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Cecil Woodrow Blackburn July 15, 1940 - July 24, 2023

Cecil Woodrow Blackburn, age 83, of Southaven, passed away at his home on Monday, July 24, 2023.  He was born in Memphis, TN on July 15, 1940 to the late Clarence and Margaret (Crutcher) Blackburn.

Cecil retired as a shipment monitor from the Canadian National Railway after over 40 years of service and he enjoyed collecting coins.

In addition to his parents, Cecil is preceded in death by his beloved wife of nearly 49 years, Iris Joan (Ellis) Blackburn, brothers Ronnie Blackburn, Richard Blackburn, and Eddie Fuller, and his sister Patricia Fuller.

Cecil is survived by his children Monique Sims (Shawn) and William Mark Blackburn (Luisa Garcia-Soler), six grandchildren, Loren Hunsucker (Brent), Timothy Sims, Amy Perkins (Tanner), Todd Blackburn, Bethany Blackburn, and David Blackburn, three great-grandchildren, and his close friends, Sydney White, Ken Davis, Cowboy, and Robert Scott.

Services will be private.


  1. REPLY
    Bill Steward says

    I knew Cecil from the railroad. He was “a good guy.” He worked a long time in the callers’ office. There were some good friends in the callers’ office like “Cowboy” Davis, Sidney White and others. Sidney used to do pranks on Cecil. Cecil took the joking in good spirits. He was low key and had a good sense of humor.

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