Emma Jo Kendricks
Emma Jo Kendricks, 11 passed away Sunday at Riley Hospital after her hard-fought battle with a brain tumor which started on May 5, 2009.
Emma was born in Lafayette September 2, 2006 to Chad and Amanda Callihan Kendricks. She had finished the fourth grade at Hoover Elementary and had also attended Willson, New Market and Nicholson Elementary Schools. She attended New Hope Christian Church and had just finished her fifth year at Dance By Deborah. Emma was named the 2014 Youth Ambassador for the Riley Miracle Ride. She loved dancing, swimming, and playing video games on her iPad. She loved Disney and got to go on a dream trip with her family to Walt Disney World. Tangled was her favorite Disney Movie. Emma loved animals and her dog, Wrigley. She really loved to cook. She very loved to play with her brother, sister and cousins and enjoyed picking on her Papaw, Johnny.
Emma is survived by her parents, Chad and Amanda, her sister, Addison and brother, Colton. She is also survived by her paternal grandparents, John Kendricks and Debbie Kendricks; maternal grandmother, Janis Callihan; great-grandfathers Charles Kendricks and Sam (Willie) Haslam; aunts, Mandy (Brandon Turner) Jones, Autumn (Jason) Ramsey and Cindy (Chris) Holcomb; uncle, Sean Callihan; and cousins Aubrey and Caden Jones, Maddie and Payton Holcomb, Lanie and Cole Ramsey and a new baby cousin on the way. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Bill Callihan, great-grandmothers, Delores Kendricks, Patricia Haslam and Jacqueline Pierce.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at New Hope Christian Church with David Elliott and Pastor Darrell Portwood officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery North. Visitation will be held 4-8pm Wednesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Give Kids the World, 210 South Bass Road Kissimee, FL 34746 or online at http://www.gktw.org/
Online condolences may be left at www.huntandson.com