Dora Elizabeth Blackwelder
Dora Elizabeth Blackwelder
  • August 20, 1924 - January 6, 2018
  • Statesville, North Carolina

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Dora Elizabeth Freeze Blackwelder, 93, went to be with the Lord on January 6, 2018 at her residence.

Mrs. Blackwelder was a native of Iredell County and was born on August 20th, 1924. She was a wonderful Christian mom who led by example. She loved everyone and was loved by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years Roy Alexander Blackwelder, two brothers Ira and Allen Freeze and two sisters, Frances Ballard and Carolyn Benfield.

Left to cherish her memory include her two loving daughters, Beth Beard (John) of Statesville, NC and Gail Blackwelder (Neil) of Sanford, Florida, two brothers, Bennie (Grace) Freeze of Statesville, NC and Curt (Nina) Freeze also of Statesville, NC, four sisters, Diann (Bobby) Miller of Statesville, NC, Louise Wyatt of Statesville, NC , Levada (Elmer) of Catawba, NC and Dorothy Smiley of Florida, granddaughter, Anita (Todd) Taylor of Purlear, NC and two great-grandsons, A.J Taylor of Raleigh and Nick Taylor of Purlear.

The family will receive friends and family on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 pm at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home with funeral services following at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ervel Jones officiating. She will be reunited with her husband at the conclusion of the service at Iredell Memorial Gardens.

The family wants to especially thank very dear friends Rosie Brown and Loretta Freeze, as well as Hospice of Iredell County.

Memorials may be made to Iredell County Hospice and Palliative Care 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or New Hope Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, 149 New Hope Road Statesville, NC 28625.

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Bunch Johnson is honored to be serving the Blackwelder Family.