Zita David Blackwell

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Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA

A resident of Baton Rouge, LA and native of False River, LA, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2012, at 11:28 p.m. at The Carpenter House, Baton Rouge, LA, at the age of 87. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Louisiana State University and received her Master's Degree from Southeastern Louisiana University. Retired from the Ascension Parish School System as a Guidance Counselor. Visiting at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA on Thursday, December 13, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Visiting resumes on Friday, December 14, 2012, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 12424 Brogdon Lane, Baton Rouge, LA from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. conducted by Rev. Jerry Martin. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara B. and Philip "Chip" Schmitt; two sons and daughters-in-law: John E. and Margaret Blanchard Blackwell and Buddy and Lawana Chandler Blackwell; two sisters: Eileen Bellard and husband, Chester and Lillie Grace Olinde; brother, Young David; two sisters-in-law: Elnora Fontenot and Odessa Coston and husband, Wilmer; seven grandchildren: Kimberly Haynes, Kathleen Frey and husband, David, Philip Schmitt and wife, Allie, Wendy LeBlanc and husband, Jerry, Joseph Blackwell and wife, Kristine, Matthew Blackwell and wife, Penelope and Andrew Blackwell; twelve great grandchildren: Alexis Haynes; Abigail, Amelia, and Alyse LeBlanc; Jacob and Anna Kathryn Frey; Carter and Amelie Schmitt; Madeline and Katelyn Blackwell; Chandler and Alysse Blackwell. Preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Edwin "Buddy" Blackwell; her parents, Albin and Blanche David. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and an honorary member of St. Louis King of France Catholic Church; Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court of St. Francis of Assisi # 1915, Alpha Delta Kappa Professional Teachers Sorority. Please visit the online guest book at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Dec. 12 to Dec. 14, 2012
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