Michael Blackburn, Sr.

May 17, 1963 ~ September 23, 2020 (age 57)


Pembroke- Michael Blackburn, Sr. age 57 passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Mr. Blackburn was born in Statesboro, GA to the late Vernon Blackburn, Sr. and Carolyn Lord Blackburn.   He retired from Briggs and Stratton with over 17 years of service as a technician and was a deacon at Merrywood Baptist Church in Statesboro.  Mr. Blackburn enjoyed working on appliances and small engines.  He loved his mustang and was a life-long Ford Man, but most of all he loved his grandbabies.  In support of his love for the Atlanta Falcon and Georgia Bulldogs, please wear red and black for the service.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Blackburn was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Christopher Michael Harrell, Sr.


Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Sonia Hancock Blackburn of Pembroke; daughter, Brittany Blackburn Harrell of Pembroke; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Blackburn, Jr. and Britany Shuman Blackburn of Pembroke; brother and sister-in-law, Vernon Blackburn, Jr and Pam Blackburn of Whitaker, NC; sisters and a brother-in-law, Debbie Cail of Statesboro, Donna Blackburn of Statesboro and Amy and David Allen of Snellville, GA; grandchildren, Christopher Michael Harrell, Jr., Connor Matthew Harrell, Landen Cole Harrell, Aiden Lucas Harrell, Leah Kate Blackburn, and Michael Jonah Blackburn.


Visitation will be held 5-8 P.M. Friday, September 25, 2020 at the funeral home.  Funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 26, 2020 in the chapel of Flanders Morrison Funeral Home with Pastor Harold Piet and Rev. Will Griffith officiating.  Interment will follow in Northside Cemetery.   


Due to COVID-19 the funeral home will limit the amount of guest at one time and ask that guest practice social distancing as well.  Face mask are not mandatory but are strongly recommended.


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September 25, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Flanders Morrison Funeral Home & Crematory
197 South College Street
P.O. Box 1560
Pembroke, GA 31321

Funeral Service
September 26, 2020

11:00 AM
Flanders Morrison Funeral Home & Crematory
197 South College Street
P.O. Box 1560
Pembroke, GA 31321

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