AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Doris Key Lanier Blackwell, beloved wife of James "Jimmie" Blackwell, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2007 at her residence.
A memorial service was held Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church, 629 Greene Street, Augusta, Georgia with Rev. C. Don Manning officiating.
Mrs. Blackwell was born in Habersham County on October 20, 1936, to the Late Carl L. and Martha Key. She was a resident of Richmond County for more than 50 years. Doris graduated from the Columbia County school system where she was active in sports and the drama club. After attending Augusta Technical College, she worked in the computer field for many years. She then became a licensed realtor retiring after 27 years, and also worked at The Augusta National Golf Club for more than 35 years.
Additional survivors include one daughter, Martha Lanier Gunn (Edwin), Dearing; one son, Monte Lanier (Jane), Aurora, Col.; one stepson, Sam Blackwell (Janet), Augusta.; six nieces and nephews; nine grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Key Bullard, one brother, Carl (Buddy) Key and one son, Carl Michael (Mike) Lanier.
Mrs. Blackwell was a member of the Greater Augusta Association Board of Realtors, The Georgia Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She earned many awards, among them Million Dollar Producer, Lifetime member of Circle of Excellence and was nominated as Realtor of the Year. She was on the Executive Board and a deaconess of First Christian Church.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church (Restoration Fund), 629 Greene Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901 or a charity of your choice.