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Emma Lou Smith Douglass

November 12, 2011

Emma Lou Smith Douglass passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Parish Hall. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Memorial Park.
Emma was a lifetime resident of Big Spring, born to James J. and Imogene Smith on Jan. 6, 1947, at the old Cowper Hospital. She attended Big Spring High School, graduating in 1965. She worked for Retail Merchants Association for many years and later worked for Cosden Federal Credit Union for 24 years as a loan officer. She would say the most rewarding part of her job was helping the members obtain their wishes. She considered her members as family and friends. Emma was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church for more than 30 years, where she served as an usher, Sunday school teacher and on the alter guild. She was a loving daughter, a dedicated mother to her daughter, Joey Lynn, faithful little sister to Gloria, and adored aunt “Wawa” to Jaime.
She is survived by Joey Lynn and husband Kevin Pinell of Flower Mound, Texas; sister Gloria Bain and husband Howard of Big Spring; niece Jaime Garcia and husband Gene of Austin; and her beloved Korby and Brewtus.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, W.A. and Orene Henderson of Big Spring. She will be missed by all who loved her.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice House of Odessa, 903 N. Sam Houston, Odessa, TX 79761 or to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in memory of Emma Douglass, P.O. Box 2949, Big Spring, TX 79721, are greatly appreciated.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at
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