Emmanuel "Emma" Rume

February 11, 1991September 3, 2019

Emmanuel Rume, known by many as “Emma”, was born on February 11, 1991 in Juba, South Sudan.

Emma was third born to Pressy Tadayo, and grandson to Longa Tadayo and Christina Kojo. He and his family were exiled in Uganda due to the endless war in South Sudan. He then migrated to the USA in 1999, at the age of 8, with his mother and siblings, for a better life. He graduated from North Kansas City High School in 2009. He was talented and a very smart young man. Emma was a very loving brother, son, father and friend. He had many hopes and dreams but overall his proudest moment was becoming a father to his beautiful daughter princess Ellah. Many remember Emma as a very goofy and playful person. He was always leaving everyone standing with a smile. Emma was the type of person you could always count on when you needed anything. He was the protector of his family and he put his family above anything. He was very kind and loved everyone around him. He enjoyed making people laugh.

Unfortunately, Emma's time on Earth was cut short on September 3, 2019 before reaching his full potential. He leaves behind his mom, Pressy; his daughter, Ellah; his brother, Moses; his two sisters, Rose and Patricia; and the mother of his daughter, Nahimana; along with family members and friends who loved him dearly.

Emma! Family and friends will remember your beautiful spirit during your short time on Earth. Please pray for his soul, the bereaved family and friends world-wide. RIP Emmanuel Rume.


  • Adil Sinada
  • Amuda Liobe
  • Pendo Duku
  • Simon Eriga


  • Visitation Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2019


Emmanuel "Emma" Rume

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