Miriam Blackburn

Richmond, Virginia


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BLACKBURN, Miriam Nicholas Williams, of Richmond, died March 11, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Joseph Blackburn. She is survived by three sons, R. Joseph Blackburn Jr., Robert A. Blackburn and Thomas C. Blackburn; two daughters, Mary B. Randolph and Mollie V. Blackburn; one sister, Mollie W. McMurtrie; and 13 grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of Bon Secours Hospice and St. Mary's Woods for their love and kindness. Her remains rest at Bliley's - Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave., where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, and where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Rd. Interment Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.blileys.com.

This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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i love you grandma and miss you, i know you are looking down from heaven. i hope heaven is as beautiul and more as you always imagined. love you so so much

My condolences. I was sadden to hear of your mother's passing. You guys were great neighbors in the 1950's on Park Ave.

Charles Curley III

I will miss your Mother, who was a very close and dear friend.

Tom, James and Tanyia will always keep you and your family in our prayers. May God bless you all.

There are so many memories of Miriam and good times shared with the families. I always admired her spirit and strength. We will all miss her.

We are saddened by this news and pray that you have peace with loving remembrance of the beautiful flower as she graced yours and all of our lives.

I am so very sad to hear about your mom's passing. I really loved your mother, and I have such very fond memories of her. My heart is really hurting for all of you right now. Michele Willard

I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Blackburn. My thoughts and Prayers go out to all of you during this time. I worked for her for a short while and when I worked, we would chat and for that will it will always be good memories for me.

I am grieving with you over the loss of your mother. She was an amazing, gracious, and kind woman; the world is a better place because she was here. I will miss her so much.