Emma Lou Gallaher-Kline, age 82, of Harriman, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Parkwest Medical Center.
Emma was born on May 23, 1937, to the late Remus and Mary Magdalene Gallaher.
Emma was preceded in death by her husband Reverend James Leroy Kline Sr. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Johnny, Remus, Andrew, Fred, Glenn, and J.B. Gallaher; sisters, Mary Elizabeth and Ethel Gallaher; and a special aunt, Minnie Love.
Emma was a devout follower and lover of the Lord. She loved to cook, garden, and spend time with her family and church family. Emma was affectionately known as “Granny” to all; she was simply the definition of love.
Emma leaves to cherish her memory, daughters Joyce (Rev. Larry) Woods, Debra (Eugene) Carpenter, Beverly Kline, Patricia (Henry) Eldridge, Pamala (Bronce) Cleveland, and one son, James (Suzanne) Kline; grandchildren, Byron (Ashley), Monica, Darren, Courtney (Missy), Mandy, Chelsea, Chad (Stevie), Andrea, Zoe, and Kayla; three great-granddaughters, Serenity, Samiyah, and Emma Karter; a host of nieces, nephews, adopted children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; a special cousin, Dorothy Moore; sisters-in-law, Reverend Mattie Beatrice Thomas (Billy) and Barbara Martin-Gallaher; former sons-in-laws, Gailton Bailey and Vinson Johnson; case manager and nurse, Brandy Lewis; longtime physician and friend Dr. Randy Denton; special adopted children, the Douglass Family; and devoted friends, son and daughter Pastor James B. and Overseer Willie Mae Springs.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 7, 2019, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Believers Voice of Deliverance Church at 306 Spencer Drive in Harriman. The funeral will follow at 12:30 pm. with Rev. James Brady Springs officiating. Burial will be in Bazeltown Baptist Church Cemetery.
Kyker Funeral Home of Harriman is in charge of the arrangements.