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Dolores "Dee" McBee Blackwell


Dolores "Dee" McBee Blackwell

Dolores "Dee" McBee Blackwell, 81, of Spartanburg, S.C., died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at her home.

Born June 13, 1934, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Reatha Henderson McBee, and wife, for 26 years, of the late Don Blackwell.

A 1952 attendee of Spartanburg General Hospital School of Nursing and 1975 graduate of Blue Ridge Community College. she retired after 50 years in the field of nursing, including Skylyn Health Center and The Charles Lea Center.

She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church, the Bertie Anthony Sunday School Class, and WMU.

Surviving are her children, Marty Blackwell (Susie), of Greensboro, N.C., Mark Blackwell (Cindy), of Pisgah Forest, and Kim Blackwell, of Spartanburg; grandchildren, Lauren Mirra, Reese Blackwell, Dana Blackwell, Daniel Sheppard and Johnny Sheppard; great-grandchildren, Madison, MacKenzie, Ramsi, Brody, Trystan and Trayan.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brothers, Carl McBee, Claude McBee and Eugene McBee.

Visitation was held from 1-2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at Zion Hill Baptist Church.

Funeral services followed at 2:30 p.m. at the church, conducted by Rev. Keith Davis. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park, 1955 Cannons Campground Road, Spartanburg, SC 29307.

Memorials may be made to Zion Hill Baptist Church, 2817 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307.

A special recognition to our Hospice nurse, Misty Taylor, who displays all the professional, compassionate attributes that our mother exuded throughout her career.

An online guest register is available at

Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel of Spartanburg, S.C. is caring for the family.


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