Unita Blackwell

  • Born: March 18, 1933
  • Died: May 13, 2019
  • Location: Biloxi, Mississippi

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Unita Blackwell

Civil rights activist was advisor to seven presidents...

Unita Blackwell was a civil rights activist who rose from an early life as a sharecropper to become an advisor to seven presidents and the first black woman mayor in Mississippi. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

May the God of comfort comfort the family and friends in this difficult time.

Posted by New York    January 01, 2020

Thank you for service in making this world -this nation- a more just and humane place to inhabit. You were a TRULY COURAGEOUS human being and someone who was in the blessed and unique position of literally changing the world around them for the better. God gave you to us as a blessing for change, and now God has called you back home. I only wish that I had a chance to convey this to you in life, as I am now in death: On behalf of a grateful nation , community, and population Thank You. God bless you and your family. I know you are watching down on us from heaven now, so you know that we need your help.

Posted by S Borum - Richmond, VA - acquaintance   December 30, 2019

My deepest sympathy on your loss and may God comfort you during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 28, 2019

My condolences as you mourn the loss of your dear loved one. Our prayer is that you find comfort and hope during this most difficult time.

Posted by A friend   August 21, 2019

She truly believed the scripture at Acts 10:34,35 34 At this Peter began to speak, and he said: Now I truly understand that God is not partial, 35but in every nation the man who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. Our wonderful promise from God will see this become a reality earth wide. Until then, rest peacefully.

Posted by A friend   June 06, 2019

Miss Blackwell led a very interesting and prosperous life. Condolences to the family.

Posted by vH    May 27, 2019

We here in the District of Columbia who are members of the US - China Peoples Friendship Association - DC Metro Area Chapter want to add our sincere sympathies to the family and loved ones on the passing of this great pioneer who paved the way for the various US - China friendship programs we have today. Her contributions were significant for which we owe Mrs. Blackwell and her family a lot. May she rest in peace.

Posted by CHRISTINE BROOKS - WASHINGTON, DC - friend   May 26, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Unita through this difficult time of mourning.

Posted by A friend   May 23, 2019

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Posted by Larry Provine - Racine, WI   May 23, 2019

To Jerry and family I am grateful to have known such an outstanding lady. She is gone but her legacy is a great part of history. Thanks to her determination. We must all remember to vote. My prayers and to love all of you.
Margaret Paige (Miami, Florida)

Posted by A friend   May 22, 2019

Thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   May 22, 2019

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To the family I am sorry for your loss. May God of tender mercies continue to comfort you everyday in the time of your sorrow." Frances E Thomas Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi MS

Posted by Fran Frye - Biloxi, MS   May 22, 2019

Sending my sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. UNITA Blackwell

Posted by Shaun Wilson - Jackson, MS - friend   May 19, 2019

Unita Blackwell was Chair of the US-China Peoples Friendship Association when I was a young woman managing that organization's tour program for Americans visiting China. She gave me stories of her life, both serious and funny and shared her deep wisdom. I cherish her. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Anne J. Perry - Fairport, NY   May 19, 2019

To the family of Unita Blackwell. She leaves a great legacy. May you find peace during this difficult time.

Posted by Doris Johnson - Memphis, TN   May 18, 2019

May 17, 2019
To the family and friends of Unita Blackwell:
Please accept my heart felt condolences. I am very sorry for your loss. May God of tender mercies continue to comfort you everyday in the time of your sorrow.

Posted by Cheryl Auflick - MYRTLE BEACH, SC   May 17, 2019

Our prayers are with the family of Unita Blackwell. We know the God of all comfort can bless you with strength and peace at this difficult time.

Posted by Wilson Family - AL   May 17, 2019

My sympathies for the family. I am sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   May 16, 2019

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Unita Blackwell.May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Lynn    May 16, 2019

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Pearl - IL   May 16, 2019

That smile was contagious. This was a hard working and dedicated woman. Thank you for a life well lived and a great legacy. My thoughts and prayers are with the family both now, and forever.

Posted by TT - Cleveland, OH   May 16, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by RC. - IL   May 16, 2019

I am inspired by Mrs, Blackwell's legacy of service and courage. May she rest peacefully with our Savior. Hers was a life very well lived.

Posted by Sharon - Raleigh   May 15, 2019

Praying for the Family, We have lost a great leader of the Civil Rights Movement.

Posted by Charles Fung - Memphis, TN - friend   May 15, 2019

God bless you, Miss Blackwell.

Posted by Woodrow Wilkins - Hollandale, MS - acquaintance   May 15, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   May 15, 2019

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Posted by Ann Stokman - Greenfield, WI   May 15, 2019

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Posted by Joan Walton - Columbus, GA   May 15, 2019

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WELL DONE THY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT, SO! SO! BEAUTIFUL, WE'RE PROUD OF YOU, YOU'RE TRULY BLESSED!!! R.I.P. ❤❤❤❤

Posted by Jennifer Cobb - Greenville, NC - significant_other   May 14, 2019

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A friend   May 14, 2019

To a family who has shared the Honorable Unita Blackwell with the world, you have my deepest condolences. Her life's work and legacy is written on the hearts of many and has inspired generations. You are in my thoughts, Dr. Quintessa Hathaway

Posted by Dr. Quintessa Hathaway - acquaintance   May 14, 2019

He will call and they will answer. We shall see Unita again. So have faith and do not wonder, for this is within Gods plans.

Posted by Tina - Atlanta   May 14, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort sustain your family during these challenging times.

Posted by A friend   May 14, 2019

Posted by Debra Ceol - Knoxville, TN   May 14, 2019

I am very sorry for your loss

Posted by Daryn Worley - Cleveland, OH   May 14, 2019

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In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Unita was a phenomenal woman and could not be matched with her knowledge, but she was always willing to share what she acquired. MANY MANY PRAYERS and BLESSINGS ❤❤

Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   May 14, 2019

My sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. God promises,he will make you firm, he will make you strong, he will firmly ground you. 1 Peter 5:10.

Posted by Monica Loadholt - Sacramento, CA   May 14, 2019

She worked so hard to make this state and nation a better place for all of its citizens. May God have mercy on her soul. I know she is in a better place where she don't have to fight anymore.
Alderman Clarence Scutter

Posted by Alderman Clarence Scutter - Port Gibson, MS   May 14, 2019


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My condolences for your loss. I can’t understand exactly how you feel but. Isaiah 40:26 in part-reads that you will find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of Jehovah God, who will remember every detail about your love one and bring them back again in the “resurrection hope”. (Acts 24:15)
My condolences for your loss. I can’t understand exactly how you feel but. Isaiah 40:26 in part-reads that you will find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of Jehovah God, who will remember every detail about your love one and bring them back again in the “resurrection hope”. (Acts 24:15)