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Emma N  Liles
A quiet, gracious lady, simply known as Aunt Emma, went to be with the Lord as she entered into eternal rest and departed this life while in her home on July 27, 2022. No more pain will be endured and no suffering will exist again, as her two Angels carry her away on the last train to glory as she embarks on the journey above. "There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery." Gone from our sight, but never far from our thoughts, your mark on our lives will be forever etched in our hearts. Eternally grateful for the time spent with each of us as our prayers are permanently with you. We just hope you feel surrounded by our love as we celebrate your life. You will encounter many individuals in your lifetime, but only a select few will make a lasting impression that impacts our hearts and minds like this great woman has. We are all thankful, and what an honor it truly has been for each and every person that has known you.

Emma Nell Liles was born on March 8, 1942 in Honey Island, TX to Lizzie and Jess Liles as the youngest of eight children. She had 2 older brothers and 5 older sisters that she loved and adored. She was big on family which she valued till the end. She was born during a time when the world was at war which could very well explain her fiestiness. Nervous energy full of spunk is what she called it. I knew it as sassy. She was tough and independent, full of spirit when you would not expect her to be. She was fiery, active, bold, energetic, and lively to say the least. She went on to follow a career in finance and banking where she gave financial advice to clients regarding matters related to investments, savings, and loans. Her knowledge and advice helped customers solve their financial problems while increasing the institutions profits. These tools helped her as she climbed the cooperate ladder by landing the status of Vice President for Allied Bank as she oversaw foreign exchange. Wells Fargo eventually bought out Allied, Emma maintained the same position with this organization until officially retiring. She had many passions in life, but none were greater than her love for travel. She loved history and customs as she traveled through her wonderful life, seeking out culture and the ways of the locals. She had a need for knowledge that was fed to her through the novels she read, and never forget, those puzzle books are always close by to keep that mind sharp. She loved being outside in her flower garden, the smiles that appeared when the flowers bloom will be hard to replace. Those were her joys in life, very simple ones because each had huge meaning and meant so much. Just like when time would stop for a minute, when the Houston Astros came on. Bringing joy to those eyes with stories of her Daddy being a lefty to conversation while growing up back home. Her other love was her Bunco group, she loved all of you ladies with all of her precious heart. The games must carry on, as you must fill her spot. Just hold her dear and keep her in your thoughts. She enjoyed current events because as a daily routine, the 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10 o'clock news would always be up on the television screen. Seriously, the 5 o'clock news is still recorded daily and it's not being recorded as a series. She became very active within her church community. She loved United City Church. She found success not only in her consistent effort, but by standing on the shoulders of those she respected. Her church community was like family to her, and she maintained many close relationships throughout the years. She loved all her friends and all her great neighbors that she met throughout the years. Emma Liles considered herself a local girl, I'm sorry, lady. A local lady who loved her surrounding community, who constantly gave back, paid it forward, and hired strictly within. She believed in supporting your local businesses when a job needed to get done for her, putting it right back into that community to support small business owners. She was spoiled and loved because she loved to spoil. Aunt Emma had no children of her own, I guess she's still waiting for Tom Selleck to show up. She naturally became mother to all by treating all of her nieces and nephews like daughters and sons. She was a special Aunt to all the children and will always be a significant part of their lives with each one having their own unique relationship with her. She was adored by all of them, and will be greatly missed with her presence as they all continue on their path. She would often share life lessons on treating others with respect, creating moments of fun, and providing encouragement for bravery and trying new things. Aunt Emma was a beautiful example of a strong, independent, passionate woman. Self-driven. No discussion would be complete without mentioning her unselfishness and kindness towards others in need. Her generosity is unmeasurable, too much to fill this room, as these walls cannot burden the weight in terms of giving back. The examples of her lending support to others during times needed are numerous and abundant. Always giving with no expectations in return, never turning her back on anyone. She would always lend a hand in a time of need, she would aid most of the time before even asking.

