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Emma Holloway

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Funeral Service for Mrs. Emma Louise "Shug" Black Holloway will be conducted 12 Noon Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Mount Sinai Holiness Church, 102 West Liberty Street, Florence, South Carolina. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens, directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.

Emma Louise “Shug” Black Holloway was born on January 9, 1945 in Jacksonville, Florida, to the late Bossie and Jessie Lee Morris. She departed this earthly life on Thursday, August 27, 2020 to be home with her Lord and Savior. Emma received the greatest grace of eternal peace, where there is no sadness or tears.

Emma was a member of Mount Sinai Holiness Church in Florence, South Carolina.

Emma was a loving doting mother and grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family.

Emma was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa R. Black Young, a brother, Larry Morris; a special aunt, Louise Bryd; and a nephew, Chuck Morris.

Emma left to cherish her precious memories: her children, Lawrence (Cheri), Randy, Lonnie, Betsy, Mark Black, Pauline Frierson (Gary), Geraldine Johnson, Rodericks (Monica), Charlie Quillens, Jr.; 21 grandchildren, Ron (Renetha), Antione, Tajh, Corrina, Quenton, Devon, Latonya, Valencia, Ranisha, Troyeshia, Lasey (Fred), Stephen (Tys’jay), Jada, Raven, Telmya, Artiyanna, Ethan, Aryn, Tannis,and Eva (Harry); 27 great grandchildren; one brother, Harry Lee Morris (Debra); a sister, Joann Backus; 2 nephews, Dexter (Raveille) and Derrick Morris; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Please keep the family of Emma Louise "Shug" Black Holloway in your thoughts and prayers.

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i wish my grandma will come back to life she was my pride and joy

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I rememberEmma always kind,come to see about her brother Larry,She took care of him & her sister also,a caring person You mother a beautiful woman of God.I ask the Lord for peace that passes all understanding .Eutelia Deas Family,her motheruse be neighbor&cousin.The Deas Family,

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My sweet sweet Sug 38 years ago I showed up as your sister-in-law you welcomed me with open arms and open heart within one hour you were more than a sister-in-law you were my sister I have never met someone so sweet so giving and so trustworthy I could always come to you about anything good times sad times it didn't matter by the end of our conversation you put a smile on my face and warmth in my heart you were an angel on earth and I know you are an angel in heaven they couldn't open those gates wide enough for you I love you and I will truly miss my sister for my heart is broken. But I know now you are in peace and you are with God I love you my sweet Sug

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of knowing Emma through my daughter & son-in-love. She was a sweet person with a beautiful spirit. She will certainly be missed.To the family, you all are in my prayers. Annie Dudley

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I loved Miss Emma. I had the pleasure of getting to know her when she worked at the McMillan Federal Building. A loving, kind and Godly woman. We became friends and I cherished the times she would spend talking to me in my office. Rest on Peace Sweet Emma. Love you!, and I'm so happy I got to tell her that often. Brenda Townes Retired, United States Probation Officer

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I've always found you most honorable, Shut. You accepted my siblings as if you birthed us and I am beyond life grateful. I know the ancestral plane welcomed you Home. Thank you for being our Mama when our own couldn't step up at the time. I glory in your healing! Always your Delphine

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