Jerry Malcolm Blackmon

Jerry Malcolm Blackmon

March 1, 2023, 85, Goldsboro –

Jerry Malcolm Blackmon, 85, entered his eternal home with his Lord and Savior, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Malcolm was born in Wayne County to the late Sam Blackmon, Sr., and Dessie Strickland Blackmon on August 8, 1937. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Sam Jr. and Kenneth, sister, Gladys Toler, brother-in-laws, Thurman Toler, Winfred Brock, George Gregory, and Crow Best and sister-in-law, Wilhelmina Best.

Malcolm is a graduate of Goldsboro High School, Atlantic Christian College, and Shaw University.

He began his career in the business world working with J.M. Edgerton, Stackhouse Inc., and Wayne County Health Department.

Malcolm’s ability to transform cut flowers into stunning arrangements was beyond compare. Sharing his talents with others, he owned and operated his own florist in Goldsboro for many years. In the years following, he worked in the floral department of Farm Fresh and Casey’s Florist. After retirement from the floral industry, Malcolm served the students of Wayne County, offering a reprieve to the teachers by working as a substitute teacher.

He was an active member at Oak Heights PFWB Church and The First Pentecostal Holiness Church. His ministries included serving as a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, church deacon, choir member, Royal Rangers Commander, Judgement House, and Crusaders for Christ director. He always enjoyed worshiping his Lord with fellow Christians.

Involved in his community, Malcolm had been a member of the Downtown Lions Club in Goldsboro. He also served as a Boy Scout leader. You could always find him and his wife JoAnn, involved in any activities that their children participated in.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at The First Pentecostal Holiness Church followed by a service to celebrate Malcolm’s life at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary with Pastors Bill Rose and John Howard officiating. The interment will be in Wayne Memorial Park.

Malcolm leaves behind his wife of 60 years, JoAnn Brock Blackmon; two daughters, Tina Hinson (Mark) and Melodie Jo Blackmon of Goldsboro; daughter-in-love, Lydia Mills (Bob) of Princeton; Grandchildren, Beth Fiandra (Carmen) of Florida, Cashus Mills and fiancé, Morgan Kohnen of Goldsboro, and Jenny Jackson (Aaron) of Goldsboro; Great grandchildren Ayden, Declan, Ethan, and Addie Fiandra and Rylan, Hadley, and AnnaClaire Jackson. He is also survived by his brother, Lounes (Glenda), sisters-in-law, Juanita Gregory and Bett Brock Jernigan of Goldsboro; and many nieces and nephews he dearly loved.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be given in Malcolm’s memory to
The First Pentecostal Holiness Church
1100 The First Church Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at