She was a woman of character, no doubt about that, always full of integrity, courage, wisdom, support, honesty, grit, determination, empathy, sympathy, and genuine generosity. Aunt Emma had to experience a constant decline in the quality of her life. The list of ailments were long and the medications became longer. The last 2 years took a lot out of this sassy lady. She experienced a fractured hip, multiple trips to the hospitals, several bouts with pneumonia, and followed up with endless doctor visits. She never cared for the doctor visits, but she sure did perk up when the boys in red appeared with the lights flashing in the night sky. It's very odd watching your precious Aunt flirt with firemen, rescue, and EMT's. Do your thing girl, I'll turn my head if you please. Hospital stays, those dreaded visits to the doctor, constant adjustments with medications, and a strict diet were implemented to which all were thrown to the curb. If you know Aunt Emma then you already know that diet is out the door. Diabetes or not, she wanted her sweets. She loved that blue bell and her coffee a certain way. Rightfully so, she earned it. Those constant bouts with fluid build up that led to pneumonia plagued her as well as getting to live with the COVID nightmare. 9 days in the hospital where she should have died 6 times from the calls that were received. The doctor's were told unacceptable and to relay a simple message to her, do not die in that funky hospital. She made it home after experiencing 4 blood clots that all reached her lungs. This beast of a woman somehow pulled through while being un-vaccinated. Heads were left scratching on that one. Even Dr. Fauci was left confused. Didn't make sense but she beat the odds. She returned home to fight her way back once again over the next several months. She faded away a few times but dug deep and found the fortitude to battle back as she constantly blurted out, "I'll show them." She wanted to prove her doctor's wrong because she was told that this was the end. The doctor's, just like the world she was born into, never understood her tenacious desire to live. This fiesty, little red head got through it all like a champion, but in the end, her poor, little heart could not keep up. Her diabetes was taking her ability to walk, kidneys were already shutting down at stage 5, and all her other ailments were too far advanced. She was trying to do it on her own, relentless and maintaining the will to never give up. What a battle she endured, COVID never stood a chance.

Aunt Emma is a fine example for other's to follow, I hope that everyone she has touched is able to live their life in the manner that she lived hers. Emma Liles wanted to defend and preserve the person she requested to be remembered as. That was the Emma at the top of her potential. She thanks each and everyone of you for that memory of her and for understanding how hard she worked to maintain that image. I pray that, inside, she was mining those magnificent recollections because at the end of the day that is all you have worth in value. The best of this great woman may yet to be seen. Our beliefs and sublime images of her memory will not be broken-hearted obstacles that gradually grow faint, but rather acknowledge and recognize how her qualities affect the way we enteract with the people in our lives. We will all face tough tomorrow's that will be broken and uneven, but hopefully, she was able to show you how those days ahead can be managed with grace. She was a loving woman whose circle only grow larger, never smaller. Once you were part of her family, you were always family. A long life, well lived, but still too soon. Emma Liles will be mourned and missed by her extended family, friends, colleagues, and peers. She makes her way home. She will be laid to rest next to her 2 loving sisters. They have got her the rest of the way. May she rest in peace and beyond on the wings of eternity as her memory will forever be honored and cherished. You made your mark.

Your loving family and friends

Emma Liles is survived by her Sister Nida Bush, Nephew Robert Bush, Nephew Louis Ed, Brother in law Joe Thompson, Nephew Stanley Thompson, Nephew Mark Thompson, Niece Melissa Thompson, Nephew Mitchel Murphy, Nephew Patrick Murphy, Nephew Bubba Tarver, along with countless more nieces and nephews, friends, and extended family members.

Please join us at Rosewood Funeral Home in Humble as we honor Emma Liles on Aug 9, 2022 for her viewing. 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. for family, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. for general public. Everyone is family so come early or come late. Aug 10, 2022 will be the funeral services. Service begins at 10 a.m. and will be ministered by David Humphrey. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. A reception at United City Church is being organized, more details will be passed on Sunday once confirmed with the Church.

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