Mr. Robert Linwood Blackwell Jr. was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on September 3, 1953, and was the son of Robert Linwood Blackwell Sr. and Alfredia Heaggans Blackwell. He departed this life unexpectedly on February 7, 2021, at his home.

“New York” or “Black Ice,” as he was affectionately called, was a graduate of South Iredell High School and was a loving son, brother and friend.

In addition to his parents, he leaves to cherish the memory of his life two children, Latasha Jones and Robert Jones, both of Brooklyn; one sister, Bonita Blackwell of the home; a niece, Tiffany Blackwell of Statesville, N.C.; one great nephew, TyTwon Blackwell of Statesville; several grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside Services will be conducted Friday, February 12, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Cleveland, N.C.

You can view Mr. Blackwell’s remains virtually on-line at: Search Robert Blackwell’s Viewing.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Blackwell at

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Blackwell Family.

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