Celebrating the life of Emma J Parker
Sunrise 3/3/1936- Sunset 4/2/23
Emma passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born to the union of Hoover and Isabell Cheers in Bolivar, TN. Emma relocated to South Bend IN at an early age and professed her life to Christ as she continued to instill the importance of Christ in her children's lives.
Emma attended Central HS and later in life while raising her children realized her passion to care for others. Emma graduated from Ivy Tech Nursing School as an LPN. Her passion for caring for others led her to utilize her skills for over 40 years until she took ill. Emma was proud of the relationships she had with staff and patients she built over the years.
Emma always felt family was first, doting on her children and four generations of children. Emma also loved spending time with her siblings. She especially enjoyed her sister's trips traveling around the world, for 25 years. Her favorite past time was playing cards, gaming, and listening to music or just spreading knowledge to her family and others.
Preceding Emma in death are her parents Hoover and Isabell Cheers; Aunt Idabell Hobson; Brother Edward Page El; Sister Sharon Copeland and Longtime companion of 30 years Ernest Chapman.
Emma leaves to cherish her memory: Siblings, Paulette (Arthur) Lane of Chicago IL, Dennis (Gwen) Copeland of South Bend, IN, Ruth (Manoah) Burns of Battle Creek MI. Eight children, LaVerna Dungey of Chicago IL, Andre (Annie) Hobson of Country Club Hills, IL, Mona Parker of Indianapolis, IN, Sherlette (Carl) Adams, Pamela Shabazz, Bonita Selmon, Idabell Bynum and Isabell Parker all South Bend, IN. Emma has 15 grandkids, 27 great grandkids and 16 great- great grandkids along with a host of nieces. nephews and friends.
The family would like to express their deepest thanks to the loving caregivers, Traditions Hospice, Heart At Home, sister Paulette for fulfilling her wishes and daughter Isabell for her long term care.