn, 85, died Friday, July 21, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center.  She was born May 28, 1932 in Columbus County the daughter of the late David Lee Garrell and Mary Emiline Hunt Garrell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Blackburn; and two brothers, D.L. Garrell and Jerry Garrell.
She was a 1950 graduate of Williams Township School and served as class president.  She was the first female school bus driver in Columbus County.
She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 23 at Peacock Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 24 at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Speight officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City.
She is survived by one son, John Robert Blackburn Jr. and wife, Brandy, of Wilmington; two daugthers, Annette B. Powell and husband, Pat, and Robin B. Holt, both of Whiteville; one sister,  Irene Santee and husband, Murray, of Abbottsburg; seven grandchildren, Amos Holt, Brooke Campbell, Faith Cribb, Libby Willoughby, Clint Campbell, Heather Black and Aria Blackburn; and nine great-grandchildren, A.J. Willoughby, Kasey Willoughby, Emma Cribb, Conner Cribb, Kira Holt, Sarah Cribb, Caleb Campbell, Jax Black, Cooper Campbell.
Memorial gifts can be directed to The Veterans Memorial Park, P.O. Box 1003, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
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