Emma P. Waters

October 2, 1933February 4, 2020

Emma Patricia Waters, 86, of Lexington, SC, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. She was born to Mellie Smith and Jessie Walton Burt on October 2, 1933 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in May, 1956 where she received a BA in Education and went on to marry the love of her life, Herbert (Hub) Holmes Waters. They remained happily married for 58 years until his death.

She is survived by her brother, J.W. Burt Jr. (Dottie); step sisters, Anne Cloy and Patsy Bostic; daughters, Shelly W. Pleu (William) and Lisa W. Sloan. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great grands, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Herbert H. Waters and son, Kelly Louis Waters. She held a special place in her heart for her caregivers, Patty Compton and Kathy Roland.

She was proud of her family and led by example. She always stressed the importance of God, family and country, as well as the value of civility and good manners. She was a true southern belle.


  • Funeral Service Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Visitation to follow service Friday, February 7, 2020


Emma P. Waters

have a memory or condolence to add?

Dianna Malta

February 6, 2020

What a wonderful example of love, style and grace! Thinking of Miss Emma P’s daughters and extended family during this time of grief. I’m glad I got to meet her after working with her daughter Shelly for so many years.

Frankie Smith

February 6, 2020

Love and Prayers from Buster and Frankie Smith, from Gloster, Mississippi. We have always loved Pat.