Eula Love Emerson (3-9-22) service 3-25-22
Eula Love Emerson, 84, of Nashville, formerly of Counce, Savannah and Adamsville, died Wednesday, March 9.
She was born on May 11, 1937, in her family home in Maben, Mississippi. She is the second of 11 children. Her father, having 11 children, had only one rule. When you graduate you better have a job and a place to live. So, she worked hard and graduated valedictorian from her high school class.
Back in the day, every senior had to take the civil service exam. It was thought to help place you in a job where you could be successful. Eula could type 99 words a minute (on a manual typewriter). Her older sister, Ruth, was already living in Washington D.C. and working for the F.B.I. So, the day after graduation, her father put her on a train for D.C. and Eula worked for the F.B.I. for two years as a typist in the human resources department. After which, she returned to Mississippi and attended Clark College graduating with an associate degree in library sciences.
It was there that she met her husband of 64 years, Isaac Dan Emerson. They met in September and married on March 15 in the post office on campus. Together they raised five children: John (Lora), James, Joel (Ann), Jenny and Jason (Jodie) and doted on six grandchildren: Tabitha, Daniel, Luci, Kayla (Taylor), Isaac and Evelyn and great-grandchild, Marissa.
When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up she always declared that it was her heart’s desire to be a wife, mom and grandmother. She lived this dream to the fullest and did it well. She was a minister’s wife for many years and served as a legal secretary at a law office before retiring.
She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Evelyn Love and siblings, Ruth McDill, Frank Love Jr., Joe Love and Chere Love; and survived by her husband, children, and the following siblings, Mary Reed, Peggy Baines, Katherine Love, Connie Althen, Vickie Crowley and Penny Love.
Eula was a classic Southern lady with charm, wit, and a whole lot of grit. She’ll be missed by many.
Many years ago, Eula had made arrangements for her body to be donated to the medical programs at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.
Her celebration of life service will be Friday, March 25, at 1 p.m., at Lakewood Baptist Church in Nashville.