Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Cornelia Ussery Blackwell

Cornelia Ussery Blackwell, 96, of Albemarle passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 in CHS-Stanly.  Her funeral service will be 3 PM Thursday, January 31, 2019 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Smith officiating.  Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory.  The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle on Thursday from 1 until 2:30 prior to the service.

Born August 25, 1922 in Richmond County, NC, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas Ussery and Cornia Smith Ussery and was a retired employee of the American Efird Mill Co.  She attended Immanuel Baptist Church.  Mrs. Blackwell enjoyed her flower garden and enjoyed walking on the beach but her favorite thing to do was spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. 

Mrs. Blackwell was preceded in death by her husband J. D. Blackwell, son John Daniel Blackwell and grandson David Soles, Jr.  She is survived by a son Billy Blackwell (Linda) of Galivants Ferry, SC, daughters Judy Batten (Bill) of North Myrtle Beach, SC and Barbara Blackwell of Albemarle, 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 12 great-greatgrandchildren. 

The family extends special thanks to Immanuel Baptist Church, Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie and the ICU Staff at CHS-Stanly.


  • Jenny Hatley Posted January 29, 2019 1:01 pm

    I am so sad to hear of your mother’s death. Keeping you close in prayer.

  • chris little Posted January 29, 2019 4:33 pm

    She was my Wife’s Grandmother. Wonderful Lady with a heart of Gold. I’ll never forget her. Miss you.

  • Doug Solomon Posted January 29, 2019 6:27 pm

    Barbara and Billy, I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a sweetheart and so loving and kind to everyone.. praying for all the family during this hard time!

  • Margaret Owens Posted January 29, 2019 6:31 pm

    Sending my Condolences to you all. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Elaine Eudy Posted January 29, 2019 8:59 pm

    Barbara and family so sorry for your loss. Nealie was a wwonderful lady always with a smile on her face and a kind word. She loved everyone, her church and her Lord. One of her favorite things to do was send cards for any reason. Will miss her. May God Bless and Comfort you

  • Sharon Thompson Posted January 29, 2019 10:40 pm

    Barbara, I am so sad to hear of your sweet mom’s passing. She was so kind to everyone. I remember when Danny, Vickie and I would sing the special she would find at least one of us after the service and tell us how much she enjoyed the song and that she loved us and we loved her too. I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around you and get you through the difficult days to come. God bless you and your family.

  • Sandra Whaley Posted January 29, 2019 11:11 pm

    Barbara mom and I are so sorry about Nealies death. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

  • Dana Ross Posted January 30, 2019 7:28 am

    Barbara and Billy, sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Praying for you both and your family.

  • Boyd & Brenda Ingold Posted January 30, 2019 11:41 am

    Barbara and family,
    We are so sorry about your mom’s passing. She was a
    wonderful lady. I remember her and all the times while
    I was growing up as your neighbor. You took such great
    care of her over all the years. She will be greatly missed.
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love, Boyd & Brenda

  • Robi Posted January 30, 2019 12:45 pm

    Prayers for you Barbara. Such a sweet soul!

  • kent montgomery Posted January 30, 2019 2:58 pm

    Barbara, Judy, Billy
    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Nealie was a wonderful lady loved by all who knew her.
    She and mom (Hazelene Montgomery) were life long great friends.
    You are in our prayers, we love you.
    Monty & Kent Montgomery

  • Brenda Maner Posted January 30, 2019 9:23 pm

    So sorry to hear of Nealie’s passing. She was a special lady.

  • Darlene Almond McCabe Posted January 31, 2019 4:16 pm

    Barbara, Judy, Billy and family… so sorry to hear of the passing of Nealie. I know she will be missed dearly. Thoughts and prayers for each of you..

  • Tammy Purvis Posted February 1, 2019 7:07 pm

    My heart is heavy but heaven has gained an angel. Aunt Nellie you will be missed. Memories of your love will always be with me. Prayers for all .

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