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.
To send online condolences go to www.dovinreberjones.com.
Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral and Cremation Center
1110 Cooper Foster Park Road Amherst, OH 44001
Published in www.morningjournal.com on Jan. 13, 2014