Mr. Elijah Blackwell, 19 , departed this life Monday January 7, 2019 in Marion County. He was the son of Janet Blackwell and the brother of Shonda Blackwell, Jeremiah Blackwell and Randy Braddy.
Funeral services are schedule to be held at the Bethel AME Church, Britton's Neck Sunday January 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm. He will be laid to rest in the Sellers Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Sellers SC.
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But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Thessalonians 4:13-17
Elijah Blackwell was born on July 28, 1999 in Marion, South Carolina to Janet Blackwell. He departed this earthy life at the Carolina Hospital, Mullins, South Carolina on Monday January 7, 2019.
He attended Creek Bridge High School. He was currently employed with Burger King, Marion South Carolina.
Elijah was widely known for standing firm on what he believed. He will be remembered for his jokes, laughter, and loving to walk around listening to music while singing. He loved to dance so much like his big brother Randy who always showed him moves until he out showed Randy.
He leaves to cherish fond memories ̴ his mother: Janet Blackwell; daughter: Aamyri Blackwell; two brothers: Randy Braddy and Jeremiah Blackwell; sister: Shonda Blackwell; grandparents: Otelia Blackwell and Sam Wright; two nieces: Kaylyn Brown and Ki’Ausha Brisco; nephew: Randy “Rylen” Braddy; Godparents: Mr. Paul and Marie Smalls, and a host of other relatives and friends.
He also has extended family since birth Barbara (Penny) and Clarence Brantley and their children and the Braddy family that took him in as their own.