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James Blackful James Blackful
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James Edward "Cadillac"
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1933 - 2018
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Obituary for James Edward "Cadillac" Blackful Jr.

James Edward "Cadillac"  Blackful Jr.
Mr. James Edward Blackful Jr. affectionately referred to as Jr. by his family and Cadillac by his friends and neighbors. Born to James Edward Blackful, Sr. and Theressa Blackful on June 07, 1933 in Charleston, Missouri. His parents moved to Battle Creek MI in 1943. He shined the shoes of the soldiers and delivered newspapers at the VA Hospital on the weekends. He attended Capital High School. Jr. quickly became a jack of all trades. In his early adulthood he worked for General Motors as a Painter and Test car driver. Jr. moved on to the United Wire and Steel Company as an A-1 Welder and Consultant retiring in 1998. He could fix anything, automobiles to houses. Jr. was a member of the “Rollin Knights Club”. Family was everything to Jr., he would visit with all his kids and family members on a regular basis. He enjoyed telling stories about his heritage, his children, and his Cadillacs. Everyone who knew “Cadillac” enjoyed his radiant smile, his colorful stories and his cool slow Cadillac (CAT) cruise down every street in town taking you were all his family members lived. He had an awesome sense of humor and would change his voice to match, whoever, he was telling the story about with body language to match the gestures.
Daddy departed this old system of things on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 9:14pm at the Bethel Garden Memory Care Assistant Living Facility in Powder Springs, Georgia with his baby girl by his side through it all. He lived with his baby girl Jaime Theresa Blackful – Patterson, Son-in-law Mark Edward Patterson, and his grandson Markus Edward Patterson from September 2014 to October 2017 then he required specialized care during the last 14 months of his life. The Baby made sure her Daddy lived the best life ever with the best medical care in town and surrounded him by loving hands.
He was preceded in death by his Father James Sr.(1996), his mother Theressa (2002), his sister Gloria Jean (Dollbaby) (2003), His daughter Betty Ann (62), his Son James II (1967), and his granddaughter Dasha Cheri Amore Blackful.
James is survived by his brothers Jesse & Jace (Carnell), his Sister Doicenelle Jackson. His daughters Sharon Gault, Brenda White, Pamela Blackful, Wanda Blackful, Jaime Blackful-Patterson and his son Jerome
Blackful. And a host of loving grand kids and great grand kids. James Edward Blackful Jr. “Cadillac” will be greatly missed.