of Greenbrier, AR
November 16, 1935 - February 9, 2024
Emma Voyles Emerson, 88, of Greenbrier passed away Friday, February 9, 2024.She was born on November 16, 1935 in Pleasant Plains to David Richard Voyles and Laura Ethel (Adams) Voyles. She was retired from Midland School District where she served many years as part of the lunchroom staff. After her retirement, she spent her time as a homemaker and by serving her Lord at Independence Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member for over 40 years. She was kind, loving, nurturing, and strong willed. She loved to garden and doing word search puzzles and working in coloring books. Survivors include one daughter, Loria Stracener and her wife, Renita of Greenbrier; one granddaughter, Rachel McPherson and her husband, Ryan of Greenbrier; one great-granddaughter, Dakota Sharping and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bryce Emerson; one great-granddaughter, Emersyn Sharping; two brothers, Ted and Henry Voyles; and five sisters, Gracie Allen, Ida Beck, Nora Swaims, Maggie Hughes, and Lela Randles. Funeral services will begin at 10:00am Friday, February 16, 2024 at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Smith officiating. Burial will follow at McMullin Cemetery in Pleasant Plains. Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:00am Friday, February 16, 2024 prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in her honor to Independence Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 296, Pleasant Plains, AR 72568.
So sorry to hear of Emma’s passing. I have a lot of fond memories of time spent Emma and Bryce. Sharon Hays and I spent endless hours in their home learning gospel songs. When you loose your Mom, you loose the best friend you ever had.
So sorry to hear about our loss of aunt Emma. She’ll be miss by many people.
Loria I hated to hear about your mom. I know it is hard. Just know I love you big Julie
I've known you my whole life meme and u have helped to make me in to the person I am today. I will never forget you I love you more than you know meme everytime I see the color pink I will think of you. I will never forget the day I surprised you at the rehab place when we hadn't seen each other in like a month I never forget the way your face lit up that day . I love you meme more than words could ever express.
A truly caring person, Emma was like a second mother during my childhood. She gave my two sisters and I many precious childhood memories. Loria, I know your arrival in her life was her most precious blessing. God bless you and yours.
I will miss you so much my sunshine. Praying for you all. Love you, Cathy Dickerson
Loria, I am sorry to hear of your beautiful mother’s passing. I remember the day she brought you to my very first kindergarten class. She was so proud of you, and always involved with our activities. I always enjoyed seeing her in the cafeteria. She was such a kind and giving person. May your sweet memories bring you comfort. Praying for comfort and peace. I love you and sending hugs. Vicki Doolin