Elizabeth Ann Blackstock Currier

Published 5:28 pm Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Elizabeth Ann Blackstock Currier, “Wickie” passed away peacefully the evening of July 11, 2019 at Pineville Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Center in Pineville, NC. There will be a brief and casual memorial at 3:00 PM Sunday July 28th at Saint Mary’s Chapel in uptown Charlotte at 1129 East Third Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.

Wickie was born in Charlotte County, Virginia March 31, 1928. The middle daughter to Charles Edward Blackstock and Suzie Lipscomb Blackstock. She lived her formative years in Wylliesburg graduating from Randolph-Henry High School.

After high school she moved to Washington DC where she worked at a new insurance company, we now know as GEICO. Later she moved back to Charlotte County and subsequently met William “Bill” Parrish Currier Jr, an attorney in Chase City, in Mecklenburg County Virginia. They later married and had two sons. She worked 20 years at the Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative in Chase City, Va. In August 1969 she moved with her children to Charlotte NC to be near her older sister Myrtle Owen and family.

An industriously hard worker, she took pride in her job competency, her reliability and loyalty. She was great at customer service and while working at Duo-Fast Carolinas she developed relationships with furniture manufacturers throughout the Carolinas. Her loyalty was evidenced by 20 years of service at the Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative and at Duo-Fast of the Carolinas where she served another 30 years before retiring.

She loved sports – more specifically, she loved watching sports on television. The Atlanta Braves from the 1960’s Hank Aaron era to the 1980’s Dale Murphy era. She lived and breathed every minute of defeat contained in those years. She started as a Washington Redskins fan until her allegiance was shared with the Carolina Panthers upon their entry into the NFL. She loved the Olympics and adopted the athletes as her own and cheered them on from the armchair of her recliner. In her latest years she followed golf religiously and really enjoyed the youngest crop of golfers, especially from the local area.

An ardent supporter of her sons’ youth baseball exploits. She could be heard rooting loudly at the ballfield and at times to the point of being admonished by the umpires and opposing coaches for her excessive fervor.

Despite living in a growing progressive city of the new south, she never failed to express her contempt for “the city”, the traffic and all of the trappings of urban life. That sentiment was more born of the love she had for the rural Virginia she left and the small town of Chase City.

She loved the cool days of the Fall and Spring. Winter was fine with her companion space heater. Not a fan of the beach or direct sun. The only thing she liked about summer were the fresh vegetables, but the winter also brought an ample supply of greens and roots. She did love her vegetables.

She was known for her willingness to freely express her opinion. She was confident she was right and certain you needed to hear it. She loved Christmas and overindulged her children beyond her own means, but her heart was always in the right place.

Preceded in death by her father Charles Edward Blackstock, mother Suzie Lipscomb Blackstock, and sister Myrtle Owen. Survived by sons William Parrish Currier III (Debbie Watts), grandson Jason Currier, Todd Spencer Currier (Lisa), grandson Spencer and granddaughter Taylor. Boston Mortuary served the Currier family.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Avenue, Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28207.