Emma Walker
Mynatt Funeral Home Inc Fountain City Chapel
2829 Rennoc Rd
Knoxville, TN
Emma Walker

Knoxville, TN

Emma Jane Walker, age 16, of Knoxville, went to be with Lord November 21, 2016. She was a junior at Central High School, a member of the cheerleading squad, HOSA, BETA Club, and Young Life. Emma was a beautiful person with a caring soul. Loving and kind to everyone.

Emma was preceded in death by grandfather, Jim Kading; her great-grandparents, and most recently her great-grandmother, Georgia Clonelle "Nana" Jones. Survivors include parents, Mark and Jill Walker; brother, Evan Walker; grandparents, Jane Kading and Mark Armstrong, Ronald and Judy Hill, and Bob and Debbie Walker; great-grandmothers, Betty Kading and Dorothy Evans; aunts, Angie Hill and fiancé Randy Ferguson, Jenny Weldon and husband Michael, and Jodi Kading; cousins, Grey and Georgia Weldon.

Pallbearers will be Evan Walker, Nathan Stamps, Bass Cooper, Nate Jones, Seth Armstrong, Zack Ellis, and Zack Greene. Jackie Raley and the CHS Cheer Team will be serving as Honorary Pallbearers. The family will receive friends 12:00-3:00 p.m., Saturday at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Young Williams Animal Shelter or to the Emma Walker Memorial Fund at Regions Bank by going to youcaring.com. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Josh Beeler officiating. Family and friends will then proceed to Hill Cemetery for interment following the service. Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel is honored to be in charge of arrangements for the Walker Family. www.mynattfh.com.

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Published by Knoxville News Sentinel from Nov. 24 to Nov. 26, 2016.
Calling hours
12:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
Central Baptist Church of Fountain City
, TN
Funeral service
Central Baptist Church of Fountain City
, TN
Hill Cemetery
, TN
Funeral services provided by:
Mynatt Funeral Home Inc Fountain City Chapel
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In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Joan schmidt
April 22, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Daniel martin
February 26, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Emma was the best friend i could ever ask for i miss her so much Rip she was a good cheerleader and she was pretty and nice and i went to her games.
Tori stanford
February 19, 2021
Rip will. Be. Miss. Your. Mother and. Father. And. Your. Friends. Miss. You. And love you
Alex Williams
January 31, 2021
Dear Walker family,

I am so sorry about what happened to your daughter. I can't possiblely imagine what your family has been going through. I am very certain that the almighty God will be taking good care of her and that she is in a better place.
Samanta Francis
December 11, 2020
Dear Walker Family,

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I’m so sorry about what happened to your daughter. She sounded like an amazing person. She’s in my prayers I’m so so sorry. Just know she’s in a better place now and still loves you all so much
November 29, 2020
Prayers for your family! I saw your story last year just saw it again and looked into it!. You were a very bright girl! Fly high Emma!
November 28, 2020
Jill and mark
My condolences to both of you and your family and friends and Emma’s friends.
I am watching dateline about Emma. I am so sorry for your loss.
Jennifer, marcus and our son Geoffrey 16 ( he is autistic born nov 22,2003).

Jennifer Schrader
October 26, 2020
To Emma parents Jill and mark
My condolences to you and your family and friends. I am watching the tv show dateline out Emma. I am so very sorry our prayers
Jennifer,marcus and Geoffrey 16 years old (he is autistic) lincoln Nebraska
Jennifer Schrader
October 26, 2020
I miss u Emma I love your youtube video's you are such a beautiful girl rest in peace I love you.
Brooklyn Pippin
October 10, 2020
Sweet Emma,
I just saw what happened to you on YouTube. I can tell just by looking at you that you were a light in this world, I am so sorry your life was taken from you, I pray your in the kingdom of heaven, all my love to you
September 11, 2020
i will always remember Emma Walker.
Lilly Cepeda
November 18, 2019
Rest In Peace beautiful girl.
November 8, 2019
Rocko Juliani
October 17, 2019
Lilly Cepeda
October 16, 2019
Lilly Cepeda
October 3, 2019
Lilly Cepeda
October 3, 2019
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
August 30, 2019
Just watched something on tv of Emma , what a beautiful young lady sorry for ur loss , sending prayers and my condolences to the whole family .
Felicia Colon
August 23, 2019
My heart is broken after hearing this story. My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of this beautiful young lady. She is in the hands of the Lord now.

