Born: August 8, 1935 - Deceased: July 27, 2019
Emma M, nee Davis Gerlitz, 83, of Fairmont City, IL, born Thursday, August 8, 1935, in Cuba, MO, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Rosewood Care Center – Edwardsville in Edwardsville, IL.
Emma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved her God. Her favorite past time was reading her bible, listening to gospel music, watching old western movies and cooking amazing meals for her family. She was a former member of Assembly of God in Collinsville, IL.
She was preceded in death by her:
Surviving are her:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Parent Committee for Special Education or HealthWell Foundation. Donations will be accepted at Kurrus Funeral Home.
Visitation: Visitation from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Kurrus Funeral Home, Rev Gary Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
Everdays connect one with the people that matter during important moments.
Memories gone by- So many to mention – from my childhood days with my Mother and
Aunt Emma in her kitchen bonding over a huge pot of her mazing spaghetti sauce.
Devouring her famous yeast rolls which continued to rise after you had eaten them.
Helping peel tomatoes from Uncle Bills fabulous vegetable garden in preparation of
Aunt Emma’s prize winning salsa
Family get togethers back and forth from each others homes. Sharing meals, reminiscing
about the past. Just enjoying each others company. And the many dolls Aunt Emma and
Worshiping and serving God together in the House of the Lord. The many times we sat and
watched and listened to our favorite and much loved Gospel Gaither Group. So many other
memories. God has called you home where there is no more pain and suffering.
The rest of my life I will remember your Kindness and Love. Thank You for being apart of my Life.
Until we meet again at the River Gordan.
Jesus came and took my sweet Mama Mia home. She has been waiting for this day to come for such a long time. She would tell me she was tired and was ready when Jesus was ready for her. I will miss her but am happy she is in heaven with our heavenly father and daddy. No more pain and able to walk with daddy and seeing all her friends and love ones that went before. I know one day I will see my parents again when Jesus decides it my time to go home. Her baby girl Joyce
My Aunt Emmy made such an impact on my life! We spent a lot of time at her house. So many wonderful memories of good food, (she was an awesome cook) laughter, and sheer joy.
Her home was always a welcome beacon for whoever needed a place. She loved company and was a wonderful hostess.
I can not smell the aroma of a roast cooking or that clean scent of Downy without thinking of you Aunt Emmy. Thank you for all the memories. You will never be forgotten!
~ Loving Thought’s & Prayer’s for Family and Friends during this special time ~
I Cherish the memories I have of Emma ~ The laugh’s and experiences we have shared during my many childhood visit’s and sleep over’s. I have a special place in my Heart for Emma ( and Bill ) I am ever so grateful they were in my life. “Blessed Indeed”.
Love ~ Kathryn
~ The following Poem was written by: Shannon Lee Moseley ~
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. I’m following the path God has chosen for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call; I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way; I’ve now found peace at the end of day.
If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss; Oh yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow Look for the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much; Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seems all to brief; Don’t lengthen your pain with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and peace to thee, God wanted me now-He set me free.
Author: Shannon Lee Moseley