Joyce DeEtte Pipkin Blackman
1935 - 2012
Joyce DeEtte Pipkin Blackman


Joyce DeEtte Pipkin Blackman aged 76, died Thursday May 3, 2012, at her home in Darlington, SC after a brief illness. She was born November 6, 1935 in Darlington County to the late Coke J. and Lucille Segars Pipkin. She graduated from St. John's High School in Darlington, and married the late Richard Franklin Blackman Jr. on August 12, 1955. She was predeceased in death by son Richard Michael Blackman; and brothers Joe and John Pipkin. Mrs. Blackman was the owner of the Park Florist in Darlington for 36 years. She was a lifelong active attendee of the Epworth United Methodist Church and a past-member of the Pilot Club. DeEtte was an avid bowler when she was not at her shop taking care of her customers.

She is survived by two sons, Kenneth (Lee) Blackman of Simpsonville, SC, and Patrick (Teresa) Blackman of Florence, SC, and seven grandchildren; Jennifer (Mark) Goldsmith, Malia (Matthew) Shewmaker, Kenneth Jr., Bethany, Kristin, Tiffany, and Bryson Blackman. Also, three brothers, Chesley Pipkin, and Maurice (Janie) Pipkin of Darlington, and Wayne (Peggy) Pipkin of Florence.

Visitation will be Saturday evening May 5th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Belk Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the Belk Chapel on Sunday May 6th at 3:00 P.M. Burial will follow in Grove Hill Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Mrs. Blackman's caregiver Terri Tomberlin, as well as the many friends and family for their love and care for Mrs. Blackman during the past 8 months.

Floral arrangements are suggested due to her love of flowers and her florist. If one wishes to send a memorial it is suggested to the American Cancer Society 950 48th Ave North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575.

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Published by The Greenville News on May 5, 2012.
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Sorry for your loss.
Basil Housari
May 7, 2012
My thoughts are with you and your family. Sorry for the loss of your mother. I pray that you and your family will get over this loss.
Dwight Mangum
May 7, 2012
Very sorry to hear of your loss Ken.
Mike Vinson
May 7, 2012
Ken and family,

We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

With greatest sympathy,

Your TS-484 team @ BMW
May 7, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this time. Our deepest sympathy, Delta Crew
May 7, 2012
I'm so sorry about your grandmother. I will pray for your family at church this morning.

Love ya, Lana
May 6, 2012
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Seana and Jo Ann Perdue
May 5, 2012
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