Emma Jo Pitts Ringener, 86, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in an Abilene hospital. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.|
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 30, 1928, in Paris, Texas and married John Thomas Pitts May 21, 1955, in Paris, Texas. He preceded her in death Sept. 14, 1996. She then married J. C. Ringener Jan. 8, 2000, and he preceded her in death Aug. 14, 2007.
Emma came to Big Spring in 1956 and worked as a beautician for a number of years. She also owned and operated the Jumbo Cafe for many years.
Survivors include two daughters, Delores Perkins and husband, Earnest of Fort Stockton and Tina Gray and husband, Troy of Abilene; one sister, Louise Hyden of Big Spring; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Ranson and Ola Avis Anderson; one brother, Jerry Anderson; one granddaughter; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com
Published in Big Spring Herald on Feb. 18, 2015