Emma Lillian Mallory

April 22, 1928March 13, 2019

Emma Lillian Mallory, age 90, of Bloomington, died Wednesday evening (03/13/2019) at I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospital. Born April 22, 1928 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Edward and Thelma (Clay) Butcher. She was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl McCrocklin, of Bloomington, granddaughter, Regina “Gina” Forrest, of Bloomington; two grandsons, Jaydon Forrest and Tynen Forrest and one sister, Donna Moore, of Bedford, Indiana. Emma was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Butcher and Thelma (Clay) Butcher Pfaff, first husband, Jesse McCrocklin, second husband, Rev. George Mallory, two brothers, Dallas Pfaff and Ervin Pfaff and two sisters, Patricia Lucas and Joy Pfaff. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 a.m. at the Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Bruce Rose officiating. Friends may gather from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. The family suggests to friends who wish that memorial contributions be given to the Second Baptist Church.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 16, 2019

Emma Lillian Mallory

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Anita Foster

March 17, 2019

And Emma I will love you forever you took us off the streets when we were little and we all lived in a house full of women and it was the best childhood once we got in that house that was given to us by you and Gram. I remember in times when I was feeling so bad that you took me in your arms and let me know that I was finally safe from all the things that had been going on around me. I couldn’t be there for you Aunt Emma at your funeral because of a car accident but that doesn’t mean that my heart was not there because it was. I know that you are with Mommie and Gram now And I would’ve loved to seeing you with your crown of glory I know I’m going to see you one day because you instill the values of having God in Jesus Christ in my life I will cherish sitting beside you in that church where you and Gram sat I remember going with you and her to the church to clean it every week when Rev. Butler was there. I will cherish all of my memories of you including the ones where you smack me a couple of times in church you were so independent and I know why that’s just who you were you were our disciplinarian and we needed that in our lives Thank you for coming to my home sometimes on the holidays and eating dinner with us and always saying the prayer both you and Samira . The children all loved you I remember when you taught Sunday school and I remember going to church camp when I was growing up and I couldn’t get by with anything because you wouldn’t let me I remember trying to run up the apple trees in our backyard because I knew I was going to
get a spanking and always thought if I stayed away from you for a while that you wouldnt spank me as bad but you always did and I deserved every one. You were so beautiful and you saved us Aunt Emma from a living hell and I am so grateful that you did. Today I cry but only because I will miss you . I will see you one day I know you have heard “Well done my faithful servent ” I love you forever Auntie Em.

Caryl Lillian (Drake) Gibson

March 15, 2019

Memories of unconditional love! From walking to town, walking to church. You being unselfish and sharing your life with us girls, giving us food, clothing and shelter all while you were walking with the hand of God! You sacrificed a lot for so many of us! You had no second thoughts, no regrets, not one complaint! From childhood memories of staying with you and Uncle Russell in New Albany- Myself and Michelle, we were so blessed to have no worries- just love, just the greatness of knowing what a part of being child was supposed to be like! Learning about God! For all the fun times as an adult with holiday memories, laughs, love, warmth. For the tears we even shared ! Auntie we had a beautiful journey! Rest in Heaven my Auntie Emma Lillian Mallory. Absent from the body = Present with the Lord! May you Rest In Peace with with our loved ones! God is good!!!

Isha Schmackers (Drake)

March 15, 2019

Aunt Emma, my first memory of Jesus is because of you. You took me to church, to vacation Bible school at Second Baptist and I will forever be thankful that your deep faith brought Him to me. You knew who you were in Him and in this world and not many people can truly be who they are every day no matter what. I thought you’d live forever, but truly who would want that. You see our savior’s face today and for that we must rejoice. I will miss you and love you always.


March 15, 2019

Forever you will be in our hearts as we journey through the rest of this life knowing you are there with Mom, Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Ervin, Aunt Patty, Aunt Mary Alice, Scotty, Perry Lee, Uncle Dallas and so many others. I have no doubt that Mom was standing right there with her arms outstretched to hug you and take you home to rest with her and everyone else now that your journey here on earth is through. Just like Mom, you are now another Angel to watch over us as we venture to undertake the rest of our journeys in this life. Though the years took us far apart from each other, you always found a way to write to us or to keep us close to you and to call us whenever you came to visit Aunt Donna. No sadness or sorrow only happy memories of the smile upon your face, the warmth of your loving embrace and the lasting love you shared with everyone. Thank you for being there for all of us and for loving us and caring when things were hard for Mom. We love you now and always, Ginny Gene and Taylor

June Drake

March 14, 2019

Thank you Aunt Emma for loving me and taking care of me and my sisters when we were young and Mom was working. Thank you for all the wonderful memories you've given me. I'm at peace knowing your not in anymore pain and you have joined Uncle Russell. Your forever in my heart. I love you so much. I'm proud your my Aunt Emma. We will meet again and I will hug you.