Dan Wesolick, Atascocita, Texas
August 23, 2019
I just learned from a video on YouTube about Emma's death. Sending my condolences
Faith Lovkins
July 30, 2019
Just watched this horrible tragic story. Im so sorry for your loss. My love and prayers to Emmas family and friends. I didn't know Emma, but know she watches over her family everyday. In loving memory....
May 23, 2019
Let this tragedy not define Emmas life. I saw Dateline and a most beautiful and vibrant young lady. May her story be an example to others. Prayers are with you.
Gayla B
May 13, 2019
May your BEAUTIFUL smile look over all of us forever love always!
Anna Beltikova
April 26, 2019
Hi Emma, I didn't know you but I just listened to your episode on Sword and Scale.. fly high angel prayers to you and your loved ones.
April 24, 2019
Hi Emma. i don't know you but i watched your story and i was so heartbroken and wanted to cry.
R.I.P Emma
April 23, 2019
I didn't know Emma but I watched her story on tv and it breaks my heart I'm 16 and I'm a cheerleader I'm so sorry for your loss my god always be with you and bless your family for all eternity. ❤❤
April 22, 2019
Emma I dont know you but I wanna say fly high bb I just say her story and I want to cry we love you Emma!
Mariame Diagana
April 7, 2019
I did not know Emma, just watched her story. I can never give words that will comfort the family enough. Emma is now flying with the angels, and praising our Lord. You will see her again, and all of this pain and agony will disappear. Prayers will continue!
Sandra Arnold
March 6, 2019
R.I.P Emma. God took you away so you could live in paradise where you belong.
December 25, 2018
it's horrible that such a thing can happen to an innocent and kind person. rest in peace
December 15, 2018
God bless you all
November 22, 2018
Saw the story on the news. I might not have known her but its sad to hear and ill keep all of you in my prayers.
Nick Okroy
November 16, 2018
fly high beautiful !! prayers for the family❤
ragen makenzie
October 15, 2018
you didnt deserve this darling. rip
maddie a
October 9, 2018
Rest in peace
Brittany Lorenzo
October 1, 2018
Very sorry for your loss I like the passion and love you had for em, you seceded as parents and shes very proud of you!.
Brian Cox
September 30, 2018
Just saw this story on 20 20. Heart is broken for you .
Jennifer Vargo
September 26, 2018
I just saw your daughter's story on 20/20 and it broke my heart. You're all in my thoughts. May her beautiful smile sparkle forever.
Allison O'Dell
September 24, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. RIP beautiful Emma.
September 23, 2018
Just watched your beautiful daughter's tragic story on 20/20. I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you through your tragic loss.
Kathy Jones
September 16, 2018
So very sorry for the loss of your precious Daughter Emmagod bless you & allyour family & Friends RIP Emma walker you are Beautiful
Erica Bagent
September 14, 2018
I am going to greashem and they have a glass thing out and has a thing in memory of Emma Jane Walker
Mary Ingram
August 17, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. R. I. P Emma
Vinny Becker
July 17, 2018
. What a beautiful sweet young lady Emma came to be ! May god hold you and your family in the palm of his hands . RIP Emma .
Julie K
July 16, 2018
I know we never met but my hearts and prayers go out to youre family. You seem like a terrific girl and are gorgeous! I requested to follow you on Instagram and i know you cant accept it but I hope one day I will meet you up in heaven someday. Heaven has gained another angel. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived Emma.
Tyler Keske
May 31, 2018
Graduation will not be the same without you. Though there will be an empty seat where you would and should be sitting. Love and miss you, Em.
Cecelia Culbertson
May 12, 2018
I pray for the healing of those survivors that are left behind with grieving. From all ends of our planet we all have heard of what happened, hurt with you and are reaching out with our love.
katie kelso
May 8, 2018
emma, your not forgotten, when I found out you passed, I cried for a few days I was so upset, so young and sweet, may you be heavan' nurse for the kids, they need great one. rev. Lawrence.
rev. lawrence taliercio sr.
November 20, 2017
She helped me look around for my class one day and i will cherish that one tiny conversation for the rest of my living. Rest Up Emma
Myra Gomez
May 3, 2017
I knew Emma since the fourth grade and now I know people think I didnt know her well but I did. And Im always praying for you Emma.<3
Kate Leslie
April 12, 2017
May beautiful young soul rest in peace..
Such a tragedy :(
Kayy Williams
January 31, 2017
Thinking and praying for your family. So sorry.
January 24, 2017
Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this beautiful young lady. RIP
January 23, 2017
I'm soo sorry... Your in a much better place now.

