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Celebrating the life of
Jonell Austin Blackburn
December 29, 1931 - November 18, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 10-11 AM - Friday, November 22, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 11:00am - Friday, November 22, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Burial
  • 2:00pm - Friday, November 22, 2019
  • North Newington Baptist Church Cemetery
  • (Map)
    Newington, GA

Want to say so sorry for your loss and she was a very nice lady we had a lot of laughs. Will miss you lady

Jessica Takenaka, Savannah, GA

Want to say so sorry for your loss and she was a very nice lady we had a lot of laughs. Will miss you lady

Jessica Takenaka, Savannah, GA

Sorry for your loss, Barbara and family. May your Mum rest in peace. Kind regards, Mick & Pat.

Michael and Patricia, London,

Dear Barbara, our deepest condolences and we wish you all the strength in these difficult times. Descanse en paz

Wilfred and Irene, Cayman Islands,

Dear Barbara and family please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of Jonell. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for tomorrow and in the time that follows as you remember your time with Jonell. If there is anything you need please do not hesitate to ask. Jayne and John

Lawless, Cayman,

Dear Barbara Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . Carmel and family

Weaver , Georgetown , Na

Hello Barbara and family. Robert and I are very sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you. We are sorry not to be there in person to give you bigs hugs. I am sure your gathering will be sad but also relish in the joys of all our lives, past present and future. With love.

John & Robert, ,

We shared so many good times together at Morningside Baptist Church and the old neighborhood. We had many mutual friends, many who have gone on to heaven. Our family sends love and sympathy to Barbara and Don. Nelda Rutland

Nelda Rutland & Family, Bluffton, SC

My condolences to the Blackburn Family. I had the honor to work with Mrs Blachburn as an Apprentices Instructor. She was one of the kindness person you would ever meet. May Her Soul Rest in peace. God Bless He

Corrie and Geraldine Williams, Savannah, Ga.

My condolences to the Blackburn Family. I had the honor to work with Mrs Blachburn as an Apprentices Instructor. She was one of the kindness person you would ever meet. May Her Soul Rest in peace. God Bless He

Corrie and Geraldine Williams, Savannah, Ga.

Barb....sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Bethany, Darren & Chris

Bethany Martian, Sewickley , Pa.

Barb, thinking of you and your family at this time. Hoping you find strength and comfort in all your wonderful memories. With love, Ursula & Ray

Oldach , McKinney, TX

Dearest Barbara and family, my love is with you all at this sad time however I hope that you can all find comfort In the love that surrounds you. Thinking about you xxx

craig noble, Leeds,

Barbara, deepest sympathy to you & your family at this time. I have very happy memories of your Mom's visits here in Grand Cayman, she was a real gem !

Pauline McGettigan, Cayman Islands,

Don & Barbara, So sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I have nothing but great, fond memories of my many times spent hanging out at your home as we all grew up. Your mom and Mr. Carl were always so kind to me. Meals, staying over night, playing music or just playing around in the back yard were always so much fun. She always had a smile for me and a hug and I will never forget her loving heart. She cared for me just as if I were one of her own. Over the years we have all lost some touch with each other, but that is only life as we grow up and times change. We all get older and only sometimes wiser but we always have memories. This is just a short time we have as we go through this time on earth but the real reward comes after. We all have an eternal life yet to come and there is no sickness or any tears there. She will be waiting for you with arms open wide. God bless you both and know that my heart is with you. Randy

Randy Oliver, Rincon, GA

Barbara-Don, I was saddened and sorry to read of Mom's passing. A life well lived, I'm grateful for the 20 year Friendship that we shared and I will remember her as a woman of great Character, Integrity, Morals, Values and Principles. May GOD now hold her Spirit in the palm of his hand and I pray that HE will comfort you during this difficult time.

Richard Lutz and Family, Savannah, GA

Don and Barbara thoughts and prayers are with you! Always a lady and so proud of all of you ! She lives on in all of our hearts . God bless y’all all!

Bonnie Connolly, Savannah, Georgia

Barbara, Prayers of strength for you and the family. May she be granted heaven's peace.

Veva Shuman, Savannah , GA

With deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family now and in the days ahead. Your Mom was always very kind to me through the years and a very special lady. May your precious memories warm your heart during this difficult time.

Jimmy and Connie Deal, Savannah, Georgia

Jonell Austin Blackburn, 87, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center.

