Juanita Cecilia “Cece” Blackman

Juanita Cecilia “Cece” Blackman, 81, of Front Royal, Virginia died Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Warren Memorial Hospital.

Juanita Blackman was born December 23, 1938, the daughter of Harold Johnson (Nona) and Evelyn Deneal Baltimore (Lenox).

She graduated from Central Commercial High School in Manhattan, New York. After graduating, she became an activist for housing rights in New York City. In 1976, Juanita married Charles Blackman in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Front Royal, Virginia in 1979.

Juanita was an active member of Williams Chapel CME Church, a board member of Habitat for Humanity, an advocate for Healthy Families, an instructional assistant at E. Wilson Morrison Elementary, a proponent of early childhood education and daycare owner.

Mrs. Blackman was a true humanitarian. She had an open door policy in which all people were welcomed in her home. She embodied kindness and compassion which has impacted all of us in some way.

Throughout her lifetime, Juanita made differences in our community and in the lives of many people. Although she will not be here physically, her impact is everlasting.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter Tatiana Dentley.

Surviving are her husband Charles Blackman, three daughters Kim Jones and her husband Jesse of Front Royal, Virginia, Gina Salmon of Winchester, Virginia, Pamela Ramos and her husband Damion of Front Royal, Virginia, one son Darren Blackman of Winchester, Virginia, four sisters Haroldine (Denie) Woodson of Winchester, Virginia, Tara Johnson of Queens, New York, Gwendolyn Puryear of Front Royal, Virginia, Denise Puryear of Bronx, New York, eleven grandchildren LaVonda Taylor (Ashley), Ebonie Hickson(Charles), Shantel Ramos(Richard), Tameshea Holmes, Tamia Holmes, Nakea Carter, Amber Blackman, Mone’ Blackman, Zhane’ Blackman, Aiyana Minifield, 15 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, green plants and memorial contributions may be made to Maddox Funeral Home, 105 W Main St, Front Royal, Virginia, 22630.

  11 comments for “Juanita Cecilia “Cece” Blackman

  1. Ashley Taylor
    October 8, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Ms. Cece, while our time together was short, your unconditional love and beautiful spirit will continue to guide me throughout life. I love you, always.

  2. Diana Tinsley
    October 9, 2020 at 12:22 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Miss CeCe was always so kind to me. She would introduce me to others as her daughter and I was always happy to be one of her daughters. I will keep her family in my prayers.

  3. Judith Stinson
    October 9, 2020 at 12:40 am

    CeCe, you may be gone, but you will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace cuz.

  4. Laura and Lydell Patterson
    October 9, 2020 at 12:56 am

    You and your family are in our prayers. We are so sorry for your loss and I hope you can take comfort from knowing the incredible inspiration your mother was to others. Everyone who knew her was influenced and inspired by her warmth and kindness and we know she will be missed by her family and friends. God has received a very special lady.

  5. Joann Baltimore
    October 9, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    To the Family of Cece Blackman:

    We were so sorry to hear about Cece’s passing. She was truly an angel and will be a wonderful addition to all the angels serving in heaven. Cece was the best child care provider to my children – Jonathan, Zack, & Zan. They loved the time they spent with her and was always disappointed to leave her home when we picked them up after work. She treated all the kids in her care with love and tenderness as if they were her own. She was loved and cherished by many and will be missed by all.

    With all our Love & Heartfelt Sympathy,
    Joann Baltimore & Family

  6. Bogie and Susie
    October 9, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God continue to give you peace and comfort.

  7. Franklin & Elizabeth Roberts
    October 9, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    To the family of Ms. Ce Ce
    I had the pleasure to set and talk with you wife, mom and sister and I found her to be a very lovely lady. I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet her. We will pray your strength during this most difficult time.
    Rev. Dr. & Sis.Franklin Roberts, Pastor of the Second Guildfield Baptist Church, Front Royal, VA

  8. Mary Grudzinski
    October 10, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    My deepest sympathy for your loss.🙏💜

  9. Joli
    October 10, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    I love you nana ❤️❤️Always

    • Gayle Schaeffer
      October 21, 2020 at 3:26 pm

      I’m so sorry for your loss of CeCe. She was the kindest person and a great babysitter for Andrew. He loved her so much and I knew she loved him too. Your family is in my prayers.

  10. Rev.R. Maddox Jr Atla .Ga
    October 10, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    We are praying for your family and close friends.

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