Lorene (Boots) E. Blackman, age 79 of Bancroft, passed away Monday, April 27, 2020 at Memorial Healthcare in Owosso, Michigan. The family will receive friends at Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, Durand Chapel on Thursday April 30, 2020 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Funeral service will be held Friday at 11:00 AM for immediate family only. Rev. John Walworth will officiate with burial to follow at Fremont Cemetery in Bancroft.
Boots was born in York, South Carolina on August 28, 1940, the daughter of Landrum & Ethel (Biggerstaff) Robbins. She graduated in York, SC and on September 29, 1962 she married Charles E. Blackman. Boots enjoyed bowling in Durand for many years and loved to be with family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her children; Pam (Rod) Stanton of Bancroft and George Blackman of Owosso, grandchildren; Erick, Heather, Charles, Alexandrea, George II, Brandon, Brittany and Kenneth. Great grandchildren; Laila, Prudence, Lovella, Landrum, Keegan and Taylor. Her sister Hazel (Wesley) McMahan of York, SC. She was predeceased by her husband Charles, son Ervin, brothers Landrum & Bill, sisters Vergie, Lonniemae. Memorials are suggested to Diabetes Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com