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Stacy Jean Blacknall

May 20, 1958 — May 4, 2021

Stacy Jean Blacknall was born in a small, close-nit community of Millcreek near Arkadelphia, Arkansas on May 20, 1958. She was the middle daughter among the three born to Booker T. and Jessie L. Ankton Blacknall.

She accepted Christ at a tender age at Mt. Olive AME Church in Dalark, Arkansas.  She was a former member of St. Andrews AME Church (where she sang in the choir), Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, and a current member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church.

She attended Arkadelphia Public Schools where she excelled as a student. Stacy was a 1976 graduate of Arkadelphia High School.  She enrolled in Henderson State University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising Design and Art.  Stacy also earned a Master’s of Arts in Human Resource Development and Training from Webster University. 

Stacy was employed by the Little Rock School District for 27 years.  She served as a Vocational/Career and Alternative School Educator. Post retirement, she also served as Adjunct Faculty at Park College in Parkville, Missouri, Little Rock Air Force Base Campus, Parent Curricula Master Trainer for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention/Division of Violence Prevention Teen Dating Violence Prevention Initiative and employed as a Family Life Educator at the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute.  

Stacy was gifted in the arts and had a love for fashion; she designed clothes from a young age.  She was a “fashionista” before it was popular; she had a love for craft-related activities.  Stacy would sew, crochet, paint or create something special every day.  She encouraged everyone she crossed paths with.  Stacy was a proud Silver Star member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, for over 40 years.  She served on the Branding and Membership Committees which were concerned with preserving the image and enhancing the involvement experience of members.  She loved giving back to those in her community and beyond.  With her love of creative endeavors, and sharing her skill with others, Stacy spent countless hours sewing and donating masks during the Pandemic.

Stacy was preceded in death by her parents, Booker T. (February 7, 1982) and Jessie L. (May 13, 1997); her sister, Reva J. Blacknall (May 21, 2014); her nephew Desmond L. "Des" Pruitt (January 24, 2015); her aunts and uncles, Florida Goodwin, Lucille Ankton, Myrtle Jackson, Mary Metcalf, Bessie Blacknall, Charlie Ankton and Roosevelt Ankton; and a special cousin, Robbie Bridges.

She leaves a loving legacy with her only daughter, Jessika A. Blacknall-Williams; one beloved sister, Gloria Billings; her nephew and niece, Terrance Billings and Tessle Billings; cousins whom she cherished as her children, Knaudia Harris, Eric Bridges, Marc Bridges, LaDonna Middleton; a special cousin, Rosie Blacknall-Gill; and a caravan of other beloved relatives, friends and the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Pallbearers will be Terrance Billings ,Darryl Marbley, Lafredrick Harris, Jalene Smith, Robert Griffin Sr, Malcom Sanders, Markell Foreman Sr., and David “Rooster” Larson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Ankton, Charles Blacknall Sr., Willie Jones, Brenda Mitchell, Adrienne Brown, Vanessa Parker, Cassandra Norman McGhee, Judy C. Martin, Vickie Kelly, Patsy Hale, Patricia Boykins, Cassandra Marbley and Nanci J. Armstrong.

A walk-through viewing will be Friday, May 14, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home, as well as, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church, 2501 Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72206. A celebration of her life will be shared with family and friends on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Second Baptist Church, 1709 John Barrow Road, Little Rock with Pastor C. Dennis Edwards I., eulogist. Interment at Centerpoint Cemetery in Sparkman, Arkansas.

 

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Public Visitation

Friday, May 14, 2021

8:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Williams Funeral Home - At the Manse

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Friday, May 14, 2021

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St. John Baptist Church

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Saturday, May 15, 2021

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