Miriam Le Blackwood

of Memphis, TN

November 11, 1921 - October 21, 2019

BLACKWOOD, Miriam (Mim). Mrs. James W. Blackwood, Sr., age 97, of Memphis, Tennessee, devoted wife, wonderful mother and grandmother passed away Monday night, October 21, 2019. Funeral service will be Monday, October 28, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 12:00 noon at Roller Family Funeral Home, 3651 Austin Peay Hwy., Memphis, TN.

Miriam Le Grantham was born November 11, 1921, in Simpson County, Mississippi. She is preceded in death by her parents, LeRoy and Beulah Weathersby Grantham, and her husband of 62 years, Dr. James Blackwood, Sr. of Blackwood Brothers Quartet fame.

She is survived by her sister, Mildred (Delos) Mahaffey, sons, Jimmy (James, Jr.), and daughter-in-law, Mona, Billy, and daughter-in-law, Cherry, grandchildren, Dana Le (Michael) Wilson, Debbie Lynn (David) Bruce, Brette (Derek) Starr, Britni (Sonny) Cutler, Emma Blackwood, Ellie (Matt) Callahan, Will Blackwood, great grandchildren, Micah Le (Buddy) Legens, Dane Wilson, Devin (Hannah) Bruce, Davah (Jordan) Hand, Dylan Bruce, Wrigley Cutler, and three great, great grandchildren.

''Her children rise up and call her blessed…'' Proverbs 31:28

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation in her memory to Samaritan's Purse, https://www.samaritanspurse.org/, or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/ or your favorite local charity.

Thank you for your prayers for our family.

Service Information
Roller Family Funeral Home
3651 Austin Peay
Memphis,  TN 38128
10/28/2019 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Funeral Service
Roller Family Funeral Home
3683 Austin Peay
Memphis,  TN 38128
10/28/2019 at 1:00 PM
Memorial Contributions
Samaritan's Purse
PO Box 3000
Boone, NC 28607
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Blvd
Memphis, TN 38105

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201 North Pine Street
West Memphis, TN  72303