September 30, 1955 - December 27, 2021
BLAKMON, Mr. William Odessa - Age 66, passed away Monday, December 27, 2021 at McLaren-Flint. Family hour 1:30 PM Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., with funeral service commencing at 2:00 PM. Pastor Terry Randolph, officiating. Friends and family will assemble at the chapel 1:30 PM Tuesday. Mr. Blackmon will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home and may be viewed from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday. Mr. William Odessa Blackmon “Black” was born September 30, 1955 in Saginaw, Michigan, the son of Odessa “Dester” and the late Caroline Blackmon. He was the 1st born of 6 children. William attended Flint Community Schools including Central High School. He resided in Flint his entire life. William was known as “Fast Black” or “Black”. He loved to watch ESPN. William was outspoken, outgoing, comical and known as the Lit Uncle to all his nieces and nephews. He was always willing to give if he had it. William will truly be missed by all. Mr. William Odessa Blackmon “Black” leaves to cherish his memory: 2 sons, William Jones and Tamar (Christina) Jones; 2 grandchildren, William Jones Jr., all of Flint and Duresse Marie Jones of Antioch, TN; father, Odessa “Dester” Blackmon; 3 sisters, Margaret (Allen) Seales, Duranda Blackmon, all of Flint and Jeannette Ruffin of Oak Grove, LA; 3 brothers, Gregory, Fredrick and Major Blackmon, all of Flint; 6 nieces, Crystal Wilturner, Alisha Bradley, Alexis Abbott, Jalayiah Carter, all of Flint, Jaleesa Blackmon of Atlanta, GA and Shaquanda Jamison of Fort Worth, TX; 11 nephews, Omar (Tonya) Hull of Grand Blanc, MI, Demario, Eric, Derek and Jarrod Blackmon, all of Flint, Gerald Blackmon of Lake Providence, LA, Major Blackmon Jr. of Bloomington, IL, Stephone Allison of Arizona, Laquan Blackmon of Saginaw, MI and Allen “AV” Seales of Roseville, MI; aunt, Annie M. Pyles of Lake Providence, LA; uncle, Major L. Pyles Jr. of Flint; a host of other relatives and friends including, cousin, Tom Allen, Shirletta Perkins, all of Flint, Donald (Pamela) Perry, Evander “Van” Perry of Wade Incorporate and others too numerous to name. Mr. Blackmon was preceded in death by his mother, Caroline Blackmon; grandparents, Major and Florence Pyles; aunt, Fannie Finley; uncle, Luther Pyles; nephews, Deonta Blackmon and Demarcus Walker; and mother of his children, Shirley Marie Jones; special friend, Albert Travis. The family would like to express special thanks to, Lonnie Gray, Eddie Abron, Pastor Terry Randolph and the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, and to all family and friends that contributed spiritually, financially and for your thoughts and prayers.
BLAKMON, Mr. William Odessa - Age 66, passed away Monday, December 27, 2021 at McLaren-Flint. Family hour 1:30 PM Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., with funeral service commencing... View Obituary & Service Information
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