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Emma Lee Brown was born on April 9th, 1945 in Holly Springs, NC to Herman Bailey & Lina Hollcroft. She spent her childhood & young adult years in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.
Emma relocated to Kansas City, Missouri with her three young sons in January of 1973. She began her career as a Phlebotomist & Medical Assistant, working in various hospitals & clinics throughout the metropolitan area. She was loved by her patients for her kindness & gentle care. In 2010, she retired from St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. After retirement she was able to spend more time enjoying her hobbies of sewing, quilting, & cooking.
She is proceeded in death by her husband Micheal Hummer of Raytown, Missouri; father Herman Bailey of Sanford, North Carolina; stepfather Sidney Hollcroft of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; mother Lina Hollcroft of Raytown, Missouri; and brother Johnnie Bailey of Cary, North Carolina. Emma is survived by her three sons, Bill Pinion of Raytown, Missouri, Anthony “Andy” Pinion of Glendale, Arizona, Chris (Linda) Pinion of Peculiar, Missouri; grandchildren Markie Thrasher, Christopher Battles, Lauren Morgan, Devin Rococo, Garrett (Breanna) Pinion, Blake (Alaina) Pinion, & Caden Pinion; twelve great-grandchildren; sisters Shirley Hathaway of Raleigh, North Carolina, Louise Privett of Raleigh, North Carolina & her twin, Erma Arnold of New Hill, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Life services for Emma will be held at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 at LifeQuest Church located at 1400 North Scott Avenue in Belton, Missouri.