She was born December 29, 1931 in Newington, GA and retired from the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC) where she administered the electrical apprenticeship training program. Mrs. Blackburn was a long-time member of Windsor Forest Baptist Church. Her husband of 27 years, Carl B. Blackburn and her sister, Betty Ann Adams, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her son, Carl Donovan Blackburn of Savannah; daughter, Barbara Jonell Oosterwyk of the Cayman Islands; grandchildren, Michael Hayden Blackburn (Lindsey Wilcox) of Charleston, SC, Melinda Ann Chtak (Lahcen) of Orlando, FL; great-grandchildren, Caroline Elisabeth Blackburn of Charleston, SC, Elias Aidan Chtak and Ryan Jacob Chtak of Orlando, Fl; sisters, Sibyl Austin Jacobus of West Virginia, Kay Austin Boyer of Sylvania, GA and numerous favorite nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 22, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. at North Newington Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that remembrances be made to North Newington Baptist Church, 11572 Newington Hwy, Newington, GA 30446.

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Want to say so sorry for your loss and she was a very nice lady we had a lot of laughs. Will miss you lady

Jessica Takenaka, Savannah, GA

Want to say so sorry for your loss and she was a very nice lady we had a lot of laughs. Will miss you lady

Jessica Takenaka, Savannah, GA

Sorry for your loss, Barbara and family. May your Mum rest in peace. Kind regards, Mick & Pat.

Michael and Patricia, London,

Dear Barbara, our deepest condolences and we wish you all the strength in these difficult times. Descanse en paz

Wilfred and Irene, Cayman Islands,

Candle tribute lit by Jayne & John — Georgia

Dear Barbara and family please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of Jonell. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for tomorrow and in the time that follows as you remember your time with Jonell. If there is anything you need please do not hesitate to ask. Jayne and John

Lawless, Cayman,

Dear Barbara Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . Carmel and family

Weaver , Georgetown , Na

Candle tribute lit by Carmel — Florida

Hello Barbara and family. Robert and I are very sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you. We are sorry not to be there in person to give you bigs hugs. I am sure your gathering will be sad but also relish in the joys of all our lives, past present and future. With love.

John & Robert, ,

Candle tribute lit by John Lee — Florida

Candle tribute lit by John Lee — Florida

We shared so many good times together at Morningside Baptist Church and the old neighborhood. We had many mutual friends, many who have gone on to heaven. Our family sends love and sympathy to Barbara and Don. Nelda Rutland

Nelda Rutland & Family, Bluffton, SC

My condolences to the Blackburn Family. I had the honor to work with Mrs Blachburn as an Apprentices Instructor. She was one of the kindness person you would ever meet. May Her Soul Rest in peace. God Bless He

Corrie and Geraldine Williams, Savannah, Ga.

My condolences to the Blackburn Family. I had the honor to work with Mrs Blachburn as an Apprentices Instructor. She was one of the kindness person you would ever meet. May Her Soul Rest in peace. God Bless He

Corrie and Geraldine Williams, Savannah, Ga.

Barb....sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Bethany, Darren & Chris

Bethany Martian, Sewickley , Pa.

Barb, thinking of you and your family at this time. Hoping you find strength and comfort in all your wonderful memories. With love, Ursula & Ray

Oldach , McKinney, TX

Dearest Barbara and family, my love is with you all at this sad time however I hope that you can all find comfort In the love that surrounds you. Thinking about you xxx

craig noble, Leeds,

Barbara, deepest sympathy to you & your family at this time. I have very happy memories of your Mom's visits here in Grand Cayman, she was a real gem !

Pauline McGettigan, Cayman Islands,

Don & Barbara, So sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I have nothing but great, fond memories of my many times spent hanging out at your home as we all grew up. Your mom and Mr. Carl were always so kind to me. Meals, staying over night, playing music or just playing around in the back yard were always so much fun. She always had a smile for me and a hug and I will never forget her loving heart. She cared for me just as if I were one of her own. Over the years we have all lost some touch with each other, but that is only life as we grow up and times change. We all get older and only sometimes wiser but we always have memories. This is just a short time we have as we go through this time on earth but the real reward comes after. We all have an eternal life yet to come and there is no sickness or any tears there. She will be waiting for you with arms open wide. God bless you both and know that my heart is with you. Randy

Randy Oliver, Rincon, GA

Barbara-Don, I was saddened and sorry to read of Mom's passing. A life well lived, I'm grateful for the 20 year Friendship that we shared and I will remember her as a woman of great Character, Integrity, Morals, Values and Principles. May GOD now hold her Spirit in the palm of his hand and I pray that HE will comfort you during this difficult time.

Richard Lutz and Family, Savannah, GA

Don and Barbara thoughts and prayers are with you! Always a lady and so proud of all of you ! She lives on in all of our hearts . God bless y’all all!

Bonnie Connolly, Savannah, Georgia

Barbara, Prayers of strength for you and the family. May she be granted heaven's peace.

Veva Shuman, Savannah , GA

With deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family now and in the days ahead. Your Mom was always very kind to me through the years and a very special lady. May your precious memories warm your heart during this difficult time.

Jimmy and Connie Deal, Savannah, Georgia


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