Welda Wilson Blackwell

  • Born: September 7, 1926
  • Died: July 27, 2019
  • Location: Inman, South Carolina

Seawright Funeral Home and Crematory

26 E. Main Street
PO Box 192
Inman, SC 29349

Tel. (864) 472-6836

Tribute & Message From The Family

Carlene Welda Wilson Blackwell, 92, of Inman, SC, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Born in Inman, South Carolina on September 7, 1926,she was a daughter of the late Carl Wesley Wilson, Sr. and Margaret Evelyn (McBride) Wilson and was the wife of the late Mr. Jefferson Ezra Blackwell, Jr.

Mrs. Blackwell was the Valedictorian of Inman High School "Class of 1943" and was a graduate of Anderson College. She began her career as a bookkeeper at Camp Haven Nursing Home in Inman and after many, many years of dedicated employment she retired from Magnolia Manor of Inman.

She was a lifetime member of Inman First Baptist Church where she also served in the Fidelis Matron's Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Adult Choir, WMU, Modern Maturity Club, Inman Junior Women's Club and the Bowling League. She also enjoyed ceramics, painting, traveling and shopping.

She is survived by four sons, Bruce Wilson Blackwell and his wife Vickie of Roper, North Carolina, David Franklin Blackwell and his wife Kathy of Inman, South Carolina, Timothy James Blackwell and his wife Tracie of Lexington, South Carolina and Keith Weldon Blackwell and his wife Kelly of Windsor, Colorado; three brothers, which includes her twin brother, Carl Wesley Wilson, Jr. of Lyman, South Carolina, Ray Kent Wilson of Inman, South Carolina and Larry Wayne Wilson of Inman, South Carolina along with nine grandchildren, Emily Michelle Blackwell, Rebecca Marie Blackwell Finch, Amanda Rene' Blanton, Stephanie Blackwell Wilson, Lauren Blackwell, Lindsey Blackwell, Jefferson Ezra "Jezra" Blackwell, Lindsey Salazar and Treva Autumn and ten great grandchildren, Carter Blanton, Hudson Blanton, Cooper Blanton, Grayson Chelsted, Jacob Chelsted, Hannah Shumpert, Reese Shumpert, Peyton Salazar, Paige Salazar and Radley Autumn.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by two sisters, Mozelle Wofford and Phyllis Lynch and three sister-in-laws, Doris Wilson, Dorothy "Dot" Wilson and Barbara Wilson.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Inman First Baptist Church with Dr. Paul Moore officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Atrium of the Inman First Baptist Church.

Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Inman, South Carolina.

In addition to flowers, memorials may be made to: Inman First Baptist Church Music Program, 14 N Howard St. Inman, SC 29349 or online at IFBC.net. The family will be at her home.

Seawright Funeral Home & Crematory
Inman, SC


Condolence & Memory Journal

Praying for comfort and peace for all The Blackwell Family during this difficult time! SO sorry we could't be with you today; but, you were in our hearts and prayers! Love you all! Dan and Judy

Posted by Dan and Judy Gardner - Lexington, SC   July 30, 2019

I have fond memories of Welda working together at the nursing home. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Posted by Bibi Burch - Inman, SC - Coworker   July 30, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Posted by Betty Skinner - Inman, SC   July 29, 2019

David and Kathy, my condolences and prayers to you. I know how much you love and honor your mother. I wish I could be there to give both of you a hug!

Posted by Patsy Johns - Gallatin, TN - Friend   July 29, 2019

Prayers for all of you. A very special lady.

Posted by Kim Brower - Inman - Family Friend   July 29, 2019

Dear Aunt Welda,

You were loved more than you knew. As a rare jewel in sea of many, you always encouraged and loved on others as if all people were your very own. We will miss seeing your kind, innocent smile and how you would giggle when others complimented you. Trust me. You deserved the compliment. You were an Amazing Mom, wife, sister, Aunt and friend. Thanks for being that special lady who will always be remembered.

Posted by G Pranke - Gville, SC - Family   July 28, 2019

Have known this lovely lady for most of my life. Heaven has gained a singing angel.

Posted by Teresa Taylor Sims - Lyman, SC - Friend   July 28, 2019


Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Posted by Mike & Shae Martin - Wake Forest, NC   July 28, 2019

God needed another flower for His Bouquet. Prayers for all.

Posted by Dan & Fonda Notch - Raleigh, NC - Friend   July 28, 2019

Our deepest sympathies go out to the Blackwell and Blanton family for their loss. Ms. Welda Blackwell was a cherished member of our church family and a wonderful addition to the choir for many years. She will be missed dearly. - The DelosSantos Family

Posted by Drake DelosSantos - Inman, SC - Family Friend   July 28, 2019

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