Michael G. Blackmon's obituary from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Blackmon, Michael G. Of Oak Creek, found Peace after a long battle with cancer on Wed., Sept. 5, 2007, at the age of 45 years. Beloved husband of Eileen Kelley. Loving father of Nicolette Novine (nee Blackmon). Cherished son of Lloyd (Judy) Blackmon and Pat O'Donnell. Dear brother of Monty (Michelle), Lanny, and Suzanne Blackmon, Theresa Sanders, Tony (Norma) Blackmon and Matthew O'Donnell. Son-in-law of Bette Kelley and brother-in-law of Mary Pat (Michael) Vigil and Dennis (Jeannie) Kelley. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Special thanks to all of Mike's dear friends for the care, love, and support through the years. Memorial Service Tuesday, Sept. 11, 6:30PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2507 5th Ave., South Milwaukee, Rev. William Mains Officiant. Interment private. Family will greet guests at the church from 3:30PM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the All Saints Foundation, Cancer Center, 3809 Spring St., Racine, WI 53405 are appreciated. Please visit http://www.mem.com MOLTHEN-BELL & SONS 700 Milwaukee Ave. South Milwaukee (414) 762-0154
Recollections of Mike
Mike was my brother-in-law for too short of a time. He was a very fun loving man and I remember playing a card game with him, Eileen and my husband, Mike. We were laughing and drinking beer and I said to them, "You guys are staying overnight." To which Mike B. replied, "You bet we are!" and slapped the table and made me laugh even harder.
He loved cars, especially his blue camero. He had a wonderful laugh and would throw his head back when something struck him extra funny.
He loved music and had an extensive CD collection of all the best rock and blues music you could ever want. He knew the name of every song, every artist in the group.
After he and Eileen met, one day he wanted to go for a bike ride after work. They biked along a parkway and Eileen noticed notes stuck on some trees. They were for her from Mike. What a romantic guy!
He was very strong in body and spirit and when he was given a diagnosis of a new development with his cancer, he would tell Eileen he was going to have to adjust his sails. I was never more happier for my sister than I was when she met and married her wonderful Mike.
by Mary Pat Vigil
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