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Helen Jean Blackmon

August 22, 1942 — January 14, 2024

Helen Jean Blackmon, born on August 22, 1942, left this world on January 14, 2024. While we mourn her departure, we also celebrate the remarkable life she lived.

Helen's journey was defined by her unwavering commitment to service and her deep-rooted faith. She dedicated herself to Blessed Table Second Baptist Church, where she was a dedicated member and served as a proud service worker. Her selflessness and devotion were evident in every task she undertook within the Church community.

Her dedication extended beyond the church community as well. Helen was known for her kind heart and willingness to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Her compassion touched the lives of many, offering support and comfort during challenging times.

In addition to leaving behind a legacy of service, Helen leaves behind cherished memories in the hearts of her loved ones. She is survived by her two sons, Pearce (Patricia) Blackmon Jr. and Terry Blackmon, who will forever carry her spirit with them.

Furthermore, Helen's presence will be deeply missed by her nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren who brought immense happiness into her life. She adored each moment spent with them, cherishing family gatherings filled with love and laughter.

In this time of reflection, we remember Helen's beloved late parents Myrtis Ellis and Stack Ellis, who provided unwavering love throughout her life's journey. She was fortunate to have their guidance as she navigated through various milestones, shaping her into the remarkable person we all knew.

Helen Jean Blackmon also shared a special bond with her sister, Margie Ellis. Their strong sisterly connection carried them through life's ups and downs, offering solace and unwavering support to one another. Margie's loss is deeply felt as we mourn the passing of both remarkable women.

Helen's memory will also be cherished by surviving siblings, Willie Mae (the late RS Love) Love, Gertrude Blackmon, Flora (the late Earl) Hines and Mary Louise Ellis. Their bond served as a source of strength throughout Helen's life, nurturing moments of joy and providing comfort during difficult times.

Today, as we bid farewell to Helen Jean Blackmon, we remember her as a beacon of love, compassion, and unwavering dedication. Her selfless nature touched the hearts of all she encountered, leaving an indelible mark on everyone fortunate enough to have crossed paths with her.

May her soul find eternal peace as her spirit lives on in the memories she created and lives she touched. Helen Jean Blackmon will forever be held dear in our hearts.

A celebration of Helen’s life will be held on Friday, January 26, 2024 at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The family invites relatives and friends to join them on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at Second Baptist Church, 156 S Joliet St, Joliet, IL 60436 with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service to be held at 11:00 a.m. Cremation rites will be accorded following services.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, January 26, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Tezak’s Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Rd, Joliet, IL 60435

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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