Emma Sue Corbitt Vance, age 79, of Murfreesboro, passed away on Thursday, May 18 at Community Care Rutherford County.
Sue was a lifelong resident of Rutherford County. She was the daughter of Robert Eugene Corbitt and Cora Jane Pugh Corbitt. She grew up in the Mill Street area and attended McFadden School, Kittrell School, and Central High School. She was a loving wife to her husband of 62 years James Edward Vance. She was an outstanding mother to her three daughters Emily Vance Tate, Delores Vance Lannom and Vivian Vance Harris. She was employed by Norris Hosiery Mill, White Stag, Richs Products and Park Sherman Industries. She quit working outside her home to start her favorite job of being a grandmother when her first grandchild was born. She kept all seven of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews and others.
She was preceded in death by both parents, sisters Irene Evans and Jean Gilley and her brother Billy Corbitt. She is survived by her sister, Patsy Baxter of Unionville; son-in laws Lamar Tate of Woodbury, Steve Lannom and Bruce Harris of Murfreesboro.
She is survived by grandchildren Corrie Jean Sanders (Steve) of Smyrna, Joshua Tate (Rebekah) of Woodbury, Ruby Suzanne Agee (Joshua) of Murfreesboro, Rachel Taylor (Aubrey) of Auburntown, Molly Tate of Murfreesboro, Spring and Steven Harris of Murfreesboro. She is survived by her great grandchildren Daisy, Corbitt and Lorali Taylor of Auburntown, Maggie and Levi Tate of Woodbury, and AnnLeigh Jean Sanders of Smyrna.
She loved her nieces and nephews as if they were her own. Her interests included family, home, flowers, reading, her stories, crocheting, and playing Bingo. She was a resident of the McFarlin Subdivision in Murfreesboro for 49 years.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m, Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m, Monday, May 22, 2017 at Jennings and Ayers Funeral home with Jason Barrett officiating. Steve Brewer and Bill Leckie will be assisting. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens with Mike Brewer, Steve Brewer, Jesse Brewer, Richard Fann, Larry Jakes, Alan Jakes, Larry Hollandsworth, Robert Baxter, Billy Baxter, Frank Maynard, and Michael Jernigan serving as active pallbearers. Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Arrangements are under the direction of Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home, 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130, (615) 893-2422.
Please leave online condolences at www.jenningsandayers.com.