MOTHER EMMA LEE PAUL, 82
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LAKELAND - Mrs. Emma L. Paul, formerly of Hastings, FL, and Amityville, N.Y., went home to be with the Lord, on Thursday 8/23/12 due to congestive heart failure, surrounded by her loving family. Emma lived in Lakeland with her daughter Francine P. Milton and husband, Rev. Charles since her illness three years ago.
She is also survived by children Rev. Isaiah Paul (Deborah), Alfreda Paul, Cathy Gantt (Willie), Sharon Lovett, Joyce Miller (Steve), Mark Paul and Kenneth Pleass. Additional survivors include 24 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren along with a large number of other relatives. Two husbands, three children, 1 grandchild and 4 great grandchildren, her parents and 11 siblings preceded her in death.
The family will receive friends on Friday August 31, 2012 from 5-8 pm at Oldham Funeral Home. Service will be held on Saturday September 1, 2012 , 11:00 am at First Baptist Institutional Church, 937 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Lakeland, Florida 33805.
Published in Ledger on Aug. 30, 2012