George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

1544 South Highland, Jackson, TN


Emma Jean Sanford

28 juillet , 19313 juin , 2019

Emma Jean Sanford, age 87 of Jackson, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

Emma was born on July 28, 1931 in Huron, TN to the late William Edgar and Mary Esterlee Attaway Dodds. She was employed with Wal-Mart for nearly fifty years and was a beloved lady in the South Jackson store.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Dodds Betterman.

She is survived by her children, Wanda Rose (Kerry) of Surgoinsville, TN, Sandy Milne (Dan), Patricia Hampton (Bobby), Ronnie Sanford (Patricia), and Robert Sanford; eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.


  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones mercredi, 5 juin , 2019
  • The Funeral Service jeudi, 6 juin , 2019


Emma Jean Sanford


Lisa Morris

5 juin , 2019

I first met Ms Emma when I was the pharmacy manager at the Jackson South Walmart. She always had a smile on her face and everyone loved her. I came to know her even more when my husband started directing the Englewood Prime Timers several years ago. Ms Emma was a faithful member of the group and loved to go on as many trips as possible with us. It didn't matter where or how far she was always ready with a smile. She was a true treasure of a lady.

Michelle Taylor

4 juin , 2019

Well I knew Miss Emma 12 years she was such a sweet and good lady she loved her Walmart Family more than anyone can say we will miss her more than she will ever know Miss Emma Fly High love you always The Taylor Family and The Messer Family also love you always until we meet again RIP miss lady

Tempie Mears

4 juin , 2019

Emma was one Special Lady,she had a wonderful kind Heart and loved everyone and they loved her back.She had that Sweet smile and treated everyone the same.I will miss her and our Lunch dates,My Deepest sympathies to her Family and all the people that loved this great Lady.I love you Emma Rest in Peace,I will see you one Day.

Ron & Fill Cowell

4 juin , 2019

We never got to meet your Mama but from talking to you she was a wonderful lady. She sure enjoyed working for Walmart. She got to do what she loved. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Melissa Hogeland

4 juin , 2019

Ms. Emma was the most sweetest and loving person you have ever met. She would always pray for my family and me hers. She was friends with my daughter's great grandmother Maxine. I know they are in heaven having them a good ole time. Ms. Emma when she saw me would ask about my daddy and Pawpaw if she hasn't seen them in awhile. She was loved by everyone. She will be missed by everyone. Praying for y'all!

holly francis

4 juin , 2019

Ms. Emma, your sweet smile will be dearly missed. You got your wings and heaven got a wonderful door greeter. Rest in Peace my sweet, kind, loving friend.

Cheryl Cupples

4 juin , 2019

Ms.Emma was the sweetest lady. I looked forward seeing everytime I went into Walmart. She was always there with a bright smile. Fly high angel👼 your work on Earth is done.

Karole Gildea

4 juin , 2019

Miss Emma made my day when I worked with her at Wal-Mart. She embraced life with humor and enthusiasm.
Emma was a fine and gracious lady and I will remember her with affection always.
Rest in peace beautiful lady, you will be missed by so many who loved and admired you.
Deepest sympathies to her family and friends. May God embrace all with His comforting love.

Ann Baggett

4 juin , 2019

Sure a sweet and kind lady always had a smile on her face rest in peace Ms. Emma