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Michael Blackson, Bronston, Kentucky, Resident Died At 73 – Obituary Funeral Information

Michael Blackson, Bronston, Kentucky, Resident Died At 73, Death –   Michael W. Blackson, a cherished member of the Bronston, Kentucky community.

bid farewell to this earthly realm on Friday, December 22, 2023, at the age of 73, surrounded by the warmth of his home. His life’s journey began on June 9, 1950, in Harlan County, Kentucky, born to the loving embrace of Helen Harp Blackson and the late William Blackson.

Fueled by his unwavering faith in the Baptist traditions, Michael led a fulfilling life marked by dedication and commitment. He contributed his skills as an Electrician to Paramount Coal, where he left an indelible mark with his hard work and passion for his craft. Beyond his professional pursuits, Michael found solace and joy in the intricate world of collecting model trains, a passion that brought him endless delight.

The embrace of family was paramount to Michael. He rejoiced in the companionship of his beloved wife of 31 years, Patricia Blackson, who stood by his side through life’s myriad adventures. Alongside Patricia, his mother, Helen Blackson of St. Paul, Virginia, provided enduring love and support, nurturing his spirit throughout the years.

Michael’s legacy lives on through the lives of his children and stepchildren, each a testament to his love and guidance. His son, Michael S. Blackson, accompanied by Chrissy, resides in Virginia, while his daughter, Kelly Elliott, alongside John, calls Knoxville, Tennessee, home. He also leaves behind stepdaughter Lisa Adams and Danny from Somerset, forming a tapestry of familial bonds that enriched his life immensely.

In the fabric of Michael’s existence, his brothers, Steve Blackson and Jacky Blackson of Virginia, were steadfast pillars of strength. Alongside them, his grandchildren – Ashton, Austin, and Raina Blackson, and Jack Elliott – illuminated his world with their vibrant spirits. Step-granddaughter Olivia Armitage joined this constellation of love, creating cherished memories with her presence.

The outpouring of condolences and support from a multitude of family members and friends is a testament to the profound impact Michael had on those around him. To honor his memory, a visitation will commence at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at Southern Oaks Funeral Home. Following this, a heartfelt Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Bro.

Ernie Wyatt, celebrating the life of a remarkable individual. Michael’s final resting place will be at Southern Oaks Cemetery, a serene tribute to a life well-lived. In recognition of the exceptional care provided to Michael during his final days, the family kindly requests donations to be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, symbolizing gratitude for their unwavering support.

As the community mourns the loss of Michael W. Blackson, Southern Oaks Funeral Home has been entrusted with the solemn responsibility of handling the arrangements, ensuring a respectful and dignified farewell to a man whose presence will be deeply missed but forever remembered.

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