R.I.P. ❤ &
Brandon Fite
December 25, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Our grandkids go to Stretch where Mrs
Walker teaches, Ethan and McKensey Gibbs
Mitch and Gail Rainwater
December 6, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. This world takes the best from us, but she will never really be gone. Hold her memory close to you and let her live on in your heart. 16 years isnt nearly enough time, but she looks like she had an amazing 16 years of life and thats all thanks to you!
Peter Escamila
December 3, 2016
To the Walker Family,
Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of your daughter. I did not know her but I have lost a daughter too. Your daughter was very young with her whole life ahead of her and her absence will be greatly missed. God knew, and he knows your pain. The days ahead will seem endless but hold on tightly to the Lord for he will be with you through all the days and nights. One day, the pain will disappear and only love and memories will remain. I will keep you in my prayers and think of you often. Love will get you through for there is no greater love than a parent for their child. That's how much the Lord loves you.
Patricia Carson
December 1, 2016
All children go to heaven. You beat the odds Emma. The rest of us have to be good and find the truth to get there.
Dennis Grigsby
November 28, 2016
I am so sorry to hear this tragic news about Emma. Even though I am very far away in Romania the news of Emma's death has touched my heart very deeply. She was beautiful and so full of life and energy. Her face shined so lovely and she knew what she wanted to do with her life. She wanted to be a nurse and I am sure she would be one of the best with so much love and compassion. This tragedy brought her future plans to an abrupt end and your hearts are broken as well as so many family and friends. We all think about life and the future but we seldom think that that our lives can be cut short. I have raised 34 children in a orphanage in Romania and I know how attached we were to each one. Exactly one year ago we lost one of our girls who was only 22 in an accident and the pain and heartbreak was almost unbearable. The amazing thing was that God was there to comfort us and hold us in his loving arms. It was something so amazing that in the midst of our pain we could sense God's love, peace and comfort to us in our need. My prayer is that you also will sense his love for you during this time and that he will also hold and comfort you and your family in his loving arms.
with heartfelt regards,
Rebecca Dan Walsh
November 28, 2016
Rebecca Dan Walsh
November 28, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all family and friends. Armando, Ashlyn and Amelia Rodriguez
Armando Rodriguez
November 28, 2016
We don't know you, but we pray for you. May God be close to you during these terrible days.
The Joneses
November 28, 2016
Judy and Ronnie, We are so sorry for this loss in your family. We just heard that she was your gr'daughter. Love and prayers to everyone.
The Dale girls~Mary, Dean, Carolyn,Jean.
November 27, 2016
I didn't know Emma but hearing of this broke my heart...may God give her family and friends comfort...strength and peace during this difficult time...R.I.P. Emma
Judi Harrison
November 27, 2016
So sorry for your loss, God bless you all. Angie I am so sorry love you sweet girl. Prayers and hugs
gayle bradley
November 26, 2016
So sorry for the loss of your beautiful Emma , she will be missed by all ,she was such a sweet and kind hearted young lady!!!!
Chad& Kathy Bailey
November 26, 2016
This is very sad... I'm sorry. I didn't know her but she was friends with one of my teachers daughter. She seemed so sweet and nice. I would have loved to meet her. Her life was cut short. She seemed to have a bright future. The walker family is in my prayers and thoughts. May it it be the Lord helping you all. Giving you the peace and love you need right now. It's hard but God won't let us go through anything we can't survive. It seems so hard right now. As it goes on it will just be the sadness in your heart because her absence will forever be noticed but she is still with you. Watching over you in all moment. She may not be physically here but she is spiritually. God bless you all and really hope God heals that pain you have right now.
Gatlinburg Pittman
November 26, 2016
My own precious former high school cheerleader daughter now a nurse once told me "God gives the toughest battles to His strongest soldiers." The Lord must believe through the sad and tragic events of Emma's passing your family will witness to others. Please know prayers are lifted up on your behalf and we hope sweet memories sustain you in the days and weeks ahead. Always remember Emma is just a heartbeat away.
Karen Roberts
November 26, 2016
Prayers for you and your family. May god bless her family, friends, and all that knew and loved her.
November 26, 2016
R.I.P. Beautiful, may you be feel. Please rap your wings around all those who are hurting.
Jennifer ROOP
November 26, 2016
Praying for your family. Emma was a sweetheart!
The Davis family
November 26, 2016
"A Mother's Love"
S.. Joiner
November 26, 2016
We, the Joiner family, would like to offer our prayers and condolences to your family as you endure this tragedy. Although, I didn't know Miss. Emma personally, my daughter shared some pretty good memories with her. My daughter has talked about how kind Emma has always been to her as they shared a table in their "Intro To Human Studies" class. My daughter has spoken on the countless conversations they shared along with Emma's contiguous personality! It is my prayer as a mother on this day, and the many saddened days ahead that God himself wraps his cloth of comfort around your family. You guys raised a beautiful young lady (both inside and out)! Always in our continued prayers..... The Joiner Family
S. Joiner
November 26, 2016
Sending prayers to the family! Don and Wendy Hanshaw owners of Raley's Tanning Company
November 26, 2016
God is REAL. Lean on HIM! Praying God will wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace. Do not know you, your family or Emma, but we are part of God's family. We have been praying daily for you. We will continue to pray for you, and will put your family on our prayer chain tomorrow..

