Geraldine Louise Blackburn, 76, a resident of Patterson, LA and native of Verdunville, LA passed away on Friday April 7, 2017 at 2:05 PM in Lafayette, LA.
Visitation will be observed on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Nazarene Baptist Church Highway 182 Franklin (Verdunville), LA from 10:00 AM until funeral services at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow services in the Nazarene Church Cemetery in Franklin (Verdunville), LA.
Memories of Geraldine will forever remain in the hearts of her two daughters, Ruby Blackburn of Carenco, LA and Christine Blackburn of Baton Rouge, LA; one son she reared. Leo Blackburn of Baton Rouge, LA.; twenty-one grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren; three brothers, Rev. Henry Harris and his wife, Jessie of Verdunville, LA, Benny Blackburn, Jr., and Herbert Blackburn and his wife Grace all of Patterson, LA; eight sisters, Arlene Lightfoot of Houston, TX, Eliza Fontenot and her husband Henry, Sandra Randle, Alberta Blackburn, Dianne Melton and her husband Perry, Cynthia Blackburn Richardson and Debra Dennis all of Verdunville, LA and Christine Taylor and her husband Anthony of Franklin, LA; two aunts, Roxie Harris Williams of Verdunville, LA and Estelle Harris Charles of Jeanerette, LA; a god-daughter, Juanita Solete; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, Benny Ford Blackburn, Sr. and Geneva H. Blackburn; a step-mother who raised her, Annie B. Blackburn; three sons, Billy Blackburn, Lawrence Blackburn and Michael Blackburn; one grandson, Michael "Lil Mike."