Virginia Blackman Cicero

Virginia Blackman Cicero

Virginia Cicero passed away at the age of 93 on April 26, 2020.

Virginia was born on October 10, 1926 to the late Harvey and Alma Glover in Daytona Beach, Florida.  She grew up in Jacksonville, graduating from Andrew Jackson High School in 1944. There she met her first husband, Eugene Blackman, and they were married in 1947, later moving to Atlanta, Georgia.   After losing Gene tragically in a car accident in 1965, Virginia stayed in Atlanta, working and raising three sons.   In 1968 she married Albert Cicero and they joined their two families.  After Al’s death in 1992, Virginia returned to Jacksonville.

Virginia never waivered in her love for the Lord,  and was a member of the Arlington Road Church of Christ in Jacksonville.  She was known for her compassionate and generous spirit as well as her love of family.  She was always ready to lend a helping hand to others when needed.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, Gene Blackman and Al Cicero, her sister, Margaret Bishop, and three children, Donald Blackman, Cheryl (Cicero) McCain and Don Cicero.  She is survived by her two sons, Roger (wife Becky) and Michael Blackman, son-in-law Jerry McCain, grandchildren Jeremy and Matt McCain, Jay and Cammi Blackman, and Christina (Blackman) Roewe, her brother Harvey Glover (wife Barbara) as well as several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Consistent with Covid-19 restrictions, a small family graveside service is planned at 10:30 am on Friday, May 1, at Evergreen Cemetery, 4535 Main St., in Jacksonville.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Agape Center, 1159 Promised Land Rd., Moneta, VA  24121 (


  • Lavaba Timmons Posted April 30, 2020 9:00 pm

    Sister Cicero was such a role model to me. She demonstrated what a christian looked like. She was a loving and compassionate lady. I have fond memories of her and really admired her as my sister in Christ.

  • Reggie Roper Posted May 2, 2020 12:12 pm

    Without fail, sister Virginia patiently awaited the opportunity to hug, offer kind words, and inquire of my as well as my family’s well being. She was always kind and classy in her conversation. It was always a joy to visit and look over at she and her “peer” sisters on their pew as all worshipped together. She will be missed across multiple generations.

    Reggie Roper

  • Olga T. Brannon Posted May 5, 2020 10:12 am

    Sister Cicero was a loyal and faithful member of the Arlington Church of Christ and will be dearly missed. Although her physical body is no here, her spirit will forever be present in us. She displayed grace in everything she did. Prayers for the family during this time. Please continue in her footsteps and allow the lord to be your guide. In christian love.

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