Emma M. Elliott

Sunrise: September 1, 1949

Sunset: July 26, 2022

On the morning of Tuesday, July 26, 2022 our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Emma Mae Elliott (Peaches) was peacefully called to eternal rest. She was born in Norfolk (Virginia) on September 1, 1949, to the late Herbert Osborne and Emma Spratley of Surry County (Virginia). Emma graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and then worked for J.H. Miles & Company for 35 years from which she retired. She married the love of her life, Willie Elliott, Jr. in December of 1983 and their union lasted 38 wonderful years.    

Emma discovered that she was most happy when serving others. She was affectionately known as “The Candy Lady”. Emma loved to host various gatherings and cookouts for her community in which she was known to tirelessly serve with love and devotion. Her favorite hobbies were watching old television shows, newly released movies, and game shows such as Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, she also enjoyed cooking, and dancing with her husband. Emma was also quite fond of crossword puzzles that she would finish in record time.  

Emma was predeceased by her husband, Willie Elliott, Jr.; her son Bobby Lee Jones, Jr.; sister Carolyn Osborne; three brother-in-laws James Fennell William Staten, and Leroy Brooks. Her sister Bertha Fennell gained her wings on August 5, 2022. She leaves to cherish her memory, a daughter, April Jones-Walker (Melvin); a grandson, Donald Jones; three sisters, Edith Staten, Jestine Brooks, and Arlene Bond (Jeremiah); a brother, Michael Almond (Barbara); and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues, neighbors and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Viewing Tuesday, August 9, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, August 10, 2022 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Albert. G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Janice Elliott-Ingram says

    With deepest condolences from the Wes Elliott family

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    Renae Elliott says

    Our deepest condolences to the family. Pray that Jehovah will give you comfort peace and strength. From Your sister in law and Willie Jr. Siblings

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      Isaac and Betty Lawrence says

      So sorry for your lost . Ike and I remember peaches as she was well know for a long time and feel the pain of her lost. God bless you family. Love you all

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    Renae Elliott says

    Our deepest condolences to the family. Pray that Jehovah will give you comfort peace and strength. From Your sister in law and Willie Jr. Siblings 🙏🏾

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    Tammie Holmes says

    My Condolences and Prayers To The Family. May God give you Strength during your loss. Keep The Faith Family. Rest In Love Mz Peaches. Love The Neal Holmes Family. 🙏🏾💜 🕊

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    Cheryl Alexander says

    Jestine I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. My condolences to the family. Keeping you and the family in prayer. Cheryl

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    Elaine Fennell says

    Condolences and heartfelt sympathy to April Jones -Walker & Family on the loss of her Mother, Emma “Peaches” Elliott, to her Sisters (Edith, Jestine, and Arlene, & her Brother Michael),  the Grand Children, Nieces & Nephews, the Osborne family & friends.  “Weeping may endure for a night but Joy cometh in the morning”.  Peaches lived a full life and her work here on earth did not go unnoticed.  She loved people and was willing to share anything she had if someone else needed it.  She will be missed.  Take your rest dear friend.

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    Imani M X-Ortiz says

    Many years since we saw one another, but I have always loved you and your sisters. Rest in Peace Peaches. Cousin Imani (aka Diann)

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