Ralph "Aaron" Emanuel

February 12, 1952October 1, 2021
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LEXINGTON - Ralph “Aaron” Emanuel, 69, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 1st, 2021. Born in Columbia, SC, he was the son of Doris Jacobs Emanuel and the late Ralph C. Emanuel.

Aaron was a graduate of Eau Claire High School. He loved his Florida Gators and was an avid collector of nostalgia and the latest pop culture. Spending every Saturday at the Barnyard flea market, he made many friends along the way. Aaron loved to talk about anything and everything and never knew a stranger. He loved carpentry and working with his hands and could fix anything. He retired from Boyd Management Group, providing apartment maintenance.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kristy Emanuel; daughter, Angela Roosa (Curt); grandchildren, Lena and Joshua; sister, Diane Sallings (Bobby); niece, Kerry Wooten (Shawn); nephew, Shane Tager; great-niece, Kaylie Wooten; and great-nephew, Dawson Wooten.

He was predeceased by his father, maternal grandmother, Corinne Napier, and brother, Ronnie D. Emanuel.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. A reception with light refreshments will follow the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 16, 2021


  • Reception

    Saturday, October 16, 2021


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Sandy Emanuel

October 16, 2021

My dear Aaron, I cannot believe this day has come. It is very hurtful losing my friend and love. You are now with Lacy, Spanky, and Holly Belle. How wonderful that can be. I have a new addition Buddy! You are the kindest person and our lives went on different roads, but our thoughts for one another continued. Rest sweetie, you are with our Lord and Savior. Sandy

Janet Edmonds

October 16, 2021

My condolences and prayers to the family, May memories bring you comfort until you see him again in paradise. Luke 23:43

Diane Sallings

October 13, 2021

Words cannot express how I have been feeling since you went to be with the Lord..My heart is hurting but I know that you are not in any pain..You are so missed..We are not promised tomorrow,show the people in your life how much you Love them...Aaron's sister Diane

Ella Shumpert

October 10, 2021

Arron was a fine man I enjoyed his company and being with him he was on our bowling league was the first time I met him he touch my heart then his mother and sister are in my ceramic class they are a joy also I'm so sorry to hear the loss of Aaron you'll be missed by so many but never forgotten my sincere condolences ella

Erin Griese

October 10, 2021

Mr. Aaron was one of the kindest people I have ever met. He treated my daughter and me with so much compassion and always looked out for our well being as he helped fix so many things around the house. He was a hard worker and always did his very best to help us. My daughter loved seeing Mr Aaron and he always made her feel special. We were heartbroken to hear he passed away but are happy that he can be at peace. I am a better person for having known Mr Aaron.
Erin and Emmaline Griese

Mildred Newell

October 7, 2021

Sorry for you loss praying for you and your family Mildred Newell the lab at Stuck office my God keep you he will be miss.

Martii Jenkins

October 6, 2021

Sending prayers to Aaron’s family and friends. Aaron was a great guy with a love for many things. Like his dogs. He loved his dogs. He also loved plants. He had a green thumb and grew beautiful African violets and many other plants. He was fun to work with and was always there if you needed him. Heaven gained a good man and we lost one. RIP Aaron! Sore high and tell your dad and Ronnie hello for me.

Tina Warner

October 5, 2021

Many, many fond memories or Aaron. Very hard worker and very detailed. I remember my mother picking me up from work to go to lunch and Aaron walked down the stairs and said "Hey Peanut." I went to introduce them and Aaron said to my mom "You probably do not recognize me but I am Aaron." A flood of memories came from my mother and Aaron. They knew each other from childhood, and they called my mom, Peanut. Small world. First sad day was when our company was bought by another company and I decided to leave. It was hard to leave Good Friends behind. Second sad day was to hear that Aaron had fought many illness, but with this one he decided to go home. I know he is with Ronnie, his brother, and keeping him in line and out of trouble as he always did. Until I see you again, Aaron, You were someone to look up too. Tina Warner :)