OBITUARY

Ms. Emma Jo Spivey

April 15, 1942September 4, 2020

Ms. Emma Jo Epperson Spivey, 78, of Easley, went home to heaven on Friday, September 4, 2020. Born on April 15, 1942, in Sylacauga, AL, she was the daughter of the late Dwight Epperson and Kathryn Drake Epperson. Emma Jo retired from the Greenville County Commission of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She was a wonderful seamstress and enjoyed being a homemaker. Her greatest love and pastime was to be with her family.

Surviving are her three children Wade Spivey (Vickie) of Shelbyville, TN, Kathy Cartee (Benny) of Easley and Steven Spivey (Janet) of Pickens. One sister, Trudie "Bobbie" Oliver; two brothers, Bo Epperson (Shirley) and Jimmy Epperson (Susan). Her treasures, six grandchildren, Bo Spivey, Ben Spivey, Nicole Chapman, Courtney Clemmons, Kincayde Spivey, and Kerrigan Spivey and four great-grandchildren, Lucas Spivey, Jake Spivey, Nolan Chapman and Lincoln Chapman, ,and one great granddaughter on the way, Emma Katherine Spivey. Emma Jo was also preceded in death by her sister, Lynn Pearson.

The family will receive friends Monday, September 7, 2020, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Dillard Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 11:15 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Ste 800, Miami, FL 33131 or Shriner's Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 7, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, September 7, 2020

Memories

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Kathy Cartee

September 8, 2020

Laura Howard

September 8, 2020

My dear Kathy, Wade and Steven, so sorry to learn of Emma's passing, but what sweet memories of earlier days we shared with each other. The fun our families shared over dinners, sandwiches and snacks as Emma called them, your grandparents were the greatest fun and Emma's dad was so funny when he thought I put a spell on his garden. What happen to the time and the lost connection we all shared, our love and prayers to each of you , please know you are in our thoughts. Don and Laura Howard

Lindsey Spivey

September 6, 2020

Courtney Clemmons

September 6, 2020

Pat (Hood) Hodge

September 6, 2020

Bobbie, I can still see Edo in my mind as a small bundle of energy with a quick response. For such a tiny presence, she looms large in my memory. I hope her release from the bonds and limitations of her earthly illness provides you and your family some peace in the coming weeks and months. My heart goes out to you. May God’s grace comfort you. Fondly, Pat

Nicole Chapman

September 5, 2020

Ben Spivey

September 5, 2020

Emma Spivey

September 5, 2020

Jason Sloan

September 5, 2020

Emma loved it when we would tell her that her daughter Kathy would call and ask how she is doing while she was at the nursing home. She would just make a big smile. Emma also loved when she got to talk to her granddaughter Nicole by video phone. She loved reading magazines. Emma's family truly loved her and always will.

Benny Cartee

September 5, 2020

Memaws Christmas Danish cookies from Sams Club

FROM THE FAMILY

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