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Emily Rose 

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,

Past Comments

Tara Peloza RN

Miss Emily, there are so many memories of you how can I just share one. I remember when you first came over for the NICU to the CICU and how much of a fighter you were, so much that hated having you breathing tube taped and no one wanted to help me because you squirmed so much. As the months went by you were such a good baby. You used to sleep through the night except when you werent feeling good. Lauren used to see me holding you in the chair in the morning and ask me “Uh oh, did she have a bad night?” I used to say no, “I just wanted to hold her.” I remember seeing you smile…in your SLEEP! As you got older, you wanted to explore more so you started grabbing at things like your nasal cannula and would set off the alarms…in you SLEEP! On your 1 year birthday, Miss Lauren made your pink birthday cupcakes and you had your first taste of frosting…you didn’t spit it out so that was a good sign! Your little lizard tongue was actually trying to taste the cherry chapstick too haha! I remember the sunday I saw you before you went home calling your name as your dad was on the opposite side of the crib and you rolled over and looked at me as I told you to be a good girl. You made an imprint on the nurses, doctors, even lab and xray in the unit and will not be forgotten. Rest in peace angel…

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