Sharon Elaine Emerson, 72, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Monday, April 21 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Leroy and Hazel Ferguson Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Charles Emerson; and a sister, Lillian Lansberry.
She was born in Oregon, Aug. 11, 1941, and grew up in Riggins, Idaho, and later moved to Cleveland in 1963.
She retired from Duracell with more than 32 years of service and was a member of the Cleveland Christian Church.
Survivors include her sons: Kevin Emerson and his wife, Lisa, Rodney Emerson and his wife, Pam, all of Cleveland; a nephew, Kenny Emerson of Cleveland; grandchildren: Brooke Emerson, Dustin Emerson, Mark Pugh, Jordan Furtney and Emily Pugh; one brother, Rocky Smith.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Wildwood Avenue Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Dewey Woody, Mike Woody, Jim Woody, Michael Biddy, Gene Gentry and Billy Pierce serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Sanders, Clyde Emerson and Sky Perry.
The family will receive friends Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
We encourage you to share your memories and or condolences with the family by going to http://www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.