Emily Rose, 24, of Bladenboro, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020. Emily leaves behind her mother, Brenda Mills; maternal grandparents: Jimmy and Vonda Tatum; two aunts: Teresa Priest and husband Timmie of Bladenboro, Cindy Rankin and husband Dwayne of Indiana, formerly of Bladenboro; uncle, Jimmy James Tatum of Bladenboro; many close cousins and more extended family that she loved dearly.
Emily was such a fighter and remained extraordinarily strong during her sickness. She adored her family, especially her mother. Emily was a quiet yet talented young lady. She enjoyed playing piano, baking, drawing and sketching all kinds of things including an UNC emblem for her cousin Jon’s birthday party. She loved to make and dress up in different costumes such as Anna from Frozen for birthday parties. She was always looking up things on the internet and YouTube; sometimes making skits of her and her cousins. She adored her furry companions, Nicki the cat and her bird, Petro. Emily’s sweet smile and crafty spirit will be remembered forever.
The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Monday, July 27th at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 28th at 3pm at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home Chapel in Elizabethtown. Burial will follow service in the Community Baptist Church Cemetery in Bladenboro. All attendees are asked to practice social distancing at all services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral fund of Emily Rose c/o Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home PO Box 3150 Elizabethtown, NC 28337.
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