Emily Pentecost (1941 - 2018)

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Emily Ann Meroney Pentecost CHARLOTTE - Emily Ann Meroney Pentecost, of Charlotte, born in New Orleans, May 13, 1941, passed from this world on February 24, 2018. She was daughter of the late Ida Belle Roberts and Charles Thornton Meroney and is survived by her twin sister Mary Jane Taylor, husband Prentiss, sons Kevin (Shelly) and Jason (Michelle), grandkids Jake and Emily. She grew up in Birmingham and Pensacola then earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Montevallo. She met her soon-to-be husband and love of her life, Prentiss, in Atlanta. They were engaged within 3 months and married 6 months later. They settled in Charlotte to raise a family and were married 54 years. She raised two boys with unwavering support, uncompromising compassion, and unconditional love. Emily worked at a local attorney's office for 30 years. She served as a proud and valued member of their team as they grew from 2 to 100 attorneys. In her spare time, she was a nationally recognized and highly accomplished Scouting leader. Starting her own Cub Scout pack and later earning the prestigious Silver Beaver award and District Award of Merit. She volunteered as staff for multiple National Camping Schools and National Jamborees. Through scouting, she enhanced the lives of many children and peers. She was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church for over 40 years. She enjoyed singing in the choir and managing the children's Backpack Ministry program. She loved Christmas cantatas, playing games, or any time where family and friends gathered in celebration. She enjoyed playing piano and listening to loud music... as evidenced by her frequent car speaker repairs. She loved going on adventures with her friends and always enjoyed a new joke. She was known for her vivacious take on life and sense of humor. Emily's southern charm and wit gave much joy to those who knew her. Her quick and bright smile, upbeat demeanor, and candid attitude will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Vine United Methodist Church/The Backpack Ministry, the Cub Scouts, or Hospice of Charlotte. A Memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 7th, at The Vine United Methodist Church at 1 pm.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Mar. 2, 2018