Forest Lawn Funeral Home
5740 South Pine Ave
Ocala, FL
Ocala - Joyce Jeanetta Chandler Blackman, originally of Port of Spain, Trinidad W.I. and finally Ocala, Florida, peacefully entered paradise on Tuesday August 22, 2017. Joyce was born to the late Ina Chandler and John Kerr on December 17, 1930. Joyce was the third of five siblings: Zita (d), Milton (d), Sheila (d), and Noel.
Joyce was truly a teacher and a doer. As a mother and friend, she taught many aspects of life. She also loved music and always had a song. Most important was her love for our Creator God, a love she passed on to her children, grandchildren and to anyone with whom she was in contact. One belief dear to her was 'make wherever you are a better place before you leave.' She has done certainly done that with her life.
Left to mourn are her brother, Noel Chandler and sister-in-law, Gloria, Spring Texas; her daughters, Roslyn Watson, Ocala and Angela I. Wright, Gainesville; nieces; nephews; sons and daughters-in-law; cousins; god-children; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grands; one great-great grand; great nieces; and nephews; and friends near and far.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday August 29, 2017 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Ocala from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday August 30, 2017 at Silver Spring Shores Church, 1345 Pine Rd, Ocala, FL 34472-8309. Joyce will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens on Wednesday August 30, 2017 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. A repast dinner will be held at Silver Springs Shores Community Center, 590 Silver Road, Ocala FL 34472 at 4:00pm.

Published by Gainesville Sun from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2017.
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You are always on my mind!!!
Tanya Sappleton
August 7, 2019
Missing you everyday my favorite lady!
Leslie Marshall
May 22, 2018
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Those who love us never go away. God will comfort you during this time.
McCowan Family
September 16, 2017
Celebrating with you a life well lived and remembering a sweet soul. I was blessed to share some of her journey...May we find comfort in our CREATOR's promises of eternal life, 1Thess4:13-18,Prayerfully.
Arielle Small
September 6, 2017
I'm deeply sorry for Your lost.( Hosea 13:14)
August 30, 2017
Faithful to God, her family and friends. May we all follow the example she left. Praying for our families, living a life that is pleasing to God. Love you Granny!!! Forever and a day
Leslie Marshall
August 29, 2017
The BEST Grandmother EVER
Leslie Marshall
August 29, 2017
To a sweet, precious and loving great aunt, it is sad that you are not here with us physically, but we know you will always be with us in spirit. I am happy that you've made it to Heaven, the greatest gift any human can inherit is : "ETERNAL LIFE"

I Love you always and forever
You will never be forgotten
Until We meet again!
Abigail Chandler
August 28, 2017
Please accept our deepest heartfelt condolences, on the passing of your loved one. May God provide comfort to you all during this difficult time. Ann & family
Ann McAllister
August 27, 2017
May God be with your family during this difficult time may God give you peace and understanding during your time of bereavement
Renah Wade
August 27, 2017
May you always be comforted by your sweet memories.
Kim Daniels
August 27, 2017
Please accept my deepest heartfelt condolences, on the passing of Mrs. Blackman aka "Granny" She will truly be missed.
Katrina Smith
August 27, 2017
To My Blackman Family:
Aunt Joyce as she was loving called will always be remembered and will live on in our hearts. My fondest memory of Aunt Joyce, as a child when my Mother, Gloria Hewitt and sister, Yvonne visited Trinidad for the first time. Aunt Joyce was cooking dinner and asked my mother if we would eat Callaloo & Crab? My mother said, I don't think they will eat it, but, let's see. Aunt Joyce placed two dishes before my sister and I and we never looked up until we were finished. It was delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't get me started about the Hard Doe Bread that Aunt Joyce use to bake, just add butter and you were in heaven.
I know that Aunt Joyce is in heaven with our heavenly Father doing what she does best, giving of herself unselfishly, sharing her time unconditionally. Aunt Joyce, you have left your footprint in the sand for all to see and remember. You have filled our lives with her spirit and love.
All my love, Brenda Hewitt-Dawkins
Brenda M Hewitt-Dawkins
August 25, 2017
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