Family and friends are invited to attend the scheduled services honoring the life of Mrs. Peggy Blackmon. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Wilson & Kratzer Mortuaries- Civic Center Chapel located on 455 24th Street, Richmond, Ca. between 10:00AM-11:00AM. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Wilson & Kratzer Mortuaries- Civic Center Chapel located on 455 24th Street, Richmond, Ca. beginning promptly at 11:00AM.
Peggy Lois Blackmon
July 18, 1944 – October 6, 2021
Peggy Lois Miller was born July 18, 1944, in Cincinnati, Ohio to the proud parents of, Claude (nicknamed “Joe”) and Beulah Miller, she was the only girl born to a family of 4 brothers, who all loved and adored her. Peggy moved to Oakland, California soon after high school, where she would meet the love of her life, Herman Blackmon, Sr. The two would wed in 1965 and remain married until her passing on October 6, 2021 – just 11 days short of their 56th Wedding Anniversary. Their union would lead to the birth of two sons, Herman and Marcus.
Peggy was a savvy businesswoman; she began her professional career working as a secretary for a local Insurance agency and would later attend Mills College in Oakland while working as a Loan Officer for First Enterprise Bank. Upon leaving Mills, Peggy accepted a position as Bank Auditor for the State of California. In total, she would work more than 15 years in the banking industry.
Peggy’s last position was her most prominent, where she held the title of President/CEO of her family business, Amanco Inc. Amanco was a key contributor to the $1.6B bond program to modernize and rebuild K-12 schools in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. Peggy’s life ended while working as a community developer with TAD/Amanco to develop an affordable housing community in the cleaned-up shipyards at Hunter’s Point in San Francisco.
Some of Peggy’s outside interests included her love of technology gadgets, researching on the internet, and watching sports; she especially enjoyed tennis, playing pinochle with friends (Claude and Lillie Jenkins; Talmadge and Linda Hicks) and visiting casinos to play the slots.
Peggy was extremely active in support of her children’s activities, but as time went by, she desperately wanted grandchildren and would take on the role of “Community Grandmother”, always donating and participating in the wellbeing of the children in her neighborhood. In 2010, Peggy was blessed with her first grandchild and at the time of her passing she would love, nurture, advise and play with a total of 6 grandchildren. Peggy was well known as a loving, giving and benevolent woman; she was engaging, encouraging and very personable – even in her darkest hours, she found a way to always smile and carryon with her outgoing personality.
Mrs. Peggy Lois Blackmon is survived by her husband, Herman Blackmon, Sr.; sons, Herman Blackmon, Jr. (former daughter-in-law Shannon) and Marcus Blackmon (his special lady Iman); brother, Charles Miller (Sister-in-law Leona); grandchildren Jhana, Mark, Aleeah, Charles Justin, Langston and Levi Blackmon. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Johnnie Garrett, Herbert, Roy and Joel Miller. Peggy also leaves behind a loving group of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
The world has lost an incredible woman, but heaven has gained an amazing Angel.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mrs Peggy Blackmon, please visit our floral store.