Mary L. Blackmon went to sleep in the arms of The Lord, June 5, 2019.
She was born January 17, 1934 in Vredenburgh, Al. to Estelle Brown and Tom McCants, raised by her grandparents Jim and Lela Brown
She was preceded in death by husband Dallas , daughter Rosemary Blackmon-Terrell and sister, Rebecca Finney.
She was a faithful member of Mt Zion Baptist Church for the well over 60 years. Summit County Board of Elections Ward 4 precinct community person since 1955. A licensed cosmetologist since 1957.Past Secretary Star of Bethlehem Chap 164 Order of Eastern Star. Her greatest service was to those who in need, Matthew 25: 31-45, by volunteering for the Good Samaritan Hunger Center distributing food to the public at various community centers. In November she was the proud recipient of The Sr. Jordan Haddad Awards recognizing her nearly 40 years serving soup to those in need , who affectionately named her “ The Soup Lady”. She was also an avid gardener who took pride in her home.
She leaves to mourn her absence and cherish her memory sons Alvin J. and Rev. Ron Blackmon. Grandchildren, Jermaine, Julian, Ronnel, Brandon, Dynasty , Dorenda, Jasper, Latoya and Ryan. Special nieces, Joyce Carter; Nephews Doward Freeman, Winfred Blackmon, Jeff Brown, Tony, Tyrone and Rev Jaland (Chrissy) Finney , those who she loved as sons Johnathan Forman , Ronald Terry , Donald Peoples and other relatives and friends.
Condolences may be sent to 1083 Peerless Ave., Akron, OH 44320.