Dorothy "Dottie" Blackmon of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday, April 25, 2020, in Waldron, Arkansas. Dottie was born February 27, 1949, in Waldron, Arkansas to James and Beulah Hicks. She was 71 years old. Dottie was a member of the Living Word Church. Her faith and love for God was evident in her everyday life.
Dottie met the love of her life at age 14. She later married that high school sweetheart and together they were blessed with 57 years of memories. Dottie was a warm and kind person. She had held many jobs over the years, everything from poultry work to working many years at Chambers Bank, and then to working at Mercy Hospital in Waldron.She enjoyed alot of things including her puppies, crocheting, being outdoors camping, skiing at Lake Ouachita, going to Oaklawn with JP and watching the Denver Broncos until John Elway left then she transferred to the New Orleans Saints. Of all the things that Dottie enjoyed and loved, her family and spending time with them was the highlight of her days. She cherished being a wife, mom, aunt, sister and Nana.
Dottie leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving and devoted husband Duane of the home, two sons: Robert Blackmon and wife Tina of Van Buren, Arkansas and Tony Blackmon of Waldron, Arkansas. Nana will forever remain in the heart of her little sunshine, her only grandson, Landon Blackmon of Waldron, Arkansas. Dottie is also survived by her siblings: Patsy Goff and husband Bill of Greenwood, Arkansas, Brenda Mock and husband John of Waldron, Arkansas and Phillip Hicks and wife Eva of Pocola, Oklahoma. Aunt Dottie leaves a legacy of love and warmth with her nieces and nephews: Lena, Faith, Stephen, John Daniel, Levi, PJ and Shawn. Dottie will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of extended family, friends, neighbors and loved ones dear to her heart.
Dottie was preceded in death by her parents, James and Beulah and one brother, James "JP" Hicks.
Dottie's life celebration will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Grady Parker officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
During these tryng and difficult times, we must limit public gatherins to 10 persons in our funeral home and do our part to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Family and friends are welcome to attend the service but must remain in their vehicles. Therefore, Dottie's life celebration will be live streamed on her webpage and the graveside service can be heard from the comfort of your vehicle at radio station 87.9 FM.
Pallbearers will be Damon Cook, Waymon Hunt, Jerry Duran, Brandon Nelson, John Charles Nelson and Jeff Janway. Honorary pallbearers will be Nelson Deer Camp.