May 12, 1932 - December 3, 2021
Reverend Robert Elsie Black of Brooklet Georgia passed away at 1:00 p.m. December 3, 2021 with his family by his side, at the age of eighty-nine. He is preceded in death by his father William ELL Black, mother Gertrude Black and wife Joan Copeland Black of 59 years and 12 siblings. He leaves behind his sister Bertha Ruth Cravey of Waycross Ga, four children James Ronnie Black of Brooklet Ga (Rita), Brenda Greenway of Black Creek Ga (Tommy), Pamela Purvis of Brooklet, Ga (Thomas) and Robert Kelvin Black of Brooklet, Ga (Chris), six grandchildren, Candi O’Sheill (Sean), Wesley Black (Amy), Leanna Cowart (Barry), Kimberly Woodcock (Ricky), Andrew Black(Summer) And Rachel Hemphill (Henry) and 12 great grandchildren. He was born in Baxley, Georgia and lived many years in Bloomingdale, Ga, before moving to Brooklet in 1994. Robert was a pastor of South Newington Baptist, Blitchton Baptist and Pine Grove Churches and interim pastor at several other Churches in Bulloch County over a span of Forty-seven years. Most recently a member of Old Fellowship Baptist Church. Additionally, Robert was employed with Union Camp for 45 years, until retiring at age 62. Robert lived his life in service to God and making a good life for his family. He was well respected by all and loved by his family and friends. He will be dearly missed. The family will receive visitors on Monday December 6th, 2021, from 10:00am until 11:00am at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 11:00am in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home, Pastor Tim Huffingham of Statesboro, Ga, and Bob Green of Statesboro, GA will officiate at the funeral with Grandson Wesley Black assisting. Interment will follow in the Corinth-Leefield Cemetery. Pallbearers are Ronnie Black, Kelvin Black, Thomas Purvis, Tommy Greenway, Wesley Black, Andrew Black. Honorary Pallbearers are Nic O’SHeill and James Black. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Corinth-Leefield Cemetery Fund, 5294 Brooklet-Leefield Road, Brooklet, Georgia 30415. Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com. Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.
Reverend Robert Elsie Black of Brooklet Georgia passed away at 1:00 p.m. December 3, 2021 with his family by his side, at the age of eighty-nine. He is preceded in death by his father William ELL Black, mother Gertrude Black and wife Joan Copeland... View Obituary & Service Information
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