NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Emsee (nee Southerns) Browning, 90, of North Ridgeville and formerly of Amherst, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014, at North Ridge Health Center in North Ridgeville, following a lengthy illness.
Born September 17, 1923, in Ethel, West Virginia, she had lived in Lakewood, Sheffield and Amherst before moving to North Ridgeville.
Emsee was a member of Believers Spoken Word Tabernacle in Sheffield, and enjoyed her flower garden.
Surviving are her sons, James of Lorain and Bob of Avon; daughters, Patricia Gillis of Lakewood, Linda Cavillo of Cleveland and Kimberly Sanchez of Lakewood; 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Lorainne White of Blair, West Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie in 1974; sons, Charles Ray and Jerry Ray; parents, Edward and Elva (neeVance) Southerns; brothers, Clyde, Russell and Ermal; and sisters, Beatrice Alridge and Madge Burgess.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral and Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst, where funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. Her grandsons, pastors Jerry L. Browning and Samual R. Browning will officiate. Burial will follow at Lakewood Cemetery in Rocky River.
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