Mrs. Pauline Scott Blackwell was born in Statesville, N.C., on September 3, 1947, and was the daughter of the late Lola Woods Scott and James Henry Scott Sr. She entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Blackwell; and her siblings Patricia Everhart, Barbara Brame, and James Scott Jr.

Pauline was a proud graduate of Unity High School Class of 1965. She was also a faithful and dedicated lifetime member of Elmwood AME Zion Church, where she served in various capacities to include Usher, Deaconess, Preacher Steward, Stewardess, Christian Education Missionary, Lay Council Member, Statesville District Finance Committee, and Trustee. In her spare time, she loved to read, do crossword puzzles, and spend time with her grandchildren. She loved her family, friends, and Class of 1965 members. She will be greatly missed.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life three sons, DeLeon (Cherrie) Watts Sr. of Statesville, N.C., Derek (LaTorya) Blackwell of Charlotte, N.C., and Anthony Blackwell of Statesville; five grandchildren, DeLeon (Jessica) Watts Jr., Sakari Johnson, Jamaury Blackwell, Shyla Blackwell, and Kase Blackwell; two great-grandchildren; DeLeon Watts III and Nevaeh Watts; two sisters, Jane Parker and Deborah Campbell of Statesville; two sisters-in-law, Sallie L. Witt of Statesville and Sarah (Bishop Farmer) of Ringgold, Va.; one brother-in-law, Douglas (Kathy) Blackwell of Statesville, and a host of loving nephews, nieces, cousins, church family, neighbors and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Monday, May 3, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Greater New Mt. Olive Church.

Mrs. Blackwell will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary until taken to the place to lie in state at 10 a.m. on Monday, one hour prior to the funeral service. Reverend Chambers will eulogize and burial will follow Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 10 a.m. at The National Cemetery in Salisbury, N.C.

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Blackwell Family.

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