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Emily Nichole Lockhart, 28, passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born on April 5, 1993 in Amory. Emily was the sweetest daughter, granddaughter, niece, and big sister that anyone could ask for. She may not have been able to talk, but her pretty eyes and beautiful smile told you all that you needed to know. She loved her family and friends very much, and they knew she loved them too. Emily attended school at both Amory and Hatley and graduated from Hatley in 2012. She enjoyed attending church with her family until her health prevented her from doing so. Emily was the happiest when family was close by, especially her brother, Dawson, and sister, Addison. For the last 5 years, she has enjoyed the love and care from her wonderful caregivers, and her room became affectionately known as “Emily’s clubhouse.” Emily enjoyed watching Disney and Nick Jr. channels, and from time to time, she liked to listen to the occasional fuss on Judge Judy. She thought it was quite humorous when someone was getting reprimanded. Emily especially loved to listen to Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off.” And that’s what she did on a regular basis. She shook it off by being the bravest little fighter through many many medical battles for most of her life. Emily was diagnosed with Retts Syndrome when she was 14 months old which resulted in development regression. Retts also caused many other health complications, but Emily always fought hard and came out on top. However, this last battle was not hers to win here on earth but instead in Heaven with her Heavenly Father. She is now skipping, jumping, dancing, talking, and singing. She will be greatly missed, but she is in a much better place. Emily was the perfect example of purity, bravery, and strength. Our angel touched many lives, and will continue to do so.
Emily is survived by her parents, Karen and Danny Williams, Athens Community; brother, Dawson Williams and sister Addison Williams; grandparents; Linda West, Amory, Polly Bethany, Aberdeen; aunts and uncles, Mary Lou West, Quincy, Pam West Rumsey (Shawn), Birmingham, Paige West, Athens Quincy Community; Donnie Williams (Amy), Hatley, Doug Williams, Aberdeen, Debra Jefferson (Tyrone), Amory and Denise Strevel (Jerry), Aberdeen and a host of cousins; bonus grandmother, Sandra Ashcraft and bonus grandfather, James Moffett; bonus aunts, Hope Markham and Renea Free; special friend, Kipper.
Emily is preceded in death by her grandfathers, Louis West and Kelly Bethany.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, July 28 at Cleveland Moffett Funeral Home with Bro. Dempsey Roland and Bro. Scott Carter officiating. Pallbearers will be Tyrone Jefferson, Brad Williams, Donnie Williams and Boyd Duncan. Honorary pallbearers will be her special caregivers, Kim Tidwell, Brittany Schrock, Glenda Hudson and Lashandrick Jones.
Visitation will be on Tuesday evening at the funeral home from 5-8 PM.
Condolences may be shared with the family at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com
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