Emma Oliphant Douglas
Reflections of Emma Oliphant Douglas

Emma Oliphant Douglas was born to the late Eddie and Mattie Mae Oliphant on June 24, 1938. She confessed her love of Christ at an early age and continued her Christian walk throughout her life. For the last two years, she was under Watch Care, at Ministry of Light Church Huntsville, Texas. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers; one sister and one grandson, Timmy Oneal Freeman.

Emma retired after thirty plus years at Mainland Medical Center Hospital in Texas City, Texas, where she was often recognized for her tremendous compassion and excellent patient care. A friend and giving person to all who knew her, Emma's style was unparalleled. When Emma walked into a room, all eyes were on her! An avid collector of stylish hats, no one could wear them or walk gracefully in a pair of heels like Boss, as she was affectionately known. Her unique talent of making everything she did look easy extended to her joy in cooking delicious meals, decorating her house, working in her yard, and shopping.

She was a beloved Mother to five girls, all of whom she worked very hard to provide for. She loved seeing them happy, could recognize their voice in a crowd, and always expected them to do what was right and look their best. Emma also loved spending time with her grandchildren who were her pride and joy! She enjoyed making each of them feel special. She often cooked their favorite foods and spent hours catching up on what was happening in their lives. She ended each visit or conversation with them by saying "I love you" and reminding them to "always keep your hand in God's hand."

After her illness caused her to slow down, she enjoyed talking on the phone and visiting with her friends and siblings. In her final years, she cherished the time spent visiting with her faithful and loyal sister, Eddie Mae Vaughn.

She is survived by her five daughters from a former marriage to Oneal Perry: Patricia Ann Phlegm (Michael), of Huntsville, Texas; Rev. Anne Perry Warren (Samie) of The Woodlands, Texas; Kay Fisher (Milton); and Fay Levias (Oscar), both of Huntsville, Texas; Vernell Perry (Mother) of La Marque, Texas; two sisters, Eddie Mae Vaughn; Mildred Handy (Bobby), both of Huntsville, Texas; two brothers, Lou Oliphant (Jodie), and Booker T. Oliphant (Joyce), both of Houston, Texas. Emma leaves a legacy of nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends. Condolences to the family may be made at www.shmfh.com
Published on October 8, 2019


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