Julian Lee Blackburn, 55, was welcomed into the loving arms of his Savior and quickly embraced by his parents on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Julian was born in Cumberland County to the late J.L. and Joyce Ann Jones Blackburn on February 19, 1967. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Randy Blackburn.
Spending time with his family brought ultimate joy to Julian. He had been a resident of O’Berry Center since 1983 and formed many friendships with the residents and staff at the facility. The constant smile on his face was a reminder of the precious gift he was to all who knew him.
Julian is survived by his sister, Maxine Blackburn of Raeford, and nephew, Daniel Blackburn. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins whom he loved very much.
A visitation will be held 2:00 to 3:00 pm Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Crumpler Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Donnie Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Highland Biblical Garden in Raeford.
Following the graveside service family loved ones and friends will be received at the home of Mary Jones Stuart, 715 Beard Road, Raeford, NC