Age: 84 Address: Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, North Carolina Date of Death: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Services
Details: Anna Vernell “Nell” Emerson, age 84, of Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. A native of Yadkin County, NC, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Elizabeth Cook Pendry. She was also preceded in death by sons: Dennis, Roy Lee and Charles Wayne Leonard; step-son, Benjamin Emerson, Jr.; 3 sisters and 4 brothers. Nell was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed country music, watching Joel Osteen and seeing her friends at Shear Perfection.
Surviving is her husband, Ben D. Emerson, Sr. of Eden, NC; daughter, Brenda Deyton and husband, Darryl, of Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville; step-children: Sandra Hudgins and husband, Frankie, of Blairs, VA, Brenda Byrd and husband, Dennis, of Danville, VA, Brandy Dickens Lee and husband, Tim, of Danville, VA and Ronnie Dickins and wife, Brooke, of Eden, NC; sisters: Annie Lou Lynch and husband, Lloyd, of Yadkinville, NC and Alma Jean Shore and husband, Jack, of Winston Salem, NC; grandson, Craig Thomas of Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville; granddaughter, Angela Leonard of Greensboro, NC, 5 great-grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8th in Lakeview Memorial Park in Greensboro.