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Bennie “Choke” R. Blackwell Jr.

April 15, 1960 - June 25, 2024
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Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service
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MICHAEL V BAYLESS
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Anton Stembridge
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Rolnathan L Bullock
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TeMaria Blackwell
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Bethany Robinson
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Shirley Blackwell/Lewis
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Bennie Robert Blackwell Jr., affectionately known as “CHOKE”, made his transition home on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. He was born on April 15, 1960, in Akron, Ohio to Mamie Stembridge and Bennie R. Blackwell Sr. He graduated from South High School. While in high school Bennie had a dance group called “Choke” and he wasContinue Reading

Alicia Little/ Frances Little left a message on July 11, 2024:
So, Sorry to hear that Bennie has gone, but we all have to go home to Glory, He will be missed. But we know he is up there teaching them the right way to dance in heaven.. CHOKE FOR EVER! Sincerely, Love to the family.
Maurice Twin 2 Bayless left a message on July 11, 2024:
A true brother and BOSS, I followed him as a kid at the YMCA, He was a leader then, he took me and Mike Twin 1 under his wing like a real big brother , made us leaders and took us on a life journey that would make a great movie. From Akron to the Marine Corp, to North Carolina he was BOSS CHOKE, he taught us well and I am sure he was proud of us, I learned how to be a leader, a fighter, and a REAL MAN, he's a legend to many where ever he went, he was respected, and loved with loyalty. Caring Having, Owning, and Keeping (it REAL), I am a CHOKER for life, Thank you Boss Choke I love you forever.
MICHAEL V BAYLESS left a message on July 11, 2024:
You will be truly missed my Brother. Me and Maurice followed you nearly our entire life's. From the YMCA to the United States Marine Corp and back home. You are the man that made the man. Caring Having Owning Keeping Everlasting Respect CHOKER for life. Love Always Boss! God got a good one. RIP SEMPER FI
Anton Stembridge left a message on July 11, 2024:
Sending my Love. 🙏🏾♥️
Rolnathan L Bullock left a message on July 10, 2024:
Bennie I can't believe you just upped and left me here like this!! Your Love and Friendship is just so rare You Are the Truth My Big Brother!! You would always tell me I'm the big brother listen to me! No more of our petty arguments where we talk fast, and no one understands us but each other!!! You Are The Truth Sergeant CHOKE I Miss You
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Rolnathan L Bullock left a message on July 10, 2024:
In memory of Bennie “Choke” R. Blackwell Jr., Rolnathan L Bullock lit a candle
Martha Harris left a message on July 10, 2024:
Benny was like a son to me, always at the house with Marc, Jeff and my Son Kevin among others.They all played football together. Benny could make me laugh even when I was being serious. I will miss him and that beautiful smile.To you his family I pray 🙏🏿 God will comfort and give you peace at this most difficult time. The Brandon,Cash and Harris Family.🕊️
TeMaria Blackwell left a message on July 9, 2024:
We will miss you my dad, my twin 🙏🏽🕊️😢
Temaria Blackwell left a message on July 9, 2024:
I’m heartbroken, love you forever dad. Your name will live forever through your grand boys 💜💙
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Bethany Robinson left a message on July 9, 2024:
In memory of Bennie “Choke” R. Blackwell Jr., Bethany Robinson lit a candle
denise feaster left a message on July 8, 2024:
To the Blackwell Stembridge Family Benny was a great person with a heart of gold and that smile and personailty was everything he'll will be missed.
Marci Eskridge left a message on July 8, 2024:
Benny, you are gone but will definitely not be forgotten. I am fondly remembering the countless times you had me laughing. May you bring laughter and joy to the hereafter. God bless your family with comfort and peace. Love The Hubbard Family
Shirley Blackwell/Lewis left a message on July 4, 2024:
My sincere Prayers and Condolences go out to the children, family & friends of our Bennie . Words alone will not heal our sorrow; however, the Love of God/the Holy Spirit in time can heal all things and comfort yiou during these trying times. Bennie will be missed but he will live on in his children & family! Love 💕 you All . Shirley
Willie Harris left a message on July 3, 2024:
My Brother Bennie, he was of kind of Brother who I would trade for nobody he always believed in our family f the oldest to youngest may you have a great ride home my brother you the best 👌😇 🙏 Big Brother Willie"SKIPPER" HARRIS LOVE YOU "ALWAYS AND FOREVER "💝💖💗💓💞💕💞
Rob & Lisa Grier left a message on July 3, 2024:
We send our sincere condolences to all the family just know he is with Mamie love y’all
Tanisha Williams left a message on July 3, 2024:
Dad I really can't believe you not here anymore. I am so grateful for the connection we had you was my dad, friend, most of my superman I love you dad and gone miss you so much. My heart is broken
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Cheryl left a message on July 3, 2024:
Sending my heartfelt condolences to the family
Terrance Stewart Williams left a message on July 3, 2024:
RIP my brother for life
Germaine Jones left a message on July 2, 2024:
I surely gonna miss you CHOKE I have known you since I was 18 years and two kids Tay and TeMaria
Patrick Bell left a message on July 2, 2024:
My condolences to the family me and chock went to South high school together and also was in the Marine Corp together ,and had good times when ever I seen him in K-town RIP my brother
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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