Emma Louise Moore-Johnson was born July 2, 1957 to Irene Jackson and Joe Lewis Moore in Holly Grove, Arkansas. Emma confessed her life to Christ at an early age and became a member of First Baptist Church in Holly Grove, AR.
Emma attended the Holly Grove School Systems where she graduated with the Class of 1975. She continued her education at Philander Smith College in Little Rock where she studied Social Working. While attending Philander Smith College, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and also met her first love Willie Johnson Sr. Emma and Willie joined in holy matrimony on May 20, 1978. They were blessed with two children during this union.
Emma became an employee with the State of Arkansas History Commission where she worked for 33 years before retiring. She also held a part time position as a Sales Associate with JC Penny’s from which she retired after 15 years.
Emma will always be known as a sweet person with a beautiful spirit who was also a hard worker. She always wore a beautiful smile, and she had a voice that was very unique and laughter that she could not contain. She would find humor in almost any situation. She loved spending time with family and would always spend quality time with her mother.
Emma was preceded in death by her father, Joe Lewis Moore, her ex-husband, Willie Johnson Sr., her sister Carla Mae Flowers- Lee, her grandmother, Chanie Lee Jackson and a special nephew Roderick Williams.
She is survived by two sons; Willie Johnson Jr, of Little Rock, AR and Reggie Johnson of Sherwood, AR. two grandchildren; Lamarion Battles of Jacksonville, AR, and Reniyah Johnson of Sherwood, AR. Her mother, Irene Hampton of Holly Grove, AR, three brothers; Rickey Hampton of Little Rock, AR, Roosevelt Hampton Jr., of Alton, Illinois, and Gary Moore of Chicago, Illinois, two sisters; Carolyn Howard and Jo Evelyn Moore, both of Holly Grove, AR. A special friend Archie Ellis of Woodson, AR and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Emma will be Truly Missed!
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