BLACKMON, SAVILLA JOYCE, 80 Ocala - Savilla Joyce Blackmon, 80, of Ocala, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Savilla was born in Berea, KY to Rev. R Don and Nettie Gambrell. She and her husband moved to Ocala in 1998 from Perrine, FL. Savilla was a homemaker and piano teacher. She belonged to First Baptist Church of Ocala where she sang in the choir and occasionally played piano. She served for 23 years at First Baptist Church in Perrine as the pianist and director of the 'His Kids' youth ensemble. She loved camping, rollerblading, gardening, and decorating for the holidays - especially Christmas. Savilla is survived by her husband of 60 years, Donald 'Don' Blackmon, of Ocala; daughter, Dawn (Phil) Stoll of Crawford, MS; daughter in law, Beth (Ellis) Ipock; grandchildren, Matthew (Christina) Blackmon and their children, Jamie and Celina, Aaron (Julie) Ipock and their daughter, Haven, Joshua (Amanda) Stoll and their sons, Jackson and Daniel, Rebekah Stoll, Jonathan (Hope) Stoll and their daughters, River, Megan, and Madison, Rachel Stoll, Joseph Stoll, Jacob Stoll, and James Stoll. She was predeceased by her son, Dale Blackmon in 1996. Visitation will be 5-7 pm on Tuesday, January 10 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Ocala. Funeral ceremonies will be Wednesday, January 11 at 11:00am at First Baptist Church of Ocala. A reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to your favorite Cancer Society Charity. Arrangements are being handled by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services 910 SE Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 (352)-629-7171. Online Condolences may be expressed at www.hiers-baxley.com.
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