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Sharon Blackwell

In loving memory of our mother Sharon “Mudggy” Blackwell. She was a daughter, sister, niece, friend and second mom to many.  

Sharon was born December 21, 1958 in Chicago Illinois to the parents of Emile Blackwell Sr. and Gertrude Blackwell.  She was loved, admired and a real life angel on this earth who led with her heart.  She was a pillar in every community she touched. She was dedicated to helping others, especially those in dire need. She provided truth and guidance. This only speaks to her character. She worked in healthcare for over 40 years with the majority of her career at Ravenswood Hospital and Joseph E Hill early childhood center.

She is survived by her sons Joseph Patrick Blackwell and William Arnold. Her grandchildren Patrick Christopher and Eva Eisley  Blackwell. Her brothers Emile Jr, Terrell, Darrell, Gregory, Glenn, Larry and Kevin Blackwell as well as three sisters Betty Clayborne, Jean Franklin and Carol Landry and an army of  nieces  and nephews, literally an army.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Sister Sandra Blackwell and brothers Michael and Wayne Blackwell. 

Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois.


Sharon you will be missed by all of your Ravenswood Family. You were a force to be reckoned with to all that knew and worked with you. Love you and miss you. Rest in Peace and will see you again! Lee Ann Mlakar

Lee Ann Mlakar Mar 24 2022 5:18 PM

A photo was added for Sharon Blackwell

LaKeisha Smith Mar 24 2022 12:33 PM

Aunty you was the mother of our Family, literally!
I miss you more than words can say.
We will meet again on this God given Earth in Paradise.
I Love you and will remember everything that you taught me.
Love always your loving Niece♡~Keisha~♡

LaKeisha Smith Mar 24 2022 12:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sharon Blackwell

LaKeisha Smith Mar 24 2022 12:13 PM

Mom I miss you dearly, we didn't make it to our foot rubs! I admired your strength and will! You will truly be missed. I am so thankful for our last moments I just wished there were more. You practically raised me during my teenage years and accepted me and loved on me I thank you and your family for the Blackwell Experience!

Kimmie Mar 23 2022 9:29 AM