Stowers Funeral Home

401 West Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL


Reba Emerson Southerland

September 22, 1932July 1, 2019

Reba Emerson Southerland, 86, of Brandon, Florida entered into rest on July 1, 2019. Reba was born in Huntsville, Alabama to the late Milton and Emma Jane Emerson. She was a life master at bridge, loved spending her time tending to her plants, and liked art. She will be remembered as a wonderful wife and mother of five, as well as being very thrifty and loyal. Reba leaves behind her husband of 58 year, David L. Southerland; children, Timothy Southerland, Shawn Gordon, David J. Southerland, and Brad (Lori) Southerland; and grand-children, Heather, Patrick, Amber, Chase, Kayla, Joseph, Ashley and William. She now joins in Heaven her son, Danny Southerland. A graveside service will take place at 12pm on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Limona Cemetery.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019


Reba Emerson Southerland

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Barbara Creque spaulding

July 8, 2019

Reba is a first cousin on my daddy’s side of the family. My siblings and I being a little younger than she, she was often called to babysit us. Usually another cousin would come along. I remember Reba being funny and very talented. My Creque family, especially, my daddy, could sing and could play multiple musical instruments, and most of the family could sing. One song I remember Reba always singing was Danny Boy. She had a beautiful voice. I remember the cookouts after she married Dave. Over the years she stayed in touch with at least one member of the family. And later me, because I was working on our family tree. She was such a comfort to my SIL as she was fighting C, sending her notes of inspiration , showing her she could get through this. Reba was loved and will be missed. ❤️❤️ May God comfort you all. We love you.