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Constance T. Wynn

August 22, 1933 May 28, 2019
Constance T. Wynn
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The Honorable Constance T. Wynn departed life on May 28th, 2019 at approximately 7 p.m. while in route to Mount Zion Baptist Church located on Route 460 West in Ford, Virginia.

Mrs. Wynn was the 2nd of two children of the late Deacon Frank and Mary Foster Tucker of 600 North Main Street Blackstone, Virginia; and a 1950 graduate of the Nottoway County Public Schools. She attended Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute of New York City, 1950-1952. She earned a bachelors of science degree in textiles and clothing at Virginia State College, now Virginia State University, in 1961. She became and was a school teacher for Lunenburg County Public schools from January 1962 to June 1991.

In August of 1953, she became Mrs. Lloyd R. Wynn. This union was blessed with three(3) daughters: Charold Wynn Hawkes (deceased June 3rd, 2001), Lloyette R. Wynn and Celeste L. Wynn. The union became “estranged” in 1972.

Also in 1972, Mrs. Wynn initiated what would become an annual, well known, very extravegant event; the Miss Black Teenage World Pageant, Inc. which would later become and incorporate male teens the Mr. and Miss Black Teenage World Pageant, Inc. Mrs. Wynn’s daughters all helped direct and produce these annual pageants in Blackstone/Nottoway County but even participated as local and state level contestants.

Mrs. Wynn was one of several mid 1980’s co-litigants of “John S. Neal, et al verses the Town of Blackstone, Virginia” which led to the Town’s initiating a Voting Wards System. In March 1987, she became the first(1st) native born African American female to represent Blackstone’s Ward E on the Blackstone Town Council. She served in this council position for a little over 23 uninterrupted years citing that health conditions led to her retirement in June 2010. During her tenure as council woman, Mrs. Wynn served as Chairperson of the Health and Ordinance Committee and in 1988 was appointed Council Representative to the Piedmont Planning District #5 Commission; later she eventually became Chairperson of the Piedmont Planning District #5 Commission before the commission dissolved in 2005. While on council, Mrs. Wynn was instrumental in securing the “Three(3) Block Gant Project” for the low to middle income neighborhoods of Blackstone, Virginia. First was the “Fall Street Rehabilitation” project; second was the “East Irvin Street” project and third was the “Taylor Bottom” project which verbly offered those residents curbing, gutters and sidewalks. The curbing and gutters were completed and celebrated with the completion of the project; however, as of today there are currently NO sidewalks.

Mrs. Wynn has spent most of her retirement years: 1. after being consecrated as a Deaconess in 1995, faithfully working as Deaconess at Shiloh Baptist Church, 2. guarding her health when and wherever possible, 3.creating a historical profile of her family (The Tuckers and Fosters) for her grand and great grandchildren and 4. creating meaningful church bulletin boards and personal greeting cards.

Mrs. Wynn leaves to celebrate her extraordinary life: her “estranged” husband, Lloyd R. Wynn; two(2) surviving daughters, Lloyette R. Wynn and Celeste L. Wynn; five(5) grandchildren, Steven D. Hawkes, Jason A. Hawkes, Layne R. Clark, Larry W. Clark, II and LaToya Clark Reynolds; three(3) great grandchildren, August K. I. Reynolds, Stevi C. Hawkes and Ezra M. Hawkes along with an aunt in law(Lacy Foster), sister in law(Evelyn Tucker) and a host of nephews, nieces and cousins

Visitation Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the funeral home from 6 to 8 pm.

Funeral Services Friday, June 7, 2019 at i:00 p.m. at Nottoway Middle School Auditorium, 5279 Old Nottoway Rd,. Crewe, VA 23930. Interment private

W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.


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