- Cullman, Alabama

September 9, 2013

Mary Helen Thorn Blackmon

Village Chapel Funeral Home and Cremation Service-Gadsden

GADSDEN — Mary Helen Thorn Blackmon

Funeral services for Mary Helen Thorn Blackmon, 59, of Gadsden will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Village Chapel Funeral Home in Gadsden, the Rev. Renée Carroll officiating, with burial in Marshall Memorial Gardens in Albertville.

Village Chapel Funeral Home and Cremation Service-Gadsden is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Blackmon was call home by her Lord and Savior Saturday, Sept. 7. She was a member of 2RMor Community Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Thorn Sr.; and a nephew, Cotton Bell.

Survivors include her life partner of 16 years, Michael Marzie Blackmon; her chosen children, Jay and Rena Dawkins; chosen grandchildren, Colby and Gracelyn Dawkins; her mother, Frances Smith; a sister, Patricia Hollingsworth; brothers, Joe Pat (Cathy) Thorn and Jim (Joann) Thorn; nephews, Shawn and Zach Thorn; a niece, Hayley Thorn; and a host of loving family and friends.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.