July 23, 1952 - September 24, 2021
Elder Mildred Blackwell-Moreno was the seventh child and daughter of the late Paul Ervin and Homerzella Oglesby Blackwell. She was born on July 23, 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was educated in the School District of Philadelphia and attended Holmes Elementary School, Shaw Jr. High School, graduated and obtained her high school diploma from West Philadelphia High School in 1970. She continued her education in Fayetteville, North Carolina by attending Rutledge College where she earned a degree in business administration with a concentration in data analytics. On December 18, 1972, she married Richard Eugene Potts, Sr. and gave birth to one son (Richard) and three daughters (Shantay, Dana, and Temeia). At an early age, Elder Mildred Blackwell-Moreno professed faith in Jesus Christ. This beloved mother and grandmother was ALL about God first, then family. She really loved the Lord, her children, and grandchildren and made it her highest priority to ensure that they had a strong foundation in Christ and a real relationship with God. Under the leadership of Pastor Margie Brown at Trinity Full Gospel Church, Elder Mildred Blackwell-Moreno accepted her gifts as prophetic intercessor and handmaiden to many ministries operating today. She attended Christian Provision Ministries in Sanford, North Carolina and served many years in the ministry following the guidance of Bishop Charles Mellette. She was extremely sensitive to the needs, hurts, and burdens of so many people. She was an encourager and involved with touching lives and lifting burdens. In her prayer room, she taught her family and others to pray and travail in the spirit. She possessed many spiritual gifts and talents which she shared and passed to her children, grandchildren, and everyone she encountered. She had such a great love for people that she would give them her last. If she did not have what they needed, she would buy or borrow to make sure their needs were met. To know her was to love her. Her laughter, joy, smile, and sense of humor was uplifting and infectious. Elder Mildred Blackwell-Moreno’s words to her children, grandchildren, family and friends will be forever echoed in their hearts, “Don’t worry, you hear? Trust God and everything is going to be alright.” Her famous words were, “You understand?” Her children, grandchildren, family, and friends will forever trust God and hold tight to his unchanging hand. Elder Mildred Blackwell-Moreno is survived by her children, Richard (Shyiesha) Potts, Shantay Potts, Dana Potts, and Temeia (Anthony) Potts-Duncan of Fayetteville, North Carolina; eight grandchildren, Darius Potts, Keira Gillis, Deanna Potts, Justin Dudley, Onyx Sledge, Ashante Duncan, Elijah Potts, and Nakada Potts; six great-grandchildren, Kaiden, Bryson, Adayia, Jailyn, Ezekiel, and Za’morre; five sisters, Carol Webb, Joan Carroll, Noreen Blackwell, Brenda (Arnold) Blackwell-Sermon, and Janet Gunter; three brothers, Kenny Blackwell, Darryl Blackwell, and Derrek Blackwell. She will also be missed by devoted aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, god-children (Marquita Bayley, Melinda McCutcheon, and Charles Moultrie), and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother (Homerzella Oglesby Blackwell), father (Paul Ervin), sister (Carmen Diane), and brother (Ervin Blackwell).
Elder Mildred Blackwell-Moreno was the seventh child and daughter of the late Paul Ervin and Homerzella Oglesby Blackwell. She was born on July 23, 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was educated in the School District of Philadelphia... View Obituary & Service Information
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