SGT Major Alex Benjamin Blackburn

October 23, 1934 - December 6, 2020 (86 years old)

Hermanville, Mississippi

Alex Benjamin Blackburn Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Alex Benjamin Blackburn (Hermanville, Mississippi), who passed away on December 6, 2020, at the age of 86, leaving to mourn family and friends. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Alex Benjamin Blackburn to pay them a last tribute. You may also light a candle in honor of Alex Benjamin Blackburn.

A remarkable man. Hero of many. His money was your money if you needed it. His name Alex means lover of mankind. It was evident in the people that he served unselfishly and genuinely, touched by the feelings of their infirmities. He went on through his lifetime feeding people, paying rent/bills, counseling couples, he put nineteen people through college, while also, fixing people's houses, working on cars, cutting grass, getting people jobs, and on and on. He loved to laugh but was
never too big to cry.

Retired SGM Alex Blackburn is survived by: Seven biological children: James Buck, Alex Blackburn, Jr., Janice Blackburn Wheeler, Cheryl Blackburn, James Darren, Blackburn, Stephen Blackburn, Timothy Blackburn. His brother Sam Blackburn and sister Mildred Jennings (Bennie). Fourteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, three great-great grandchild and a host of other Family members and Friends.

Retired SGT. Major will be forever remembered in the hearts of men and women around the world for his generosity, kindness, and care that he gave to so many people around the world.

For his 80th birthday, SGM Alex Blackburn, was presented with a photo and Congratulatory Letter from the 44th President of the United States of America, President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama.

Retired SGM Alex B. Blackburn will be laid to rest at Arlington Cemetery. Until arrangements with Arlington Cemetery have been made, Retired Sargent Major Alex B. Blackburn’s body will lay in a private room for viewing at Hortons Funeral Home. 600 Kennedy St., NE, Washington DC 20011 (301) 832-6625 (Please call in advance.)


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January 11, 2021

Joshua Brown lit a candle

“In loving memory of Alex Benjamin Blackburn, Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.”

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January 11, 2021

Meredith Johnson wrote a sympathy message

“AB will truly be missed. He was a blessing to me and my family. AB was more like a brother to me instead of my cousin. I will cherish the many times we spent together. He will always be a part of my life. I thank God for my cousin, A.B. I pray that the rest of his family will take comfort in knowing that he is in a better place. Meredith”


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