Hamilton Funeral Chapel
726 S Tarboro
Wilson, NC 27893


May Jewel E. Blackstone-Williams

May 18, 1937 - January 20, 2012

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Mrs. May Jewel E. Blackstone William, age 74 of 803 E. Green Street, Wilson, daughter of the late Rev. Pleasant N. Blackstone and the late Claudia May Gunter passed away Friday, January 20, 2012 at the Wilson Medical Center.

She was the sixth child of sixteen children and was known to everyone as "Earlene". She attended Frederick Douglas High School in Elm City, NC. She always loved helping others. She later relocated to Newark, NJ., were she attended school for social work. She was also known for her style of dress. She was self-employed as a seamstress, a beautician, and a home care provider. She was a devoted minister of Brown Chapel of Newark, NJ., and later relocated to Wilson, NC.

She was proceded in death by two brothers, Moses Blackston and Pleasant E. Blackston.

Loving memories are forever cherished by: her husband, Charles Williams; 3 daughters, Janice Clark, Cynthia Blackston, and Carolyn Parker; 3 sons-in-law, Lawrence Clark, Rick Omarrow, and Clyde Parker; 18 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; three brothers, Ernest Blackston, John Blackston(Ossie), and James Blackston; 5 sisters, Mildred Funderburke, Katie Doris Moore(William), Connie Lucas(Johnny), Claudia Simmons(Tony), and Carolyn Varner(James); 2 aunts, Ida May Benjamin and Romaine Blackston; a host of other special relatives and friends including a special devoted niece, Crystal Brown and special friend Elenora Mitchell.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday 1:00 pm at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 Tarboro Street, SW., Wilson. Reverend Larry Gunter will officiate. Interment will follow in the Hamilton Burial Garden, Lane Street Ext. Wilson.

A public viewing will take place Friday from 2-8 pm at Hamilton Funeral Chapel of Wilson. The family will receive friends at the Residence where they will also assemble one hour prior to the funeral service in preparation of the funeral procession.