I must say I was shocked again to learn of Alvin's death as well. I got word from Bruce Simmonss via email prior to leaving my home on Thursday. I returned to Bahrain last night. I spoke with Eric Choice at length on Wednesday and we really had a great conversation about the past, our present and our hopes for the future, but one thing that struck us both, is our own mortality. It is my prayer that we all continue to pray and walk with the Lord, because as we all have witnessed, no one knows the day nor the hour that we will leave this life. God Bless us all and Godspeed.
We just received word that Alvin Blackmon passed away. Below is the obituary that will be in the Sunday Pensacola News Journal.
Alvin J. Blackmon, Sr., 56 expired Thursday, September 27, 2012. Mr. Blackmon was a veteran of the US Army.
He is lovingly survived by a son & daughter-in-law Alvin J. & Lourdes Blackmon, Jr., U.S. Army a daugther, Zandy Acosta; brother Ellis Blackmon; sisters & brother-in-law Minnie C. Rodney, Maggie M. Mims, Ann B. & Olu Osiname; devoted friend & caregiver Cynthia Roland; & five grandcildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday 8:00 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Monsignor Michael Reed, Celebrant. Interment will proceed at Barrancas National Cemetery with BENBOE FUNERAL HOME directing. Friends may call the funeral home from 6-7 Sunday. The Rosary will be recited at 6:30 pm.