Minnie Greenwell Emmert, 90, 1248 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 7, 2013, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.
Minnie was a native of Butler and had been a resident of Elizabethton most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Alfred and Ruth Baird Greenwell.
Minnie was a graduate of Watauga Academy in Old Butler, which is now under Watauga Lake, and attended the former Elizabethton Business College. She was retired from ITT North Electric, Gray, and was formerly employed as the manager of the cafeteria at Happy Valley High School, in the office at Happy Valley Memorial Park, and as a secretary for Louis May, Attorney at Law, in Mountain City prior to his political career.
Minnie was a member of Big Springs Church of Christ, Gap Creek, and a former member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church, Butler.
She enjoyed reading her Bible, her flowers and gardens.
In addition to her parents, Minnie was preceded in death by her husband, James Buford “Slick” Emmert, in 1994; a son, James B. “Jimmy” Emmert Jr.; her sister and brother-in-law, Kate and Thomas Culver; and an infant grandson.
She is survived by four children, Dickie Emmert and wife Donna, Watauga, Greer Murphy and husband Bob, Johnson City, Jon Michael Emmert, of the home, and Tammy Miller and husband Michael, Elizabethton; eight grandchildren, Michelle Emmert, Wendy Irick and husband Brian, Jessica Ladlee and husband James, Audra Emmert, Shannon Emmert, Robin Tickle and husband Jeff, Julie Nave and husband Darrell, and Gabby Miller; seven great-grandchildren, Chelsea Peters, Hannah and Kaitlin Irick, Celie and Caleigh Ladlee, Maliah Jones and Jet Tickle; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the nursing staff of wing A at Ivy Hall Nursing Home for the outstanding, loving care given to Minnie during her stay.
The graveside funeral service for Mrs. Emmert was held Monday, June 10, at 11 a.m. in the Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Butler, with Rev Edwin Talley officiating. Pallbearers were selected from family and friends. Those who wish to make memorial contributions may do so to your favorite charity in Minnie’s name. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is serving the Emmert family.