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.