Emma Washington – 1927-2023

Emma Washington – 1927-2023

Mrs. Emma Washington, 96, of Little Rock, Ark., went to be with the Lord on November 14, 2023. Sister Emma was born August 18, 1927 in Brooksville, Miss. to Claude and Lizzie Gavin, both precede her in death.

She confessed her love for Christ at an early age by uniting with Bigbee Valley CME Church in Brooksville, Miss. In 1944 she married her high school sweetheart, Robert Washington. Unto that union five children were born; one passing away at child birth. After uniting with Pleasant Hill CME church in 1951, Sister Emma served in several capacities, including: local church secretary, quarterly conference secretary, treasurer, stewardess and Missionary society. She has served as delegate to the District conference, Annual conference, and she served as President of the Fellowship of Methodist Women.

Sister Emma is proceeded in death by: her husband, Robert; and son, James. She leaves to cherish her memories: one son, Herbert Washington; two daughters, Abye Williams and Alberta Martin-Jones(James); four grandchildren, Valerie Hinton, Morris Hinton (Wanda), Monique Palmer-Hickman (Chandler), Willa Williams; six great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; along with a host nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

Funeral Service will be held: Monday, November 27, 2023, 10:30 a.m., Pleasant Hill CME Church, 3801 East 38th Street, Little Rock, Ark. Rev. Laverne Bell-Tolliver Pastor. Visitation will be Monday, November 27, 9:30 a.m. (one hour prior to funeral service) also at the church. Services entrusted to Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester Street, Little Rock, Ark.

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  • Mother Dear:

    I said a prayer for you, to thank the Lord above for blessing me a lifetime of your tenderhearted love. I thanked God for the caring you’ve shown me through the years, for the closeness we have known in times of laughter and tears. And so I thank you from my heart… for ALL you’ve done for me . And I bless the Lord for giving me the BEST GRANDMA there could ever be.

    You left me beautiful memories, your love will always be my guide and though I cannot see you, I know you’ll always be by my side and also in my heart.

    Until we meet again love always,

    Val “REDD”

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