Emily Rose Blackmon was a dearly-loved child long before she entered the lives of her parents Rodney and Jennifer Blackmon and big brother Devan. They eagerly awaited her birth and that of her twin sister, Amber Rose. The precious little girls were born January 30, 2012 at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and not a minute went by that Emily was not on the hearts and minds of those who loved her.
During mother Jennifer’s pregnancy, doctors had been concerned about the heart condition of one of the babies and were carefully monitoring their development. Emily Rose was born with a congenital heart problem and endured many surgeries and procedures during her first year of life. She received the utmost care and attention from the hospital staff who became her second family. Truly, they cherished her as their own.
Emily lived all but one week of her life at Children’s Hospital, but those seven days were the best for the Blackmon family. With great anticipation, they welcomed Emily Rose home for the first time on a very special day. February 7, 2013 was her brother Devan’s tenth birthday. What a delight and comfort to have the five of them together at home!
All too soon, Emily Rose returned to Children’s Hospital on February 13, 2013, due to a high fever. Again, the hospital staff tended to her with skill and empathy, for which the family is most grateful. Sweet Emily Rose died in hospital on Sunday March 24, 2013 surrounded by those who loved her—her dear family and her second family of care givers.
Despite all her struggles, Emily Rose brought immense joy to the Blackmon family. That little girl made a big impact on so many. Without uttering a single word, she touched the lives of family and friends and will remain forever close in their hearts.
Family will gather to celebrate the life of Emily Rose at Wisconsin Memorial Park–Chapel of the Flowers, a fitting place for the budding little Emily Rose.
Emily Rose Blackmon. Born to life January 30, 2012 ~ Born to eternal life March 24, 2013 at the age of 13 months. Cherished daughter of Rodney and Jennifer Blackmon (nee Clancy). Twin sister of Amber Rose Blackmon and younger sister of Devon Blackmon. Beloved granddaughter of Sally Clancy and Bessie Blackmon. Further survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins other relatives. Preceded in death by her grandfathers Patrick Clancy and Harvey Blackmon. A special thank you to her second family, the Doctors and Nurses of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for their compassionate care. Visitation Friday, March 29 at Wisconsin Memorial Park~Chapel of The Flowers 13235 W. Capitol Dr. Brookfield, WI from 1:00 pm until time of the Funeral Service at 2:00 pm.
Suminski LifeStory Funeral Homes, Niemann / Suminski, (414) 744-5156, www.SuminskiFuneralHome.com