Efrem Blackwell, Jr


Efrem Gerald Blackwell Jr was born December 21,1999 in Columbus, Ohio. Efrem was the 4th child out of 6 children born to Dionne Jackson and Efrem Blackwell Sr. When Efrem was born, he came into this world with an old soul and great obstacles to overcome and God pulled him through. As a child Efrem and his siblings always stuck together like glue. He was always known as the silent talker so we nicknamed him Booka. He loved his family and he loved the ladies and always enjoyed playing and entertaining his little cousins, he was always the comedic one out of his siblings and always had everyone laughing. Efrem always gave a helping hand and liked working to make a buck or two.

Efrem is preceded in death by his grandparents, Joan Blackwell and Eugene Turner Sr, Jannie Jackson, and Charles Owens; aunts, Gloria Parker, Myrtle Grant, Naomi Gordon, Thelma Davis, and Aunts Barbara and Betty; uncles, Ronald Jackson, Eugene Turner Jr, and Joseph Jackson; and cousins, Willie Kimbo Jr and Jonas Sims.

Efrem was survived by his parents, Dionne Jackson and Efrem Blackwell Sr; siblings, Anthony Jackson, Angelo Blackwell, Alecia Blackwell, Elaijah Blackwell, and Eliaini Blackwell; nephews and nieces, Kavontae, Robert Jr, Secret, and Gei-Anii Blackwell; aunts, DeVaughn Jackson [Glenn] Cherita Kendricks [Mathais], Alice Blackwell, Kathleen Turner, Roberta Blackwell, Cheryl Jackson, Sabrina Turner, Ernestine Wilson, and Joycee Brower; uncles, Claude Turner, Johnnie Blackwell [Bonita], Derrick Jackson, Michael Turner, Charles Blackwell, Lydell Blackwell, Ernest Higginbotham III, Raymond Michaels, and Dwayne Jackson; and a host of cousins, too many to list, other relatives and friends. A special thanks to Kenya Williams, Kaveion Martin, Qua Martin, Haisaun  Martin.

Efrem was blessed and loved by many people that crossed paths with him and was always a joy to be around and will be dearly missed

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Thursday, May 5, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. My name is Tamera, I sent condolences to your family due to the loss of your loved one, Efrem. I failed to mention that what I know about him came by way of my daughter, Antanique Smith.

  2. Rev. Clarressa Thompson

    We mourn with you and pray God’s peace for you and your family.

    With love and prayers,
    True Healing Fellowships
    Columbus, Ohio

  3. Alecia Blackwell

    baby brotherrrr , I have no words for this i can’t believe i lost youuuuuuu !! this is the hardest time of my life the worst pain ever, man the look on mommys face, but baby you are going out super flyyyyyy i love youuuuuuuu

  4. Efrem, son I will always hold your love and memories close to my heart and never forget your loving smile that will brighten my day. Until I see you again my love

  5. Evans family

    We are saddened to learn about your family loss.
    May God comfort you through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Thinking of you all.

  6. Barbara Michael

    Dionne and Gerald, I have no words to express such a deep loss. Booka was a ray of sunshine he always smiled when he saw me and gave the best hugs. He made my heart melt. I will truly miss him. My heart goes out to you there are no words of comfort that I may be able to give to lighten your pain, so I’ll just say I love you, I mourn with you, and I’m here for you. Praying that God will give you strength and comfort during this difficult time.

  7. Efrem was a wonderful guy, I have so many man memories of him that I’m glad we shared. I’m saddened that he’s gone so soon. I would like to add to Black and Dionne yall are in my prayers. Love yall!!! He will be missed greatly.

  8. LaQuisha (wee wee)Gordon

    My condolences is with my family today as my cousin Gerald blackwell laid his son to rest my heart is broken and sadden i wish i could be there today but may god give y’all the strength and peace y’all need to prepare for today i love y’all so much and wish i wasn’t writing this right now

  9. To Gerald, Dionne & Family; I offer my deepest heartfelt condolences on the loss of Efrem. Know that you are in my heart & prayers. God bless you all with the strength to endure this painful time and, always keep remembering the precious memories!

  10. Nacole Buenrostro

    Gerald, Dionne, and children,
    Pedro & I send our heartfelt condolences to all of you. I’m so very sorry your family is enduring this pain. Efrem may you Rest In Peace. I will hold the memories of you and the kindness you always had to led a hand and help out. Prayers of comfort to all of you.
    Nacole & Pedro Buenrostro

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