Biography: Deacon Hue Blackmon entered this world on December 1, 1929 in Russell County, Alabama. Born to the late Everlean Thomas and Courtney Blackmon. He went home to his Heavenly Father on December 12, 2017. He was the eldest of four being preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Collins. He is survived by two sisters, Rebecca Whitaker of Buffalo, New York and Ida Swift of Tuskegee, Alabama. He will join his wife, Alberta Blackmon and two daughters, Alberta Mitchell and Betty Blackmon and his granddaughter, Chanel Herbert in his eternal rest.
Before leaving Alabama, Deacon Blackmon had the special privilege of witnessing Rosa Parks as she refused to give up her seat on the bus. This was the first of many historic events he would witness during his 88 years here with us.
Arriving in New York in 1960, he did factory work in Trenton, New Jersey before becoming a Building Superintendent, here in the Bronx. In 1965, he joined Goodwill Baptist Church and was ordained as a Deacon in 1979, a position he held until his death. Most will remember Deacon Blackmon for his melodious baritone, leading him to become President of the Seven Male Chorus.
He finally retired after 65 years of employment in 2010. He spent his retirement in the company of his granddaughter, Jacqueline; great granddaughter, Latia; and great great granddaughter, Keilah-Mari.
He leaves to celebrate his homegoing: his two sons, Hue Blackmon, Jr. and Eric Blackmon; his two sisters; his brother from another mother, Augie; his long time friend and confidante, Barbara; nine grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 14 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends; and his brothers and sisters in Christ.