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Billy Blackmon

December 2, 1952 ~ September 16, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old


I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith
II Timothy 4:7

Billy Blackmon, son of the late Van Blackmon and Sadie Woodberry Blackmon, was born in Mullins, South Carolina on December 2, 1952. He departed his earthly life on September 16, 2023 in Mullins, South Carolina after a long illness.

Billy was a 1972 graduate of Mullins High School. He was a very hardworking man and wasemployed at Blumenthal Mills in Marion, SC for 19 years until his health began to decline. Billy had a very tenacious spirit, and was the kind of person who would never give up or stop trying.He loved fishing as well as working on cars or anything needing to be fixed. He was kind and generous, always willing to help anyone in need. Billy loved spending time with family, friends,and neighbors, and often opened his home for gatherings.

Billy was a member of the Mt Zion AME church. He was a faithful and devoted member, belonging to various auxiliaries and always willing to serve and help when and where he was needed.

On August 24, 1974 Billy was united in holy matrimony to Geraldine Clark, and to this union two children were born.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Van and Sadie Blackmon, and his brother Albert Jerome Woodberry.

Those left to cherish fond and loving memories are: wife of 49 years, Geraldine Blackmon; daughter, Shonya Blackmon-Crawford (Mullins, SC); and son, Billy D Blackmon (Charlotte, NC);

Five grandchildren: Terry Blackmon (Mullins, SC), Jaqurias Blackmon (Myrtle Beach, SC), A’Quasia Crawford (LaGrange, GA), Bradford Crawford Jr (Mullins, SC), Jamell Crawford (Mullins, SC)

Five great-grandchildren: Ayden Ridgeway, Amare Legette, Kingston Legette, Princeton Crawford, and Kai Crawford, all of Mullins, SC

Three siblings: Mary (Leverne) Rogers (Mullins, SC), Don (Gelanda) Blackmon (Marion, SC), and Joyce Lanier (Mullins, SC) Two brothers-in-law: Levi Clark (Myrtle Beach, SC), and Giles Campbell (Fork, SC)

Seven sisters-in-law: Sarah Wilkins (Neptune, NJ), Vivian Clark-Edwards (Aiken, SC), Carolyn Williamson (Durham, NC), Katrina Campbell (Jacksonville, FL), Annie Ruth Sumpter (Durham, NC), Barbara Johnson (NJ), and Shela Genwright (Marion, SC)

Special friends: Ricky Nichols, Ronald Mullins, Quincy Gerald, Fred Mullins, and MarkelWilliams along with a host of nieces, nephews, family, friends, and neighbors.

A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song. The good life I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul at rest. Remembering all, how I truly was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin. Until the day comes we’re together again.

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September 22, 2023

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Eloise Troy Chapel
Mullins, South Carolina 29574

Funeral Service
September 23, 2023

3:00 PM
Canaan Land Revival Temple
2319 Rhedin Rd.
Marion, South Carolina 29574


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