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 31:28In 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.
I was planning to come to the funeral but the van had a mechanical problem that delayed us a day while in Florida. I didnâ€™t have time to unpack, get some rest, and make the trip to Memphis. I am praying for the family today and know Mim would be happy with whatever her two boys do to honor her memory.
Condolences to this family. A beautiful life long lived with happiness and the love of family brings us great joy during these sad times. God loves us so much he even made provisions for us when it's time to sleep in death. Much love and comfort to the family.
Ms. Mim was not only a friend, she was grand lady and a prayer warrior. She was such an inspiration to me. I will miss her very much. I pray for the family to find peace and comfort in the memories of her.
I have been Blessed for many years to have seen and listened to James Blackwood, Sr. Now she has re-joined him and â€œOh What A Meeting In The Air...â€
Thoughts,Love,& Prayers.Laura Blackwood Green
What a beautiful lady of God.
Mim was a very special woman and a wonderful Christian lady. I am sorry to hear of her passing but know she is happy to be in Heaven with all her loved ones, family and friends. I know she was welcomed by so many including my parents, Buddy and Lois Darvas (who both worked for the quartet many years ago) and remained friends always. I will miss her here on earth but know we all will be together again â€œwhen we all get to Heaven! â€œ. Sending prayers of comfort to her entire family. God bless you all.
I know Mim was welcomed to her Heavenly home by so many loved ones and friends. She was a wonderful Christian lady and loved and admired by so many. I know my parents, Lois and Buddy Darvas (who both worked for the quartet many years ago) will be so happy to see her again! I loved her very much and will miss her here on earth but will see her again â€œwhen we all get to Heaven.â€
Praying for the Blackwood Family. Used to see the Blackeoods at the Masonic Temple in Detroit back in the late 60â€™s. Love yâ€™all â™¥ï¸âœï¸â™¥ï¸
Rest In Peace, Mim. Prayers for Billy, Jimmy, Mona, and family.Love,The Sequoia Parkers
This lady, along with Mary and Shirley Sumner became the family I left in Texas when I married 56 years ago. Wonderful comfort I knew no on, so they took me to First Assembly and soon I had a large family! I know you will miss her, she was a jewel!
I deeply feel with The Blackwood family .Have met mim and James once in luisville.So grateful the she always supported her housband James and his minestry , that blessed and changed my and my families lifes forever !!!
Billy and Jimmy,I am keeping you all in my prayers during this time of loss.Blessings,Lynn
Heaven is rejoicing.my love and prayers go out to all this wonderful family. â¤
Remembering all of you in prayer. We've loved the Blackwoods for many years.
Jimmy and Billy, I am sorry to hear of your mothers passingHowever,I rejoice with you inknowing she is with James and her Savior forever. We will see her again.