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Juanita Blackwelder

Thursday, February 26th, 1931 - Sunday, April 18th, 2021
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Obituary

Mrs. Juanita Sherrill Blackwelder, 90, of Concord, passed away on Sunday, April 18th, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her family.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Friendship Southern Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Jesse Watkins, with burial to follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, prior to the service at church.

Juanita was born on February 26, 1931 in Concord, NC to the late John C. and Virginia Driggers Sherrill, Sr.. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Raymond Sherrill.

Juanita played basketball for four years while attending and graduating from Hartsell High School then went on to graduate from Evans Business College. She worked for many years as an executive assistant at Cannon Mills. Juanita, along with her husband, owned the Harrisburg License Plate agency for 17 years. Her favorite things were: shopping, socializing, and spending as much time as possible with her family, especially the great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Charlie Eugene Blackwelder; daughter, Shelia Camp and husband John; son, Chip Blackwelder and wife Ann; sister, Nancy “Geri” Furr and husband Arnold; brother, John C. Sherrill, Jr. and wife Jean; grandchildren, Kellie Miller and husband Stephen, Katherine Clymer and husband Tommy, Jonathan Camp and wife Michelle, Elizabeth Camp and fiancé Daniel McCarthy; great-grandchildren, Harrison Miller, Averie Miller, Charlie Miller, Delia Clymer, and Reagan Camp.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Hospice of Cabarrus Co, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081 or to Friendship Southern Baptist Church-Building Fund, 180 West Ave SW, Concord, NC 28027.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Friendship Southern Baptist Church
    Address
    180 West Avenue SW
    Cocord, NC 28027
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  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 | 3:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 3:00pm
    Location
    Friendship Southern Baptist Church
    Address
    180 West Avenue SW
    Cocord, NC 28027
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Jesse Watkins
  • Interment

    Location
    Carolina Memorial Park
    Address
    601 Mt Olivet Rd
    KANNAPOLIS, NC 28083
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Sue Frieze

Posted at 08:21am
Charlie, Shelia, and Chip, Jeff and I were so sorry to hear of the passing of Juanita. I am in FL with Jeff because I lost my husband on March 10 and needed a change of scenery. I wish I could be there with all of you because Jeff and I really loved Juanita. I was remembering all the Sunday dinners at Momma Riley’s. Jeff was laughing yesterday about the time he recorded her laugh and drove people crazy playing it over and over again. I reminded him that her mother and Ma Taylor were best friends so we go back three generations. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that we love you. Rest In Peace, Juanita.
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Tracy Lee Oberst

Posted at 05:08pm
Even though I have only known Ms. Juanita for a short time I found her to be extremely determined and full of life. She was a gracious hostess and had the gift of conversation that is so valuable. I know she will be thought of daily by those that loved her and I have to believe that she will still bring them a smile. In loving memory, Tracy L. Oberst
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