She was a faithful, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was loved and respected by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Salem Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Lenwood Blackmon, Jr. She is survived by one son, E. L, Blackmon, III (Buddy) of Laurel; two daughters, Mary Ellen Fletcher of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Nancy E. Boler of Laurel. She has five grandchildren: Kathleen Stevens of New Hampshire, William Fletcher of Oklahoma, Steven Boler of Ellisville, Stephanie Williams of Laurel, Stacy Russell of Laurel; twelve great-grandchildren: Willie Stevens, Dennis Stevens, Pierce Stevens, Maxwell Stevens and Jackson Stevens of New Hampshire, Blake Williams, Breanna Williams and Lauren Williams of Laurel, Ariel Russell of Biloxi, Cameron and Peyton Russell of Laurel and Grayson Boler of Ellisville. Her surviving siblings are Vera Smith of Laurel and Paul Padgett of Magee.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International Society. Visitation will be from noon Saturday, May 30 until the time of the service. Memory Chapel in Laurel will be in charge of the arrangements.