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Mary Sandra West Blackmon

Mary Sandra West Blackmon, 74, of Birmingham, Alabama, went to heaven on January 28, 2024, after a battle with liver and kidney disease.

Sandra was born on September 23, 1949, to Frank Mason and Mary Kate West in Brewton, Alabama as the youngest of five children. After she graduated from Jay High School in 1967, she went on to study elementary education at the University of West Florida, in Pensacola.

After graduating with a degree in education, she began teaching in Oklahoma before moving back to Berrydale, kickstarting a 30-year career teaching elementary school and kindergarten, most of it at Munson Elementary School.  She also served as the cheerleading sponsor at Munson High School.

In 1968, she married Bill Blackmon in Jay, Florida. They went on to have one daughter, Katie Lynn Blackmon.

She loved children and being an educator was her life-long passion.  She also loved watching her daughter Katie play a variety of sports from a very early age, including four years of college basketball.  Grandchildren and sports were her favorite past times.  She was an avid country music fan and a huge supporter of Florida State University and the Atlanta Braves.

Family was of the utmost importance to her, and she took great pride in the accomplishments of her brothers, nephews & nieces, and especially her grand-nephews and grand-nieces. 

Sandra was predeceased by her parents, Frank Mason and Mary Kate West; and her brothers, Dr. Fred, and Ben West.

She is survived by her daughter, Katie Blackmon Ingram; son-in-law, Clay Ingram; and grandchildren, Zack Ingram, Jake (and wife Nicholle) Ingram; brothers, Don (Maureen) West, and David (Vickie) West. 

Pallbearers include Dr. Jason West, David West II, Donald West II, Will West, Benjie West II, and Steve Locklin.

A Funeral Service will be held at Lewis Funeral Home Jay Cornerstone Chapel 4003 Highway 4 Jay, Florida 32565, with visitation Thursday February 1, 2024, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and funeral service Friday, February 2, 2024, at 1:00 pm. Interment to immediately follow at Berrydale Community of Christ Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Hospital, which is a cause she felt very strongly about and donated to routinely.

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