Eula Emerson, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Terry Haven Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon, Texas.
She was born September 11, 1916, in Lamasco, Texas to James H. & Lillie McClanahan Hassey. She married Glenn Emerson in Dallas, September 7, 1946. They were married 63 years. She was a faithful member of Center Grove Baptist Church of 64 years. She served as Sunday School teacher, church clerk, and church secretary. After finishing school at Lamasco, she volunteered in the community and worked in Bonham at the County Home Extension Agency and at the Chamber of Commerce. In January of 1943, she started working at Buckner’s Orphans Home in Dallas until September of 1944. She then went to work at Sears Roebuck until marrying in 1946. She worked on the family dairy for 36 years. She was a homemaker providing for her family, community and church family. She loved and served the Lord and loved everyone she met.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Eddie Hines; son and daughter-in-law, Charlie and Debbie Emerson, Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Sharla and Tom Floyd, Shonda and Ken Brown, Brook and Stephen Bussell, Brad Embrey, Royce Emerson; great-grandchildren, Kayla Thompson, Shayna Floyd, Kensey Brown, Kandace Brown, Tyler Floyd, Bradley Embrey, Debra Embrey, Colby Bussell and Cade Steen; half-brother, Lee Emerson; sister-iin-law, Monna McClung. Preceded in death by her husband, Glenn; infant daughter, Nita Dean; grandson, Shayne Wesley Hines.