Gwendolyn Joyce Blackwell Obituary

April 10, 2017 Obituary

Gwendolyn Joyce Blackwell, Farrell, Pennsylvania - obit

FARRELL, Pennsylvania – A funeral service celebrating the life and legacy of Mrs. Gwendolyn Joyce Blackwell will be held Monday, April 17, at Greater Mt. Zion COGIC with Bishop Melvin T. Baker delivering the eulogy.

Our beloved, Gwendolyn Joyce Blackwell departed this life on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. at Cleveland Clinic Hospital.

Mrs. Blackwell was born January 10, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, a daughter of Dotsey and Beulah Campbell.

She attended Farrell Schools.

She worked as a nurse assistant at Sharon Regional Hospital as well as several nursing homes in the area. She was currently employed at Isaiah 49. Prior to Isaiah 49, she worked as a respite care worker through Community Counseling Center of Mercer County.

She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Robert Blackwell, Sr., whom she married January 18, 1964; her loving children, Kimberly Blackwell of Denver, Robert Blackwell, Jr. of Allentown, Pastor Cynthia Blackwell of Maryland and Annette (Andrew) Mastrian of Hermitage; nine grandchildren, including Dierica Blackwell whom she raised as her own; three great-grandchildren; her siblings, Dr. Diana Jones of Hermitage, Robert (Carolyn) Campbell of West Middlesex and Donald (Lee) Campbell of Gary, Indiana; her sister-in-law, Queenie Pegues of Warren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Cornell and Jerome and a sister, Carolyn.

The family will receive friends Monday, April 17 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., at the church and at the home of Annette Mastrian, 2001 American Way Hermitage, Pennsylvania.

Interment will be in Morefield Cemetery.

Arrangements handled by J.E. Washington Funeral Services, Inc. To view obituary visit

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