Laurel Blackwell
August 29, 1953 - November 30, 2017
Vance Brooks
DJ and Tiffany Gannon
Debbie Harris
Mike and Debbie Riley
Rev. Tim Sewell
Diane Hulvey
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Vance Brooks Funeral Home - Columbus Chapel
4048 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31907
Sunday 12/3, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC
3738 Hwy 431 North / 280 West
Phenix City, AL 36867
Monday 12/4, 4:00 pm

Laurel Blackwell passed away on November 30 at Midtown Medical Center after a brief illness.  After being diagnosed with cancer one year ago, she was cancer free, but succumbed to complications resulting from a pneumonia diagnosis.  Born on August 29, 1953, she was one of five children parented by James and Myrna McLaughlin.  She is …
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Julie Jarmon of Dothan, Ala left a message on December 9, 2017:
I just read about the recent death of Ms. Laurel and I know Mr. Fred and the Blackwell, McLaughlin family and loved ones have saddened hearts today. So I wanted to share beautiful scripture where our loving heavenly Father, Jehovah God (Psalm 83:18), promises us that he is going to do away with man's greatest enemy, death. Rev. 21: 4; "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. Isaiah 33:24 guarantees us: "And no resident will say "I am sick," ever again. God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises, including the resurrection. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40, John 11:23-25) Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago." Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." For more comforting scriptures please visit: http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. John 17;3 Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. It is my prayer scripture will give you comfort in your grief. If you feel up to contacting me, my email address is: [email protected]
I pray it will bring you comfort to please watch this beautiful video (Song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" https://tv.jw.org/#en/video/VODChildren/pub-pksn_24_VIDEO
or watch this short, faith strengthening video:
https://vimeo.com/232445509
I will keep you in my prayers.
DJ and Tiffany Gannon left a message on December 5, 2017:
A candle was lit by DJ and Tiffany Gannon on 2017/12/05
Debbie Harris left a message on December 4, 2017:
A candle was lit by Debbie Harris on 2017/12/04
Lm left a message on December 4, 2017:
My sincere condolences to the family at this time of loss. Even Jesus wept at the loss of a loved one. I have found comfort in the scriptural promises at Rev 21:3, 4 and I pray you will as well.
Ed Harris left a message on December 4, 2017:
Fred,
You and the members of Laurel's family are in my prayers.
Hoping you are able to find peace during this difficult time in your lives.
All my Best
Ed Harris
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Debbie Harris left a message on December 4, 2017:
My deepest sympathy to the Blackwell family. I pray that God gives you peace and strength in facing such a loss. Laurel will be sadly missed by everyone that has met or known her. You are all in my prayers.
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A DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was ordered on December 4, 2017

Mike and Debbie Riley left a message on December 3, 2017:
A candle was lit by Mike and Debbie Riley on 2017/12/03
Rev. Tim Sewell left a message on December 3, 2017:
A candle was lit by Rev. Tim Sewell on 2017/12/03
Jim Irving and Beverley Girvan left a message on December 3, 2017:
To be sure Laurel was a special person. We did not have the pleasure of meeting Fred's dear Laurel however through his admiration we immediately appreciated how wonderful she was - for Fred, for all. We continue to think of you Fred.
Frederick Green left a message on December 3, 2017:
My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved, Laurel. Please knowВ that Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ is aware of your pain and they care for you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) . I pray that you are able to find comfort in God's promise of paradise where there will be no more pain and sorrow (Revelation 21:4,5)В  and the many wonderfulВ  memories of your loved one becoming a reality in the future resurrection in paradise.В  (Acts 24:15). Please accept my sincere condolences.
Expression of Sympathy left a message on December 3, 2017:
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Sharon Dunn Williams left a message on December 3, 2017:
I am so sorry to hear about Laurel's passing. We worked together in Adult Education for many years. I remember her as a caring professional, a mentor, and a coworker in helping people achieve their potential. I met with the Transformation Community last month. Her work will carry on. She has truly made a difference in this world. God bless her family and friends.
Expression of Sympathy left a message on December 3, 2017:
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In loving memory of my Alpha Phi and PEO sister. Love Mary Lou

Expression of Sympathy left a message on December 2, 2017:
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Elizabeth & Jimmy Bruner, Panama City Beach, Florida. left a message on December 2, 2017:
How very sad we were to hear the sad news of Laurel's passing. It was such a pleasure to know this beautiful and caring lady. She had a way of making you think you'd known her all your life. Our love and prayers to Fred and all the family. Rest assured there's a new angel in Heaven now. Much Love, Elizabeth & Jimmy
Expression of Sympathy left a message on December 2, 2017:
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To help celebrate Laurel's life of love and service to others. We, her cousins, will miss her as we admire all she accomplished in her too-brief life. Carolyn Casady Trimble, Ann Gumz, and Elaine Casady

Gary Scheide left a message on December 1, 2017:
A candle was lit by Gary Scheide on 2017/12/01
Gregg and Lacey left a message on December 1, 2017:
Fred, our prayers are with you. We are joyful for Laurels “promotion” but saddened for your loss.
Almighty God, our Father in heaven, before whom live all who die in the Lord: Receive our Laurel into the courts of your heavenly dwelling place. Let her heart and soul now ring out in joy to you, O Lord, the living God, and the God of those who live. This we ask through Christ our Lord.
Diane Hulvey left a message on December 1, 2017:
Fred, my prayers are with you and your family during one of the most difficult times of your life. Praying for comfort, strength and peace for you all in the days ahead.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Diane Hulvey left a message on December 1, 2017:
A candle was lit by Diane Hulvey on 2017/12/01
Vance Brooks left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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