Carol Dixon Emerson
Carol Dixon Emerson, 66, departed this life on Friday, May 25, 2018, surrounded by his family at home and went to be with his Lord where he will spend eternity.
He graduated from York High School class of 1971 and was a former Fire Fighter and EMT with York County, the Coast Guard Stations at Fort Story and Yorktown. He followed in his father’s footsteps as a brick mason for many years. He enjoyed scuba diving and treasure hunting. He was an active member of Mahone’s Brigade, CSA and participated in many Civil War re-enactments. He was a much loved volunteer at Warwick Gardens retirement community.
Carol was the son of the late Frederick Wray Emerson, Sr. and Anne Hudgins Emerson. He was also preceded in death by his brother Larry Oliver Emerson. He is survived by his children, Mary Anne Emerson of Yorktown, CD Emerson of Yorktown, Darlene Riffe of Grafton and Lisa Tingler of Roanoke; a sister Cheryl DeZego and two brothers Frederick Wray Emerson, Jr. and his wife Sandra, Garry Tabb Emerson all of Seaford, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his former spouses Brenda Dudley, Sandra Maher, Joyce Emerson and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends at Bethel Baptist Church from 1:00 to 2:00 on Thursday May 31, 2018. A celebration of his life will follow at 2:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 11835 Canon Blvd. Suite A-201, Newport News, VA 23606 or the and Alzheimer’s Association 6350 North Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.