Rex & Sandra Casteel, Maryville, TN
November 26, 2016
A beautiful light on earth now shines bright in Heaven. God bless Emma's family and friends. Continued prayers for comfort and peace.
Wendy Harris
November 26, 2016
So sorry Jill for the loss of your sweet daughter!!!!
sherry stringfield
November 26, 2016
I remember sweet Emma from preschool at Beaver Ridge UMC. I'm heartbroken that such a beautiful life was taken too soon. Words cannot express how sad I am for her family and friends.
I will forever remember Emma as an adorable little girl with beautiful big eyes and a smiling face.
There is a star in heaven shining a little brighter tonight.
Love and sympathy to the family.
Ms. Lisa
Lisa MacIndoe
November 26, 2016
I wish we could be there. Just know we will always remember how Emma lived. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. We love you.
Kristie Abbott
November 26, 2016
My thoughts and prayers going out to my high school classmate Mark and his family. This is such a terrible tragedy no family should ever face.
Bryan Merritt
November 26, 2016
I didn't know Emma, but heard the sad story. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends during this difficult time. May God be with you and help you through this troubling time.
November 26, 2016
Words cannot express my sympathy during this tragic time may you take comfort in knowing God's got her in his loving arm's. My thoughts and prayers are with this family
November 26, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. May God watch over you all and comfort you during this difficult time.
Carol Burgess
November 26, 2016
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your daughter shined brightly. My heart is breaking for your family. I almost lost my daughter to similar circumstances. May God wrap his loving arms around you every single minute of every single day. She is a beauty. Praying for peace. From one mother to another.
November 26, 2016
My most sincere condolences!!!!! I have no words and can not express my feelings as I write.
Carmen Wolfenbarger
November 26, 2016
I am truly sorry to read of your daughters passing! I know the heartbreak all too well & am praying for God to comfort your family & friends at this most difficult time! God Bless the entire community that are suffering the loss of this beautiful child!
Missy Hembree
November 26, 2016
I didn't know Emma but from all that I've heard she was a beautiful young caring young kid! That didnt deserve this im sure. But she is in God's hands now! Prayers for all the family and friends..
Jenny Shope
November 25, 2016
You are going to be missed by so many of your friends and loved ones. Fly high pretty lady !
November 25, 2016
I know Emma as the sweet, pretty cashier at Ingles. My son has Down syndrome and is a bagger at Ingles. He enjoyed bagging at Emma's register because she was so kind and helpful to him. In my brief encounters with her, I knew she was special and treated everyone with compassion. Your family is in my prayers daily. I pray the Lord grants you strength and comfort during this time.
Amy Webb
November 25, 2016
I did not have the pleasure of knowing your sweet Emma but I have cried many times this week because of the loss of her beautiful smile in this world. There are no words that would comfort you in this time but please know that you have a whole community praying for you and mourning with you. Prayers for a peace that can only come from the Father, may he hold your whole family now and in the weeks and months to come.
A Mother
November 25, 2016
a loved one
November 25, 2016
I did not know Emma, but I heard the story and it breaks my heart. I can't believe something like that happened. I am so sorry for your loss, she is definitely in a better place now. I will pray for your family. Rest in peace, Emma ❤
Rachel Jolly
November 25, 2016
November 25, 2016
Emma was a great student and a wonderful young lady. She always had a smile. It was an honor to have her as a student! Mr. Garner
November 25, 2016
Praying for the peace of God to surround you all.
Childress Family
November 25, 2016
Emma u where taken to soon from ur family and loved ones and friends...may
u r.i.p...
terry emory
November 25, 2016
My thoughts & prayers are with you during this time & always. As a member of this great community I hope you know we are all praying for peace for your family. Our hearts are broken for the tragic loss of such a young, beautiful, smart & talented young lady.
Cara Moore
November 25, 2016
Rest in peace, Emma. May the Lord welcome you into his kingdom.
November 25, 2016
You're in my thoughts.
Cindy Faller
November 25, 2016
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