Mrs. Emma W. Brent of Jackson, Mississippi, entered Heaven's gates on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. She was born to the late Isiah "Sonny Man" Williams and Lydia Bennett Williams of Glen Allan. Born on October 9, 1938, her life was a living example of her beloved Bible verse, John 14: 1-4 "Do not let your heart be trouble. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going."
She was educated by the Western Line School District in far southern Washington County, where she graduated from Simmons Senior High School. Emma was God Fearing, a mother, a Grand-Mother, Mama-Em, and the beloved friend to any and all that had the opportunity of crossing her path.
Despite her hectic schedule, family and close friends were Emma's passion and delight! Emma was a remarkable cook and enjoyed hosting and preparing meals for her family and friends, especially for the holidays! For many years leading up to her passing, she continued to be of service to others as a Patient Care Provider until her health begin to fail.
She always ensured that those around her felt her love. As a mother, Emma always captured photographic memories for her legacy to cherish. Taking her children to the Delta to spend time with MaMa and PaPa, Aunt Edna and family. She loved the sun, gardening and often traveled. Every year she traveled to Texas visiting two of her daughter for Mother's Day. She was an active member in church and community. She was a member of St Peter Missionary Baptist Church for Forty-five years, where she sang in the choir. She also served as a member of the Home Owners Association of Lake View Manor where she raised her family for Forty-two years. Emma worked for General Motors from August 1973, until her retirement on February 3, 1996. She dedicated her life as a servant to others, she was an avid supporter of the American Red Cross until 2018.
Emma touched the lives of so many both near and far and she will be forever remembered.
Visitation hours will be Monday, February 11, 2019, from 1-5 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home located at 886 N. Farish Street - Jackson, MS 39202
Funeral service will be Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Peoples Funeral Home Chapel, 886 N. Farish Street - Jackson, MS 39202. Interment will follow at Garden Memorial Cemetery, Hwy 49 North - Jackson, MS 39209.
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." Blessed indeed, "says the spirit," that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!" Revelation 14:13
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