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Mary Frances Reavis Blackwell / November 17, 2020

Mary Frances Reavis Blackwell, 71, of Chase City died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 at Chippenham Hospital, Richmond.
Mrs. Blackwell was born on Nov. 15, 1948 in Lunenburg County, the oldest child of the late Claude Smith Reavis Sr. and Zenora Jones Reavis. She attended grade school in Lunenburg County, and secondary school in Mecklenburg County. At an early age, she joined Williams Grove Baptist Church; she would later move her membership to Bethlehem Baptist Church in Chase City. Mrs. Blackwell was previously employed by Lunenburg County Public Schools.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Clarence Blackwell of Chase City; son, Ronnie Blackwell of South Hill; brother, Theodore Reavis of Victoria; two sisters, Gloria Scott (Willie) of Chase City, and Patricia Gee of Victoria; uncle, John Jones of Warren, Ohio; brother-in-law, Herman Blackwell Jr. (Perscilla) of Clarksville; four sisters-in-law, Bettye Blackwell of Durham, N.C., Katherene Murray of Henrico, Pauline Keeton (Joseph) of Chase City, and Brenda Blackwell of Newport News, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Blackwell was preceded in death by her brother, Claude Reavis Jr.

Graveside services were held Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 at Thyne Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Chase City with Rev. Dr. Ricky A. Lee officiating.

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Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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