Mae Emma Blackmon, age 86 transitioned into eternity on Saturday May 5, 2018. She was born in Grenada, MS September 20, 1931. She was a proud member of New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. Mae retired from American Steel Foundries where she worked for 25 years. She was preceded in death by husband Marcus Garvey Blackmon; parents William & Elizabeth Harris; two sisters Margaret and Everee; 3 brothers Amos, William Robert and Frank; step daughter Betty. Mae leaves to cherish her memory loving daughter Patricia Howard of Gary, IN; granddaughter Tanisha Howard of Louisville, KY; sister-in-law Lena Harris of Gary, IN; step daughter Joyce Abrams of East Chicago, IN; son-in-law Kenneth (Alicia) Fletcher of Frankfort, IL and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Visitation Saturday May 12, 2018 from 10:00a.m. – 11:00 a.m. with funeral services immediately following at 11:00a.m. All services at New Mt. Moriah M. B. Church 1917 Carolina Street. Rev. W. N. Reed officiating. Interment Fern Oaks Cemetery.
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Published in Post-Tribune from May 10 to May 11, 2018.