Adam Ben Blackward, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida, died suddenly on Thursday, November 19, 2020 near his home. He was born January 17, 1983 in Centralia, Illinois to Jerry and Rebecca “Becky” (Lowery) Blackward. On April 1, 2020, Adam married Marc Endelson in Florida. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. The Graveside Service will begin at 1:00 pm with Reverend Stacy Tate officiating. Interment will follow. Memorials may be made in Adam’s honor to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter.Please remember to observe social distancing at this time. We are limited to 10 people in under the tent. Following the CDC and NFDA regulations, we encourage everyone to wear a mask. They will be made available, upon request. Call Newell Funeral Home at 618-246-0100 or visit newellfuneralhome.com for further information.