Jewel Emerson


VINA, AL – Jewel Emerson, 89, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, Ms. She was born in Marion County, Al. and had worked as a seamstress at Lance Garment. She was a member of Pearly Gates Church of God.

Services will be Friday, January 6, at 3:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Edwin Pharr and Bro. J.C. Blackburn officiating. Burial will be in Shottsville Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one son – Wayne Emerson (Della) Vina, Al.; two grandchildren – Leshia Henry (Joe) Nashville, Tn. and Tim Burks (Leigh) Vina, Al.; four great-grandchildren – Autumn Hickman, Summer Hickman, Cameron Burks and Anna Kate Burks; one sister – Louise Horton Shotts; three nephews – Gary Horton, Jeff Martin and Scotty Martin; son-in-law – Noble Burks and sister-in-law – Mary Killingsworth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Emerson, a daughter, Judy Burks, her parents, Addie and Ruble Martin and a brother, Kenneth Martin.

Pallbearers will be Darell Humphries, Robert Moomaw, Jeff Martin, Scotty Martin, Daniel Tanner and Jay Humphries.Visitation will be Thursday, January 5, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.