Sydney Marie Ross-Blackman
1941 - 2019
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Sydney Marie Ross-Blackman was born on September 14, 1941 in Gary, Indiana. She confessed her faith in Christ at an early age. In December 1968 she met Jesse Blackman, who survives her. She departed this life on Saturday, August 10, 2019, 2:36 p.m. at St. Catherine's Hospital. She leaves to cherish her memories: devoted husband, Jesse Blackman of 42 years + 9; One sister Roxyanne Rice; 3 nephews: Anthony, Ricky, and Randy; One sister-in-law Geneva Ross. Sydney has several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to cherish her memory. Many thanks to her special friend Valerie Allen-Broadnax.Funeral service Saturday August 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at SS Monica-Luke Church, 645 Rhode Island St. Gary, IN. Father Pat Gaza, officiating.



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Published in Post-Tribune from Aug. 15 to Aug. 23, 2019.
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August 21, 2020
My memories of Sidney go back to the fifties when my brother, DuBois and I, were invited to a sleep over at Aunt Mae's house. Sidney was always the leader, and she treated us as if we were her children. We played games, read books, played with her dog, and ate snacks. We were treated like celebrities. Aunt Mae and Sidney provided such a warm loving, comfortable environment.
Years later, my then fiance' and I would run into Sidney while out with her son. We saw Sidney at The Lincoln Park Zoo, we saw her at McCormick Place where the Ringling Brothers Circus was appearing. Those kids were so fortunate to have Sidney as their Aunt. She took them everywhere.
Sidney took me under her wings teaching me how to be a gentleman and treat young ladies with great respect. Her faith in God was ever present and her life reflected it.
My wife Gloria and I were always happy to visit Sidney at she and Jessie's home in Palm Springs and she visited us in our home in Southern California.
Sidney, Gloria and I miss you and our love continues.
Cousin Elliott S. Sherrell and wife
Gloria M. Sherrell
ELLIOTT SHERRELL
August 18, 2019
Sorry to hear of her passing. She took me under her wing in high school. She made a very shy, introverted student feel special. God rest her beautiful soul.
Michelle Lee
August 17, 2019
Wow. I missed this one. Gonna miss you Sydney. My deepest condolences to Jessie and the family.
Pat Fointno
August 17, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of you loss.School friend.
Betty and Faye Brown
August 16, 2019
Christine Clay
August 16, 2019
Condolences from your friends at Gary Material Supply

Bill Critser
William Critser
August 16, 2019
Gloria and I will always remember you and Jessie. Our visits in Palm Springs will never be forgotten and the many times we ran into you socially when you often had your young nephews in tow. You gave so much love to all who knew you.

Loving memories from Elliott and Gloria Sherrell
ELLIOTT SHERRELL
August 16, 2019
Gloria and loved Sidney and she will be missed. Jessie, you will remain in our prayers.

Elliott and Gloria Sherrell
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
ELLIOTT SHERRELL
August 16, 2019
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
August 15, 2019
My condolences to the Blackman Family
From Carol A.Larry Brown
August 15, 2019
Dear Cousin Sidney:

Sorry to hear about your passing, you will be missed by your family. How well I remember your being at home with aunt Mae and Uncle Essex, then attending Fisk Univ partly with our cousin Beverly.

Rest on cousin.


George Sherrell III
August 15, 2019
Rest in peace and to God be the Glory...
Angie Harrell
August 15, 2019
Hey Cuz, you'll be missed. Love you.
Clark Burton
August 15, 2019
Sincere condolences from the Stone family to Jesse Blackmon for the loss of his lifelong partner, wife, soulmate and best friend. Be Blessed
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