December 01, 1940 - December 24, 2020
Emmer Lee Viola answered, “Present” on Sunday, December 1, 1940 to her mother Mary Liza (Kelough) Taylor and her father Cary “K” Taylor within Okfuskee County in the North Fork community near Clearview, Oklahoma.
Emmer or “Emmer Lee” as she was affectionately known accepted Jesus The Christ as her personal Lord and Savior, was baptized in her early childhood, and given the “Right Hand of Christian Fellowship” into the North Fork Baptist Church. She was devout in her Christianity and actively participated in Sunday School, Church Services of Worship, the Baptist Young People’s Union (BYPU), weekly Ladies’ Mission Circle, Prayer Service, summer Vacation Bible School, and Revival meetings. While living in Tulsa, Emmer Lee united with the Galilee Baptist Church under the pastorate and spiritual leadership of Reverend Wilson M. Pike. Emmer Lee’s favorite sermon that he preached about the text concerning the Minor Prophet Elijah under the tree was “Down in the Dumps with the Blues.”
Her favorite song was “Rough Side of the Mountain” recorded by Rev. F. C. Barnes and Rev. Janice Brown. Emmer Lee would often say, “If the mountains in life were smooth, there would not be any ridges, cliffs, and bumps to which we could hold as we climb, so we must ask God to shower us continuously with His love, grace, mercy, and extended favor.”
Among her many accolades and accomplishments as a graduate of Clearview High School, Emmer Lee later earned her credentials as a medical nurse who would supervise and mentor her friends and others in the profession. With her sweet, gentle, and caring personality, she provided high quality in-home (private) care, hospital care, and convalescent/nursing home assistance for patients at different times in El Reno, Weleetka, Okemah, Oklahoma City, Wetumka, and Tulsa. As the first medical professional in her family, Emmer Lee set the standard high for careers and streamlined the foundation for all the nurses, physicians, phlebotomists, and nephrologists in the Demery Farley Syas Taylor (DFST) family.
When Emmer Lee was not working as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), she was an avid reader and enjoyed solving crossword puzzles in newspapers and books! Her favorite dessert was pie-a’ la mode, but it had to be pecan pie and black walnut ice cream! She was overjoyed to have a family of her own, and Emmer Lee truly loved and did her very best to provide care according to each one’s individual personality!
Emmer Lee’s mother, father, eight sisters, and twelve brothers preceded her in her celestial homegoing, and she was the last living sibling in that Taylor family. She leaves to mourn in God’s loving care two sons Christopher and Cary (whom she named after her father), her sons’ families, one daughter Kendis, and a myriad of other relatives and friends to cherish her memory.
Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home
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