Emma Hursey Smith, a resident of Fields passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at her residence in Fields at the age of 77.
Emma loved her family dearly. She loved to travel in her younger years and spent her later years in her rocking chair on the porch watching the flowers grow and all the birds feeding in her yard while drinking her coffee. She attended Harvest Family Church in Fields.
She is survived by two sons, Eddie Smith and wife, Vicky of Fields and James Smith of Fields; daughter, Sarah DeRamus of Westlake; grandchildren, Eddie Smith and wife, Cantrell, Kimberly Bolton and husband, Casey of Fields, and Emily McDaniel and husband Jeremy of Creole, Micca Robin of Westlake, Jordan Smith of DeQuincy; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Laverne Says of Starks and Linda Ragle and husband Herbert of Longville and her dog, Freckles.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred (Bud) Smith; grandson, Justin Smith; mother, Rachel Hursey; father, William Hursey; and two brothers, Willis Ray Hursey and Curtis Sandifer; her son-in-law, Pat DeRamus; and her dog, Tater Bud.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at Riley Smith & Sons Funeral Home in DeQuincy. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 26, at Harvest Family Church, 13671 Hwy 389, Fields. Interment to follow at Hyatt Cemetery in Fields.
Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith & Sons Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.