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The Blackett, Stewart, Ellis, Times, and Duncan families announce the sudden homegoing of the Career Diplomat.

Honorable Konah Russell Blackett

This sad event occurred on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.  He leaves to mourn… his devoted and loving wife Michele Blackett, his children Tenneh, Konah Jr., and Jamal Kissau… and four loving grandchildren.  His siblings Roland Lee Blackett, James Blackett, Jerusha F. Blackett, Patricia Stewart Giple, and Amelia Mame Blackett.  Also, mourning his loss is his very loving aunt Jerusha A. Blackett and host of relatives and friends. 

Wake Keeping:  

Friday, May 12, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Grier Funeral Home

115 John McCarroll Ave

Charlotte, NC. 28216

Phone (704)332-7109



Saturday, May 13, 2017 

Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church

401 N. McDowell St.

Charlotte, NC. 28204



Quiet Reflections ~ 11:30  - 12:00 PM

Service ~ 12:00 PM


Sharon Memorial Gardens

5400 Monroe Rd.

Charlotte, NC. 28212


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Hotel Accommodations:

Courtyard Charlotte Airport

321 W. Woodlawn, Charlotte, NC 28217

(704) 945 6800   


Residence Inn Charlotte

5816 Westpark Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217

(704) 527-8110


Residence Inn

6030 Piedmont Row Dr South, Charlotte, NC 28210

(704) 554 7001


Fairfield Inn

2220 West Tyvola Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217

(980) 265 5557



Michele Blackett (Wife)


Konah Jr. (Son) 


Tenneh (Daughter)


Jamal Kaisseau Bowen (Son)


Jerusha A. Blackett (Aunt)


Jerusha F. Blackett (Sister)


Amelia Mame Blackett (Sister)


Nester Duncan Diggs (Cousin)