Emily Frances (Arnold) Meyer
March 2, 1926 – September 30, 2019
On Wednesday, September 30, 2019, Emily A. Meyer, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, entered eternal life at the age of 93. Emily was born March 2, 1926 daughter of Mary Sue and Hugh Arnold of Oglethorpe County, GA. She attended college in LaGrange and then married Major Hubert. B Meyer (deceased). After raising her family Emily was employed with Camp Fire Girls in Atlanta for over 20 years where she made many special friends. Her beloved Canasta group of 8 enjoyed good food and fun times for 40+ years and remained endearing friends.
She was known for her quick wit, gracious spirit and her kind and compassionate heart. To quote her nephew Bobby, ‘she consistently made the world around her a better place’ and a friend and fellow work mate, Randy says, ‘She was a buoyant character that always brought vivid color to an otherwise black-and-white world’. With her strong Christian faith and generous nature she consistently wanted to help others and was accepting of all people. Emily was active in her Church and treasured her time with members. Fiercely independent she would rather give than receive help, ‘I’m fine’ was her typical response, but hugs and love were always welcome. She was regularly up for a game of Scrabble and nearly always won. Watching birds, enjoying a good meal, ‘kicking back’ with a scenic view and most of all being with family and friends made her happy. Emily was an inspiration on how to be a better person for the rest of us. She was a bright spot in the lives of many offering a smile, a laugh, a hug or a humorous tease. As the Matriarch of the family and the glue that has held us together for all those family Christmas parties, at one time filled with her wonderful cooking, her loving presence will be deeply missed.
Emily was preceded in death by her parents Mary Sue and Hugh Arnold, her husband, Major Hubert B. Meyer, brothers, Hugh (Ola) and Everett (Marie) and sister Mary (Willie D). She is survived by her daughter Pam and beloved by Barb, and her son Kip and beloved by Elizabeth, Step-daughter Judy (Andy), grandkids Jack, Eli, Christy (Danny), Candace (David), Dianna (Beau), great grandchildren, Skye (Eric), Haley (Ryan), Alex and Ryan, Justin, many beloved nieces and nephews and too many dear friends to name.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to United Way or The American Cancer Society or Avondale Pattillo Methodist Church.
Funeral Service will be held October 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m at Avondale Pattillo Methodist Church followed by a reception and then interment at Fairview Cemetery in Stockbridge, GA. Please visit horisawardfairviewchapel.com for information or to leave remberances.