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Emma Torrence

Emma Marie "Big Mama" Torrence (Torrence)

Thursday, March 26th, 1931 - Thursday, February 18th, 2021
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Obituary

A smile for all, a heart of gold
One of the finest this world could hold
Never selfish, always kind
These are the blessings, she leaves behind…

Mrs. Emma Marie Torrence, 89, the beloved daughter of the late Arthur Torrence and Emmaline Brawley Torrence, was born in Iredell County on March 26, 1931. She entered eternal rest on February 18, 2021, at the Citadal Healthcare, following a short illness.

Mrs. Torrence went to Amity Hill School and was member of Bibleway Church where she was on the motherboard.
She was married to Nathaniel Alexander Torrence, who preceded her in death. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her children, Jawayne Torrence, Wanda Deramus and Phyllis Torrence; daughter-in-law, Lucinda Torrence; five brothers, Rev. Carylle Torrence, Lester Torrence, Will Torrence, Lake Torrence, and John Torrence; five sisters, Orelia Starks, Winnie Hooper, Roena Powell, Cordelia Powell and Moline Dalton; a niece whom she raised, Catherine Witherspoon.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life, her son, Elder Pressley N. (Margaret) Torrence of Kannapolis, NC; her daughter, Juanita M. (Bishop Luke) Witherspoon of Atlantic City, NJ; eight grandchildren, Pastor Thelma Witherspoon, Loukeeler Bell, Labooion Evans, all of Atlantic City, New Jersey, Minister Cotteth (Michael) Stafford, Bishop Luke A. (Jackie) Witherspoon, II of New Jersey, Marcus Witherspoon of New Jersey, Phyllis (Nelson) Torrence Allen of Salisbury and Jawayne “Shorty” (Bobbie Jean) Torrence, Jr. of Mooresville; grands that were reared in the home, Jeff Witherspoon and Tony Beverly) Witherspoon; sisters-in-law, Carrie Knox, Barbara Torrence and Phyllis (Napolean) Lowery; and a host of great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, cousins and friends.


A Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Overseer Georgia A. Daniels will officiate and Elder Christopher Daniels will eulogize. Burial will follow in the Bibleway # 6 Cemetery in Troutman.

GO TO VIEW ONLINE STREAMING OF THE SERVICE...GO TO FACEBOOK TO Bernardeane Moton or Michael McClelland Page.

AFTER THE SERVICE IS OVER YOU CAN VIEW THE ONLINE VIDEO BY CLICKING ON HER PICTURE ON OUR WEBSITE. GO TO The BOOK OF MEMORIES CLICK ON PHOTOS AND VIDEO. YOU WILL SEE A LINK TO FACEBOOK - THAT'S THE ONLINE VIDEO.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mother Torrence at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Torrence Family.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Officiant
    Overseer Georgia A. Daniels
    Co-Celebrant
    Elder Christopher Daniels
  • Interment

    Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 |
    When
    Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
    Location
    Bibleway Church Number 6 Cemetery
    Address
    Carlyle Road
    TROUTMAN, NC 28166
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Terry Miller

Posted at 08:28pm
Terry Wilhelm Miller- When I was a little girl, Emma took care of me and helped my Mom when she was very sick. Emma became my second Mom and Ioved her so much. We would laugh a lot about things that happened long ago when I would visit her. The Covid virus kept me from going to the care facility for quite a while. It makes me sad that I couldn’t go see her again before she passed. She was a very special lady and I will miss her smiling face. With much love and respect always , Terry.
LC

Lena Chadwick

Posted at 08:02pm
Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not bear. Elder P. N. Torrence we want you to know that Bible Way Church #2 Goldsboro,NC
is praying for you and your family. We love you.
LE

LaTrisha Graham Evans

Posted at 09:55pm
I’m very sad about the passing of Aunt Emma . She was amazing woman and I will truly missed her singing and her smile . Praying for our family during this difficult time. Love y’all
JC

James Carpenter

Posted at 08:06pm
I am saddened by the news that my Aunt Emma has passed. I thank God for the many years and memories we shared. She will surely be missed.

Lesley Spears

Posted at 07:49pm
Remembering Aunt Emma
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