Bernice Luella Blackman (Kinsey)

1924 - 2018


Bernice Luella Blackman (Kinsey), 93 yrs, of Lambertville, MI, formerly of Ida, MI, died Friday June 29, 2018, in Aspen Grove Assisted Living, Lambertville, MI. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, Monday, July 2, 2018, from 2-8 PM. There will be a service at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI, for Bernice on Tuesday July 3, 2018 at 11 AM. Bill Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Lulu Cemetery, Ida, MI.


Born November 25, 1924, in Ida Township. Bernice was the daughter of Grover and Luella (Henry) Kinsey. She was a 1942 Ida High School Graduate. She married Earl Blackman on March 14, 1945 in Raisinville Township. Earl died April 18, 2012. Bernice was a homemaker. Bernice attended Bridge Point Church and was a Monroe County Homemaker of Extension for 60 yrs and sewing leader for the 4-H. Bernice was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She always had time to listen to your joys and concerns. Talking with family, friends and strangers was a favorite past-time. She enjoyed holding and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren play and has spent hours playing games with both generations. Her hands were used for farming chores, household work and loving care for all her family. Her kindness was always felt through caring actions and a warm smile. Mom and grandma will be deeply missed until we meet again with the Lord.


Survivors include: a son, Gary (Amy) Blackman Sr.; daughter, Sandra (Terry) Johnson; daughter-in-law, Gina Blackman; grandchildren, Diane, Michelle, Annette, April., David, Gary Jr., Laura; great-grandchildren, Madison, Kyle, Keylee, Brenden, Alycin, Kaiden, Tyler, Kole, Zachary, Eliza, Cyrus, Jillian, Maxwell, Kira, Henry and June. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Robert Lee, and sisters, Alice Ruth Kinsey and Leona Ford.


Memorial contributions can be made to: ProMedica Hospice.