Benny Ford "Baby June" Blackburn, Jr. aka Coon Dog, 73, a resident of Patterson, LA and native of Verdunville, LA, passed away on Saturday May 5, 2018 at 4:56 AM at his residence.
Visitation will be observed on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at New Salem Baptist Church in Patterson, LA. from 9:00 AM until funeral service at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow funeral services in the Nazarene Cemetery in Verdunville, LA. Reverend Samuel Calhoun will serve as the Officiant, and Reverend Henry Harris, Sr. will serve as the Eulogist.
Memories of Benny Jr, or "Baby June or Coon Dog," as he was know to many, will forever remain in the hearts of his two sons, Benny (Kimmie) Blackburn, III of Bethany, OK and Gregory (Tasha) Hunt of Patterson, LA; three daughters, Barbara Blackburn, Shantel (Cornelius) Blackburn Gant, and Tonya M. Hunt all of Patterson, LA two brothers, Rev. Henry Harris, Sr. and his wife, Jessie of Verdunville, LA, 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; twelve grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two aunts, Roxie Harris Williams of Verdunville, LA and Estelle Harris Charles of Jeanerette, LA; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Benny Jr. was preceded in death by his parents, Benny Ford Blackburn, Sr. and Geneva H. Blackburn; a step-mother who raised him, Annie B. Blackburn and a sister, Geraldine Blackburn.