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Mr. Winston Melvin Blanks "Kool"

May 4, 1946 ~ November 20, 2018 (age 72)

With sincere compassion and concern, the Majestic Family stands hand in hand with the relatives of Mr. Winston Blanks as they prepare to celebrate his lasting legacy. Mr. Blanks transitioned into eternal rest on Tuesday morning at Brunswick Cove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Winnabow, NC. 

An intimate and meaningful Service of Remembrance for Mr. Blanks will take place on Friday at 1pm at Graham Chapel AME Zion Church in Riegelwood, NC. Mr. Blanks’ physical temple will lie in repose in the main sanctuary of the church from 12noon until 1pm for those who wish to visit with him prior to the formal life honoring service.  During these moments, each participant and attendee can reflect on the fond memories of Mr. Winston and console his loving relatives as they say “farewell” to such a special part of their family. Following the services in the sanctuary, Mr. Blanks and his cherished family will be escorted to the church cemetery for Committal Rites. 

He leaves to cherish his memories:

One grandson:  Ezell Houston (Queshika) of Fayetteville, NC

One granddaughter:  Teressa Float of Wilmington, NC

Eleven great grandchildren

Four stepchildren (he helped rear): Quorcika Council, James McEachern, Dante Blue and Lakisha Blue all of Fayetteville, NC

Three sisters:  Jacqueline Lacewell (Nathaniel) of Riegelwood, NC, Loraine Hall Smith-Greene (Edward) of Riegelwood, NC and Louise Hall Brown of Whiteville, NC

Three brothers:  Jesse Marshall (Margret) of Pawleys Island, SC, James (Bo) Hall (Ester) of Riegelwood, NC and Edward Hall of Springfield, MA

Special nephews:  Terrill Lacewell and Shawn Sanders

Very special friend of many years:  Amanda Coe

Special friends:  Leroy King, James Bryant and Chester Graham

Other special friends:  Lee Currie, Vernon Moore, Oscar King,  Sarah Graham, Glenn Andrews and Stanley Graham and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Guests are being received at 1540 East Arcadia Rd. Riegelwood where they will also assemble for the Prestigious Majestic Ebony Motorcade.

The professionals at Majestic Funeral Homes are accommodating each request and personal desire of the Blanks, Lacewell and connected families.

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