Jean Blackwell Obituary, Death – On Monday, Jean Blackwell, a resident of Goose Creek, South Carolina, who had been battling health issues for some time, passed away suddenly. She had been unable to fight her illness for some time. She was born on December 21 in Clinton, South Carolina, and her mother, Grace Jackson Blackwell, had passed away before she was even born. The same thing had happened to her father, George Blackwell Sr., when he passed away. Jean received her diploma from Clinton High School when she finished her studies there and graduated from high school at the end of her time there.
She directed the choir at the Living by Faith Baptist Church, which was also the congregation in which she was actively involved at one point in her professional life. During this time, she was also actively involved in the congregation. When she made the decision to retire earlier than planned, she had already racked up more than three decades of experience working for the Berkeley County School District. Jean was an outstanding mother and grandma who placed a high value on her family and did everything in her power to provide for them. Jean was known for her warmth and generosity.
Her husband Michael R. Shelton Sr., her parents George Blackwell Sr. and Grace Blackwell, two of her brothers, George William Blackwell, Jr., and Clarence Blackwell, and three of her sisters, Diane Abrams, June Adams, and Grace Bryant, all left before she did. Her mother Grace Blackwell was the only one who stayed behind. The aforementioned people were the ones that left first before she did. There are a number of people who are able to carry on Jean’s legacy, including her daughter Angela Shillinglaw (Ormand), her grandsons Wyatt, Waylon, and Layne, her granddaughter McKinlee, her sister Patricia Fowler, and a number of nieces and nephews.