The Celebration of the Home Going of Sister Emma L. Burton Lightfoot, Sunrise: October 5, 1921 - Sunset: December 11, 1996. Saturday, December 14, 1996, 1:00 P. M. Second Ebenezer Baptist Church, Hephzibah, Georgia. Reverend Angela Hatcher, Pastor.

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Ushers and Usherettes
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Trustees of Second Ebenezer Baptist Church
Friends of the Family
Trustee Frank Bowman
Trustee Charlie Johnson
Trustee Daniel Adams
Trustee Roderick Rosier
Mr. Joel Perkins
Mr. Kelvin Powell
The Family Has Received Personal Care From
The Historic DenVs Undertaking Establisment
930 D'Antignac Street Augusta, Georgia
"When Only Memories Remain, Let Them Be Beautiful"
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Sunrise Sunset
October 5, 1921 December 11, 1996
Saturday, December 14,1996
1:00 P.M.
Second Ebenezer Baptist Church
Hephzibah, Georgia
Reverend Angela Hatcher, Pastor
"You Will Be With Me"
God Thank You for blessing me
with my wonderful mother.
She has given me true love - like no other.
Thank you for the many smiles, I've seen on her
face, and thanks for the special way
she raised me in your grace.
She gave so much to me over the many years,
Loving me during the good times,
loving me through the tears.
Lord, she's on her way to you now to take her rest,
Welcome her with open arms -
for she's the very best.
You will be in heaven now,
and I know you'll be just fine.
The earth will have your body,
God will have your soul,
-but 1 will forever have your memory,
as you rest in the sweet divine.
"A Grandmother Is Love"
A grandmother has a lovely way
of bringing joy to everyday.
By finding thoughtful things to do
to show the love she has for you.
Her love is shown in many ways,
Sometimes in words of praise,
Sometimes in a nice surprise
Or just the look that's in her eyes.
A grandmother will share your dreams
Or listen to your secret schemes,
And she always has the time to spend
When there's a broken heart to mend. . .
In her home you will always find
A welcome of the warmest kind. . .
She's a wonderful blessing from above . . .
For a grandmother, most of all, is love.
"Remember Me as you pass by
As you are, once was I;
As I am, you will be
So prepare yourself to follow Me "
gis. (Emma ^ouise (CJJobysister) c^gtJoot was the daughter of the late Dea. William Burton, Sr. and
the late Emma Singleton Burton. She departed this life on December 11, 1996 at the University Hospital,
Augusta, Georgia.
She was bom October 5,1921 in Hephzibah, Georgia, where she spent all of her life.
She was baptized at an early age at the Second Ebenezer Baptist Church by the late Floyd S. Graham where
she was a member and treasurer of the Usher Board, Sunday School Secretary, and Custodian, until her
health failed her. She was a member of the Union Sons and Daughters Society, where she served as
Recording Secretary, and a member of the Moral Life Society, where she served as Assessment Secretary.
She attended Rose Hill Elementary, Haines Industrial Institution, and furthered her education at Paine
College. She was also a Haines Alumnist.
She was employed by the Richmond County Board of Education where she served over 20 years as a
substitute teacher. She also served as a board member of the Jefferson Electric Cooperation until her illness
stopped her from working.
She was the wife of the late Dea. Arthur Benjamin Lightfoot. From this union a daughter was bom.
She leaves to share her memories: one daughter, Ms. Cassandra Lightfoot Hopson, Hephzibah, GA, three
grandchildren, Megan Nikita, Benjamin Travis, and Julian Kenneth Hopson, Hephzibah, GA; one sister,
Mrs. Pauline Williams, Augusta, GA; one brother, Mr. Bettis Burton, Hempstead, New York; two
sisters-in-law, Mrs. Bessie Burton, Bronx, NY, and Mrs Elenora Jackson, Waynesboro, GA; one
brother-in-law, Rev. George A. Williams, Augusta, GA; a devoted niece, Mrs. Margin B. Murray, Augusta,
GA; one god-daughters, Mrs. Katrina Bowman, Hephzibah, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives
and friends.
Order of (5eroice
Selection........................Second Ebenezer
Sanctuary Choir
Old Testament
New Testament
Prayer......................Rev. Bobby Hankerson
Selection........................Second Ebenezer
Sanctuary Choir
Remarks (Three Minutes)
Usher Board - Dea. O'neal Brunson
President of Union Sons & Daughter Society -
Dea. Willie Elim
Ebenezer Moral Life Society -
Dea. Carmie Bryant
Obiturary, As a Friend...........Catherine McCoy
Selection.........................Second Ebenezer
Sanctuary Choir
Eulogy........................Rev. Angela Hatcher
Interment...................... . Second Ebenezer
Baptist Church Cemetary
Hephzibah, Georgia