Mrs. Emily Bryant Rawls, age 70 died at the Rich Square Health Care Center in Rich Square on Sunday, October 30, 2011. She was born in Bertie County, however lived in Northampton most all her adult life. She was married to Wayne Rawls in April of 1961 and they enjoyed fifty years of marriage. Mrs. Rawls worked for Mylecraft for some twenty years. She also worked for Parker Manufacturing for a number of years and later worked in retail sales. She and Wayne were members of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Aulander. Mrs. Rawls loved gardening, music and had a special passion for animals. She was always rescuing and providing homes for stray animals. Mrs. Rawls dearly cherished her extended family and friends for all the love and support.
Preceding her in death are her mother and father, Lena Bunch Bryant and Acree Bryant.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne Rawls of the home, one sister, Vera Bryant Drew of Aulander, NC and several special nieces and nephews.
So sorry to hear of Miss Emily’s passing. She was a beautiful kind person who always had the sweetest smile. She worked with my Mama, Jean, at Hoggard’s Grocery in Aulander. Now they are once again together in Heaven. Praying for your comfort & peace Wayne and Miss Vera.
I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of such a wonderful person. I remember Ms. Emily when she worked at the store in Aulander many years ago. She always had such a wonderful, kind spirit about her. She will truly be missed but her memory and legacy will live on forever in the lives of those she touched. May God feel her emptiness with His mercies in this time of need.
My prayers are with the family and Emily will be missed by so many that knew her, she was such a wonderful person.
When Emily was staying at night with her mother, Miss Lena, there was a cat in the neighborhood who spent months trying to get the attention of the neighbors. Because it is just easier to be in denial that an animal is in trouble, everyone tried to assume this cat belonged to someone else. For many months she was not fed or cared for, growing thinner and thinner under her longhaired coat. But on a cold, rainy spring night, this cat went to Miss Lena’s door and let Emily know that she was desperate. Four beautiful newborn kittens were discovered in a neighbor’s yard, wet from rain, cold from exposure. Emily began caring for this little family. She called me, and together we watched this bedraggled, starving homeless cat and her kittens begin to thrive. Emily and I went through a lot together trying to find them all homes. With the kittens finally placed, and after many months of anguish about what to do with her, Hope the mama cat went home with Emily to live forever.
It is a truly good person who cannot bear the suffering of other living beings, whether two-legged or four, and feels compelled to do something about it no matter how difficult.
I will never forget Emily and her sensitive, gentle spirit and her huge heart. Let her be an example to us all to do what we can to make the world a better place for all living things.
Emily has always been a beautiful person and a joy to visit with. May she rest in peace and our prayers go to Wayne and family.
Emily was my beloved sister-in-law. She added so much to my life. I was very
blessed to have known her and have her in my life,
So sorry to hear about Emily we were good friends when i was a little boy i worked with her at Hoggards Supermarket i spent the night with her and wayne a many of time. Emily sure will be missed and the family im our prayers
Though there no words to ease your pain, remember that she is now in heaven, in Gods loving arms where she is now at peace.
May the memories held deep within your heart, help to soothe you.
You are in my prayers. My deepest sympathy to you and your family
I AM SO GLAD I GOT TO SPEND THE LAST FEW WEEKS WITH EMILY.THE MEMORIES OF OUR YEARS TOGETHER AT MYLCRAFT WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART.
Wayne & Mrs Vera, I am so sorry for the passing of Mrs. Emily. She fought this for a long time but know she is no longer in pain & is in a better place than we are.