Lisa D Blackburn

August 9, 1959May 11, 2019

Lisa Dyess Blackburn was born in Mobile, Alabama on August 9, 1959. She resided in Pensacola, Florida for most of her life. She was a member of Community Christ Church and a servant of God.

Lisa was an amazing cook, leaving no guest’s belly empty. She had the ability to accept anyone, despite their flaws, and made a friend out of everyone she met. Lisa always offered support and could never turned anyone down in need. She expressed her creativity in crafts and jewelry making, and had organizational skills that would make a quartermaster jealous. Lisa loved to talk. If anyone ever needed someone to listen to them talk, she was there, even total strangers.

Lisa was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Merrill Dyess Jr. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, James Blackburn Jr; her sons, Derek Blackburn and James Blackburn III; her mother and father, Judy and Thomas Dyess Sr; her sister-in-law Tammmy Pena Dyess; her niece, Celina Dyess, and her dogs, Paco, Foxy, and Mitzi.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 12 to 1pm at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home on 9 Mile Road, with a service at 1pm followed with a burial at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Shirley Lawson, Bobby White, Burt Antone, Christopher Straight, Adam Lee, Kenneth Crooke, and Timothy Pena.

Eastern Gate Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Below is a link to send flowers of remembrance.


  • Preceded in death by:
    Thomas Merrill Dyess Jr. (Brother)

    Survived by:
    James Blackburn Jr (Husband)
    Derek Blackburn (Son)
    James Blackburn III (Son)
    Judy Dyess (Mother)
    Thomas Dyess Sr (Father)
    Tammmy Pena Dyess (Sister-in-law)
    Celina Dyess (Niece)
    She also leaves behind her dogs, Paco, Foxy, and Mitzi.

  • Shirley Lawson
  • Bobby White
  • Burt Antone
  • Christopher Straight
  • Adam Lee
  • Kenneth Crooke
  • Timothy Pena


  • Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 16, 2019


Lisa D Blackburn

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