Emma Dills

October 21, 1950December 29, 2017
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Trinity- Mrs. Emma Ferree Dills, 67, a resident of Trinity died December 29,2017 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Emma was born October 21, 1950 in Bad Hersfeld, Germany, the daughter of the late Milton Lee “Jack” Ferree and Marie Lotte Fischer. A resident of the area most of her life, Emma graduated from Allen Jay High School. Emma worked at Highland Yarn Mills until her retirement in 1995. She attended Landmark Baptist Church. “Momma Dills” as she was called served as team mom for several youth sports teams and treasurer of Archdale Trinity Little League Football. Her passion in life though was taking care of her grandchildren. On April 10, 1970 she married Jerry Frank Dills who survives of the home. She is also survived by her mother Marie Ferree of Trinity; son, Jerry Dills and wife Josie of Trinity and son Boomer Dills and wife Heather of Trinity; brothers, Randy Ferree and Michael Ferree; sisters, Ann Jones, Doris Ferree, Peggy Ferree and Jennifer Pendergrass; grandchildren Josh and girlfriend Allison, Michael, Griffin, Owen, Lawson and Ezabella along with several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, January 2 at Sechrest Funeral Service in Archdale. The Funeral will be held Wednesday, January 3 at Landmark Baptist Church at 2:00 PM with the burial to follow in the cemetery at the church. The family will also receive friends any other time at the home of Boomer Dills. Sechrest Funeral Service of Archdale is honored to serve the Dills family. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 3, 2018

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Scott snd Debbie Hanes

January 4, 2018

Scott and I were deeply saddened to learn of Emmas passing. She was one of the sweetest people we have ever known. Her radiant smile and bubbly personality could lift even the lowest of spirits. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days ahead. God has certainly gained an angel. She will be missed.

Robert Turner

January 2, 2018

Jerry,Boomer and familys,
we were sorry to hear about Emma, sending condolences to all of you and may God be with you all as you go thru the days ahead,

sorry we cannot be there but we have a death in the family in Walnut Cove at the same time

Rhonda Auman

January 2, 2018

Condolences and prayers for the families. So sorry for your loss.

David Jones

January 1, 2018

Aunt Emma you were the life of the party. You always knew how to brighten someone's day. You are going to be greatly missed. I Love You & Miss You. Until we meet again

Debbie & Ricky Grant

January 1, 2018

Emma is a great friend and always had time for all that need help she took time to help my dad they work together at highland mills. My dad would her him with any thing at work.

Sandra Jolly

January 1, 2018

Emma was kind hearted, friendly & enjoyed life. She will be missed.

Myra Dowdy

January 1, 2018

I met Emma when our boys played little league baseball together. Through the years of baseball I got to know her pretty well. She was a sweet and very supportive parent for her sons. I also found out what a wonderful grandmother she was when I had Josh and Michael in my first grade class. I know the hurt her family feels right now but she left a legacy that they can be very proud of. I am so sorry and you are in my prayers.

Nancy Meredith

January 1, 2018

Emma was one of the sweetest women I have ever known. Our sons played Little League Football together & she amazed me because she knew exactly what was happening on the field. Our boys grew up, married & had children of their own. I so looked forward to seeing her & talking to her while we sat in the car riders line at Trinity Elementary, waiting for our sweet grandchildren. Heaven gained an Angel because Sweet Emma earned her Wings.

Leslie Lomax

January 1, 2018

Emma was always so full of life and kind hearted. My thoughts & prayers are with your family.

Wendy Lockhart Harmon

January 1, 2018

Emma was the sweetest lady I know. I will never forget her back during our little league days. She was a go getter and jumped in there and helped where she was needed no questions asked. RIP sweet lady.