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December 27, 2023


Dwight Blackburn

August 17, 1964 - December 17, 2023

Dwight Blackburn was born on August 17, 1964 in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Betty Garrett-Blackburn and Leroy Blackburn. He joined Winan Methodist Church at a young age. He later joined Wesley Ray United Methodist Church.

He attended Franklinton High School and later joined the National Guard and was active for several years.

As an adult he worked various jobs such as home health, EMT, heavy machine operator, and correctional officer/security.

He was married to Easter Michelle Jefferson. To this union he had two beautiful children, Nicholas Blackburn (New Orleans, LA) and Katera Blackburn (Houston, TX). In addition to his children, he leaves to cherish one brother, Keith Garrett (Franklinton, LA); sisters, Deborah Bickam and Paula Buzumor (both Houston, TX), Betty G. Kennedy (Jackson, MS), Stacy (Rodney) Warren (Franklinton, LA), Deidre (Raynell) Lenox (Laplace, LA), Veronica (Lonny) Hart; three aunts, Catherine Brown (New Orleans), Ella Rose Brookins (Jacksonville, FL), and Elizabeth Garrett (Jacksonville, FL) and one uncle, Jerry (Mary) Garrett (Fort Worth, TX); two goddaughters, Layla Sterling and Imani Jefferson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is proceeded in death by his mother and father.

There will be a drive through on Friday, December 29, 2023 from 3:00PM – 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2023 at 12:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home. Interment will be held at the Southeast Veteran Cemetery in Slidell, LA. 

Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton are in charge of arrangements.

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