Laura Etta Blackwell

December 14, 2016
Laura Etta Blackwell

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After a lifetime of service to others, Laura Etta Blackwell made the transition to her permanent heavenly home on December 14, 2016. She met her Savior and was reunited with her parents Otho and Blanche Hudson Blackwell; her sister, Nora Green and three siblings who died in infancy.

She leaves behind one sister, Pearl Laughter of Edneyville; three brothers, Branch of Concord, CA, Harley and wife Frances of Hendersonville and Ken of East Flat Rock. She had no children but loved her 5 nieces and 6 nephews; 15 great-nieces and nephews and 14 great great nieces and nephews very much.

She graduated from Edneyville High School, received he RN degree from Spartanburg General Hospital and her Respiratory Therapy degree from Emory University, where she taught until retirement. She previously worked for the VA, Dr. B.J. Romeo, Pardee Hospital, Memorial Mission Hospital and Moses H. Cone Hospital, where she helped develop the first recovery room dedicated exclusively to post-op recovery. Her loving dedication to her family and friends and the thousands of patients will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held 2:00pm Saturday, December 17, at Dana United Methodist Church. Dr. Mark Ralls and Rev. Sarah Fouts will officiate. The family will receive guests at the church following the service. Burial services will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Dana United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 335, Dana, NC 28724.


Saturday, December 17, 2016
2:00 PM

Dana United Methodist Church - Directions
1436 Ridge Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • December 16, 2016
    Connie Jackson-Campbell says:
    I am so glad that I got to meet "Aunt Laura". Her and her family are precious! I enjoyed the times that I got to talk to her at the birthday parties and other special events held by her family! Laura was a strong woman....I will miss seeing her...I pray for all the family during this time of grieving, but we all know we will see her again and that she isn't suffering anymore. My love to Granmommy and Linda and all the rest of the family. God bless you all...

  • December 17, 2016
    Jenny Blackwell lit a candle:
    Lit since December 17, 2016 at 12:03:25 PM

  • December 17, 2016
    Sarah Beth Pryor says:
    Aunt Laura was a wonderful woman with a beautiful soul. I remember the first time she came to visit us in Texas. I remember the first time we came to visit her in North Carolina. When my husband and I visited them on our honeymoon, she and the rest of the family there made us a huge lunch and we had a great visit. Aunt Laura was our great Aunt, but we never called her so. She was just that way. She will always be with us in our hearts. While I cannot be there for the funeral today, I will still mourn her loss. I love you Aunt Laura.

  • December 17, 2016
    Mary lamb says:
    I'm Mary Lamb and I want to express my condolences to the family of Laura of whom she had such love and respect. I love all the family as well. I have been in and out of the hospital the last few weeks and am not able to attend.