BELMONT - Emily Lauren Upton, 20, daughter of Samantha Shaver and Daren Upton, was born on October 4th, 1992, and went to be an angel in God's loving presence on June 1, 2013.
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Emily was a remarkable young woman who had just completed her junior year at school for her Bachelors Degree of Science in Nursing at UNCC, all while maintaining straight As and a 4.0 GPA. Those who knew Emily would describe her as a beautiful, intelligent, caring and selfless young woman with an amazing sense of humor and an infectious smile. Emily was an exceptional student who had many goals and dreams she wished to accomplish. She had a particular passion for horses, and loved all different types of music. Emily had a heart of pure gold and the most beautiful personality, which inspired so many during her much too short time on this Earth.
She is survived by her mothe,r Samantha Shaver and fiancé Jeff Phillips of Belmont; her father, Daren Upton of Charlotte; her stepmother, Christy Kelly of Mount holly; her identical twin sister, Anna Upton and older sister Lindsay Osment who were her best friends and closest confi-dants; two younger brothers Devan and William Upton of Mount Holly as well as her brother in law Matthew Osment of Belmont; her grand-mothers, "Juniemother" June English of Belmont and Mary Upton of Belmont; her aunt, Karen Upton and uncles Joe Putnam, Mark Upton, Galen Upton and Rick Upton. Lastly she was a beloved Aunt to her niece and nephews Gracie, Matthew Jr. and Easton Osment and Noah Millard of Belmont.
A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Upton will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly with the Rev. Raymond Johns officiating.
Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Belmont.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolence messages may be left at www.woodlawnfuneral.org.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is serving the family.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
375 Woodlawn Avenue Mount Holly, NC 28120
Published in Gaston Gazette on June 4, 2013