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Eva Williams Jemison

Memphis, TN

Eva Williams Jemison, 93, had a peaceful homegoing September 9th. She was the fourth child of Jack and Ethel Williams of Waycross, Georgia. Eva graduated from Agnes Scott and joined her father's newspaper, the Waycross Journal Herald, as a society page writer. She moved to Memphis to teach at Miss Lee's School of Childhood, run by her Aunt Eva, on Peabody. Eva met and married Bill Jemison. They had three children and over 60 wonderful years of marriage. Eva loved the Lord Jesus, her family, and serving in a variety of organizations. Involvements included Les Passees, the Founding President of Parkdale Garden Club, President of The Fine Arts Club, Deacon and President of the Women of the Church at Lindenwood Christian, member of Second Presbyterian Church, an early member of the Emmaus Community, and being a Nationally Certified Flower Judge. She was famous for gifts and bouquets from her garden. Eva will be remembered best for her sweet and gracious demeanor and sparkling countenance, which led many to proclaim her "the Sweetheart of the Village at Germantown!"

Eva was predeceased by husband Bill and her siblings: Jack Williams (Margaret), Ruth Lines (Julian), Betty Mayo (Charlie), and in-laws, Frank Jemison, Dr. Jack Jemison (Jan), and Bob Thierman. She leaves behind her children: Lee McFarlane (Graham), Bill Jemison (Julie), and Gay Rhodes (Mike), and her dear sisters-in-law: Peggy Jemison Bodine and Joy Thierman Nichols (Sam). She had eight grandchildren: Joshua, Ben, and Sam McFarlane; Bill, David, and George Jemison; Michael Rhodes and Katie Davidson. Eva had twelve adorable great grandchildren, and fourteen amazing nieces and nephews.

Flowers were extremely important to Eva, but you may also send memorials to Second Presbyterian Church - World Missions, or Community Bible Church of Cutoff, Louisiana, pastored by Eva's son Bill.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 12, at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5668 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, September 13, also at Memorial Park Funeral Home. The interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Sept. 12, 2018
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