Thelma (Merchant) Blackmon

May 28, 1929 ~ August 3, 2022 (age 93)


Thelma Blackmon, age 93, a resident of Daphne, AL and a former resident of Bay Minette, AL died Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at Inspiritas of Pensacola. Mrs. Blackmon graduated from Citronelle High School and worked at Thames, Jackson, Harris in Mobile, AL. She was a Kindergarten teacher in Warner Robins, GA and was a retired Chief Clerk at the Tax Collector’s office of Baldwin County.

Mrs. Blackmon was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bay Minette and served the Lord in many voluntary roles. She loved the Lord and loved having all of her family around her. She (MawMaw) enjoyed gardening and preparing a meal of fresh vegetables for her family.

She is survived by her son, J. Earl (Lisa) Blackmon of Spanish Fort, AL; her daughter, Joy D. (Wendy) Blackmon of Pensacola, FL; her sister, Opal McAdams of Mobile, AL; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, John Earl Blackmon, Sr.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Saraland with James Bryars officiating.

The family will receive friends Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until the 2:00 p.m. service at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

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