Mr. Frank Aaron "Shine" Blackshell , Jr.

  • Born: November 29, 1960
  • Died: June 19, 2021
  • Location: Smithfieldield, North Carolina

Sanders Funeral Home

806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
Tel. (919) 934-8416

Tribute & Message From The Family

Frank (Shine) Aaron Jr. was granted his angel wings on June 19, 2021 at Wake Memorial Hospital, in Raleigh North Carolina.
Frank was born November 19, to the late Mae Berry Blackshell and Frank Aaron in Smithfield, North Carolina.
He attended Smithfield-Salma High School, where he was a graduate in the class of 1980. Frank went on to continue his education at Elizabeth City State University, where he became a member of the Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, an accomplishment he was very proud of.
He enjoyed numerous sports, his favorites being basketball and baseball where he excelled in both. Frank was a jovial person and enjoyed conversing and hanging out with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mae Berry Blackshell, his father, Frank Aaron, four brothers, Robert Berry, Freddy Roy Bird, James (Tiny) Blackshell, Joseph (Chubby) Blackshell and 1 niece, Ernestine Barrett.
Frank leaves to cherish his memories, one nephew, Montrell Blackshell, one sister- in- law, Diane Blackshell, one great nephew, Tyrone Barrett, four great nieces, Clematine Barrett, Julia Barrett, Regina Primm, Sharon Barrett and a host of other relatives and friends.

Friday, June 25
2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Graveside Service:
Saturday, June 26
10:00 AM
Sunset Memorial Park
Smithfield, NC 27577

Condolence & Memory Journal

Deepest condolences to the family.

Posted by Eddie Royal - Clermont, FL   July 04, 2021

Love You Bro

Posted by Gary Howard - Greensboro, NC - Family   June 29, 2021

My buddy always with a smile and talking about how we use to dog the boys in basketball lol you will Truly be missed

Posted by Ernest Rawlings    June 26, 2021

My condolences to your family

Posted by Kimberly Wright-sanders - Selma, NC - Friend   June 25, 2021

Miss you classmate..I love you...always had and always love and miss you..

Posted by Judy Holmes - Baltimore, MD - Classmate   June 24, 2021

Sorry for your loss

Posted by Billie Davis - Greensboro, NC - Family Friend   June 24, 2021

I have not seen Frank since HS, but his gentle smile and kind demeanor will be missed. He was the kind of guy who made you feel good when he passed by.

Posted by Max Creech - Southern Pines, NC - Friend   June 24, 2021

Frank will be missed. We grew up in Sandy Run/Smithfield. He was always pleasant with a bright cheerful smile and a stellar athlete at SSS.

Posted by Gloria Chance-Williams - Lawrenceville, GA - Neighbor   June 22, 2021

Sorry for your loss Shine was my Faternity Brother and a good friend he will be missed

Posted by Terry Banks - Cape Charles, VA - friend   June 22, 2021

Sorry for your loss

Posted by Billie Davis - Greensboro, NC - Family Friend   June 22, 2021


Posted by KENNETH Blackwell - Los Angeles, CA - Family   June 22, 2021

My sincere prayers and Condolences to the family

Posted by Lawrence Wright - Alexandria, VA - Classmate   June 21, 2021

We at O'Neal Revival Tabernacle can only imagine and yet not really know the grief that you bear. Please know that our sympathy and prayers are with you.
-From Dr. O'Neal and the church family.

Posted by Elder Porter    June 21, 2021


Posted by napoleon mcdaniel - Smithfield, NC - Friend   June 21, 2021

Rest In Heaven

Posted by Bruce Eatmon - Columbus, OH - Acquaintance   June 21, 2021