July 10, 1930 – January 8, 2019
Erma Chrisman of Round Rock, TX went to be with the Lord January 8, 2019.
She was born in Pulaski County, KY on July 10, 1930. Erma graduated High school 1949. She married Howard Lee Chrisman on April 23, 1951. They loved and laughed and did life together for over 50 years while raising three sons.
She worked in retail sales until retiring and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Provo, UT, Boone’s Creek Baptist Church in Lexington, KY and Anderson Mill Baptist Church in Austin, TX.
She had a passion for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her family and was famous for her cooking, especially her baking, by everyone that knew her.
She is survived by her three sons, Michael Lee Chrisman, Timothy Dale Chrisman, Daniel Joe Chrisman and daughter-in-law DeeDee Chrisman, all of Round Rock, TX. She is also survived by her granddaughter Ashlee Grace Chrisman, brother Dale Brock of Lexington, KY and sister Mary Wilson of Broken Arrow. OK.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband and sister Jean Brock.
A service celebrating her life will be held at 2:00 PM January 17, 2019 at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville, TX followed by a reception at Central Baptist Church in Round Rock, TX
- Visitation Thursday, January 17, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, January 17, 2019
- Graveside Service Thursday, January 17, 2019
January 16, 2019
I like to think of Erma as one of my grandmothers. She took me in as her grandson.
When I was a kid she would bake my brother and I a basket of her world famous chocolate chip cookies.
She was a great supporter of my first at the Dollar Tree. I would walk to her house after work and we would have lunch and chat. We would exchange retail stories. She would tell me all about her job at Grand Central. She also told me about Howard and people she took in to her home. This made me know she had unconditional love for everyone she met.
I would love her family get- togethers. She was the star in the night that brought everyone together.
One thing that resonates in my mind is, she told me her and Howard never went to bed angry. If they did, one would wake up in the middle of the night and apologize. These are words I will live by.
Erma, I am privileged to have had you as a grandma in my life. I love you and will cherish my memories with you always.
January 13, 2019
Although Erma was not my mother, she was a strong "Mother figure" in my life.
I could talk to her about anything! She was always a good listener and never judgmental. As I went through various events in my life, whether joyful or tearful, she was always there for me.
When I was in middle school, at Provo Baptist, I loved being in Erma's Sunday School class. She would always buy us little "girly" things . I remember getting nail polish and lip gloss.
As I got older, and Dee Dee married Dan, both she and Howard took Gerri and I in as part of their family.
She was also a grandma to my sons, DJ and Andrew,, who adored her.
I am thankful we were able to celebrate so many wonderful family events together. We could always count on Erma's coconut cream pie and carrot cake. (just a couple of her heavenly delights) I will treasure those memories.
I am honored to have known such a warm, thoughtful, kind woman of God.
A woman who walks with God, will ALWAYS reach her destination.
Erma, you have reached your final destination, Your beautiful heavenly home with Jesus!
Good bye, Erma, I love you. See you on the other side.
January 11, 2019
I feel like I lost another grandma. Erma made you feel welcome every time you came over to her home, you just got warm fuzzies being around her.
Our family moved to Utah in the early 70's and attended First Baptist Church in Provo, Utah. That is where we met the Chrisman family. They were one of the pillars of the church and both her and Howard taught Sunday school and evening Sunday night classes. I was fortunate to have been blessed to have had both as teachers. Erma was the one who brought snacks and goodies, If we memorized a Bible verse we received a prize. One time we all got 45 rpm records. Carolyn Warren, Susan Thompson and I got groovy records and as I recall Cindy Barny got Mungo Jerry's "In the Summer Time."
She took the youth group to Pipes and Pizza and she also opened her home to the kids for events and get togethers. Everyone loved Erma who was always there to greet you with a big hug. She was also a great cook, and I and our family were privileged to be seated at her table on numerous occasions.
I know now that she is reunited with her beloved Howard and our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Psalms 23:1-6 gives us great comfort and sooths the soul and calms our hearts and minds and gives us a peace one of Christ that surpasses all understanding. Thank you Lord for letting me get to know Erma Chrisman. Blessings to her family.