Emma J. Green was born to R.J. Perkins and Ruby Nichols Perkins on January 29, 1944 in Canton, Mississippi. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Gary, Indiana. Emma was employed at Spiegel’s in Chicago, IL for 18 years before moving to Enterprise, Alabama in 1992 to be closer to her son and grandchildren. During this time she was employed by Walmart and retired as a supervisor in 2008. Miss Emma enjoyed her retirement playing computer games, traveling to visit family and friends, going to high school reunions, completing jigsaw puzzles and watching NCAA basketball.
Emma was preceded in death by her parents Ruby and Jimmie Lee Pratt, Sr., R.J. Perkins; brother Jimmie Lee Pratt Jr.; sister Mattie Pratt Reddick and nephew James Hillard Reddick III. She leaves to cherish her memory: son, Dwayne Metcalf (Maria), sister Delores Pratt, three aunts, Dorothy Boyd of Cleveland, Ohio, Willie Mae Palmer of Gary, IN and Willie C. Rusell of Jackson, MS.; uncle Monroe Perkins of Jackson, MS; 4 grandchildren, Candace Jackson (Stewart), Courtney Whitehurst, Brittany May and Breann May; four greatgrands; four nieces Felecia Hankins (Steve), Jermaine Jones (Undray), Sharmaine Roberts (Marlin) and Ayesha Pratt and two surviving friends for over 20 years Linda Switzer, and Betty Yeager along with a host of cousins and friends.
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