Emma Lou Meadows

August 21, 1929August 27, 2013

Emma Lou Meadows, 84, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, and is in her heavenly home with Jesus her Lord and Savior. She was a part of the Christian Fellowship of the First Baptist Church of Cocoa for 59 years.

Emma Lou was born on August 21, 1929, at home in Delray Beach, FL, the daughter of Lonnie W. Cook and Emma Cook. After graduating from Delray High School in 1947, Emma Lou attended Florida State University and graduated in 1951. She briefly taught school in the public schools in Gainesville, FL and Patrick Air Force Base. Emma Lou and her husband, Dan, were married on July 27, 1951, and moved to Cocoa in 1953. They were the proud mom and dad to five loving children.

Emma Lou was preceded in death by her son, Daniel W. Meadows and her brother, Lonnie W. Cook, Jr.

Emma Lou is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Daniel N. Meadows; four children, Diane (Paul) Stewart, Steve Meadows, Mark Meadows and Marianne (Barry) Inman; three grandchildren, Jordan Stewart, John Stewart and Jared Inman; and great-granddaughter, Kristalyne Stewart.

A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Cocoa, 750 Brevard Avenue, on Saturday, August 31, 2013, with visitation at 11 am followed by a 12 pm memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the First Baptist Church of Cocoa, 750 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa, FL 32922 and Wuesthoff Hospice House, 661 Eyster Boulevard, Rockledge, FL 32955.

Arrangements are being handled by Wylie-Baxley Merritt Island Funeral Home.

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Kathy Marsh

October 31, 2013

I never got to say good bye, but I looked forward to every Friday when the salon would call the office to let Dan know Emma was ready, she always stopped by at the office and was always so happy. She will be missed dearly.

Phillip Brewer

September 6, 2013

Mark,Steve So sorry for your loss. I've always thought the world of your Mom and Dad. They don't make good southern folks like that anymore.

Laura Fenske Bowen

September 4, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Emma Lou's passing. She was one of the sweetest people I knew. Always a great neighbor. God bless all of you!

Robert & Bonnie Pippin

September 2, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mr. Meadows and your family at this time. Mrs. Meadows was a special lady and one of my teachers when I was in school. She will be missed.

Robert and Bonnie Pippin

Micah Forsberg (LaRoche)

September 1, 2013

Will always remember how sweet Emma Lou was since I was a little girl! My heart goes out to Mr. Meadows and his family!

August 31, 2013

I just heard about your loss. I know how you feel because I too lost my first wife in 2004. Take care and know that prayers are being said for you and your family. Sincerely, Bill Carmichael

August 31, 2013

I am sorry for your loss. I remember her well, always nice. Even the ginger bread house that she and Dan brought to us for christmas when we moved in to our house down the street in 1959. My condolences to the Meadows family.

Gordon Collier (Palm Bay, Fl)

David Day

August 30, 2013

We Mourn with tears of sadness at the passing of a beloved friend.
Imagine the Joy and Celebration with tears as she entered the Kingdom of our Father and the words WELCOME HOME SISTER, WELCOME HOME.

August 30, 2013

Dan, Mary and me are so sad to read of Emma Lou's passing. She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend and she will be missed. Even with sadness, there is some joy and consolation knowing that she has gone home to the Heavenly Father. You and the family will be in our prayers for the blessings of God to dwell with you and give you peace and comfort. Charles and Mary Holcomb

Mike and Cindy Mugge

August 30, 2013

Emma Lou was such a sweet and caring Christian lady. She will be deeply missed and forever remembered. We send our deepest sympathies to Dan and his family during this time.