Theodore R. Blackmon
Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, January 5, 2021 11 AM at Crestlawn Memorial Park 2000 Marietta Blvd NW. Viewing Monday, January 4, 2021 1 - 5 PM in the Chapel.
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Mr. Theodore Roosevelt Blackmon was born to the late Russell Blackmon and Mrs. Maude Hudson Blackmon in Gwinnett County Georgia May 20, 1925. Theodore joined New Bethel AME church at a very early age, until he left home and became a member of Sims Avenue Church of Christ in Atlanta Georgia.
Theodore was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Alice Jennings Blackmon and thirteen siblings: Russell, Willie, Walter, Grady, CJ, Roomie, Artist, Harvey, Evelyn, Rosabell, Dorothy, Ruby and Neel.
Theodore attended school at New Bethel and was raised on the family farm in Gwinnett County. His parents, Russell and Maude also instilled in all their children the importance of loving the Lord and having respect for his fellow man. Theodore was also taught the importance of hard work and making an honest living. That farm life taught him several life skills; such as plowing, splitting firewood, picking cotton, tending to livestock and gathering other crops to name a few. Those life skills and wisdom provided him with the tools to become a successful businessman.
Theodore moved away from the family farm to Atlanta Georgia where he met Miss Alice Jennings. After their courtship they wed in holy matrimony 1953. Alice was truly the love of his life. During their marriage Theodore and Alice were successful business owners with Blackmon’s Tree Service and Blackmon’s Corner Grocery Store located at the corner of Kirkwood Avenue and Chester Avenue in South East Atlanta.
Theodore’s health began to fail earlier this year, and he was called home on December 26, 2020 to be with the Lord. Theodore is survived by a host of nieces, nephews and friends. A very special acknowledgement to Theodore’s church members of Sims Avenue Church of Christ. Theodore always talked about his church and the members that made up the congregation. He always referred to the members as not just friends, but as part of his family.
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