Mrs. Judith Ann Blackmer, age 66, passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
They met in High School when Judy "stole" his coveted clarinet 1st chair spot in the band. She was truly gifted with musical talent and a shared passion with her future husband. This proved evident as they would sing in choirs and play in orchestras alongside one another. Judy loved people and cared deeply for others. She never took credit on things for herself, but with a servant's heart she would graciously give it to others and to her Lord. Judy had a strong Christian faith and walk that made others around her take notice. Always willing to serve, She was the first secretary at First Baptist Church in Blairsville.
Family was of the utmost importance to Judy. She made it a point to never miss her children's performances, concerts, or activities. She was active in their church youth group and taught Sunday school. Judy became known among the kids as the "craft lady" at church and the "juice box mom" at school. Judy would always patiently listen to her girls and give advice only when needed. The girls will cherish memories of summer lake days and massive PB&J's. Later, as grandchildren entered the picture, she took on the title of "La La". She still never came empty handed, always having a goody to share as the grandkids would climb into her lap and play on her phone.
She will be warmly remembered by all who knew her, but especially missed by her family: her husband of 47 years, Wayne Blackmer; daughters & sons-in-law, Pamela & Christopher Shoaf and Bonnie & Mark Geer; and sisters & brothers-in-law, Cindy & David Dyal and Heidi & Tim Mauk. Also, sharing in her legacy are 5 grandchildren, Chloe Shoaf, Deuce Shoaf, Callie Shoaf, Chandler Shoaf, and Aislynn Geer. Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Florence Baker; and brother, Robby Baker.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Blairsville with Pastor Fred Lodge officiating. Special Music will be presented by Minister of Music Ed Lawrie. The family will gather with friends from 10 a.m. until the service begins.