Emma Lois Roquemore

09/13/1927 — 06/01/2003

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Kildare, Texas

Emma Lois Roquemore

Sister Emma Lois Mitchell Roquemore was born on September 13, 1927 to the late Mr. George Mitchell Sr. and Mrs. Eddie Mae Mitchell in Kildare, Texas. She was the fifth of twelve children. She confessed a hope in Christ and united with St. John Baptist Church. In September, 1939 Lois completed her high school studies at Perfection High School. She also attended Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas. She attended Tri City Business College.

Lois was united in holy matrimony to her childhood sweetheart on September 12, 1946. She and her husband Willie L. Roquemore came to the Tri-Cities in 1949.

She worked for the Bon Marche for twelve years, ten of them as Department Manager. She retired from Westinghouse/Boeing Company in 1987. She worked as a volunteer at Kadlec Hospital. She also worked for Walmart as a greeter.

Lois was a faithful member of Morning Star Baptist Church in Pasco, Washington. She loved the work of the Lord, and had a great Capacity for love for her family and friends.

She leaves to celebrate her home going, her loving husband, Willie L. Roquemore; one daughter, Ja Linda Roquemore of Seattle, WA; a special daughter, Sherry Jean Simpson of Pasco, WA; one sister, Inez Mitchell Mathews of Tuskegee, AL. Six brothers, John David Rosa Mitchell of Portland, OR; Norris Katie Mitchell of Seattle, WA; George Mitchell Jr. of Seattle, WA; Burnis Margaret Mitchell of Los Angeles, CA; James Melvin Mitchell of Houston, TX; Wilbert Ray Ethel Mitchell of Portland, OR.

Four grandchildren, Edwin, Shawn, Jametra and Bam of Seattle, WA; eight great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews: adopted sister Queen Ester Davis of Kildare, TX and a close friend mother Earline Bynes.

Her father, mother, three sisters and one brother preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday June 7, 2003 at 11:00 A.M. at Morning Star Baptist Church with a graveside to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland. Visitation time will be on Friday June 6, 2003 from 8 A.M.- 8 P.M. at Einan’s Funeral Home in Richland.

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  • Dear Willie and Family: We at TOPS Chapter #WA 890 Richland share your loss. She was a TOPS Inspiration to us all during her membership tenure.

    As our Chapter Queen, she was beautiful. She was so proud of that achievement! We all looked so forward to you and Lois attending the various TOPS Recognition affairs around Washington State. Your eyes would just light up with love at her weight loss achievements.

    We know she is in a better place and at peace and we know that you two will be united again one day.

    TOPS Chapter #WA 890, Richland will be sending a donation in Lois’ Memory to the Retreat Fund. We know even tho’ she stopped attending and for health reasons, let her membership lapse, all of her TOPS sisters were in her heart.

    God Bless your family.

    Johanna and Jim Caylor and TOPS CHAPTER #WA 890, RICHLAND MEMBERS

    Johanna Caylor
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I am so sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed. I remember her when i was younger being in the church with my grandmother. Morning Star willnot be the same.

    Pam Dean

    Pamela Jackson Dean
    November 4, 2014
    San, Francisco, CA, US
  • For we are all saddened by the loss of Aunt Deloris, but let us find comfort in the fact that she is not in discomfort anymore. She will always be in our hearts with memories of the loving kindness she showed.

    We love you Aunt Deloris. You will be missed, but never forgotten. Thanks for everything.

    Melanie M. Thornton
    November 4, 2014
    Albany, GA, US
  • My fondest memory was at a family reunion in Seattle Washington. Aunt Lois had decided to wear a pair of tennis shoes to the next days family reunion fish fry. Aunt Inez had prvioulsy stated that she was wearing tennis shoes to the fish fry. Aunt Lois express a desire to do the same, so a pair of tennis shoes were purchased to satisfy her request. You see, Aunt Inez was accustomed to wearing tennis shoes, Aunt Lois was not. At the end of the day of the fish fry Aunt Lois stood-up to leave and she could barely put one foot in front of the other. Her feet had swollen from the tightness of the shoe. So Uncle Willie and myself assisted her on her journey. About mid way the jouney she could no longer walk. Immediately a chair was provided to relieve the pressure from her feet. As I pondered how we were to finish the journey, suddenly I had a stroke of genisus, let’s carry her, across the yard, in the chair, to the car. Aunt Lois hearing this brilliant idea began to pondered the potential embarrassing site of being carried accross the yard, in a chair, to the car. So she decided to remove the shoes from her feet and guess what, miraculously she was able to walk. Afterwards we laughed and said that you can’t always do what you see other people do.

    George McDonald
    November 4, 2014
    Houston, TX, US
  • To the Roquemore family:

    You have my deepest sympathy. God Bless you and your family.

    Mildred Willingham
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • SORRY FOR YOUR LOST MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

    LILLIAN BRUMFIELD
    November 4, 2014
    OAKLAND, CA, US
  • SORRY FOR YOUR LOST MY HEART AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF NEED .GOD WILL SEE YOU THROUGH IT.

    RHONDA RAMBO
    November 4, 2014
    PASCO, WA, US
  • My family lived next door to Mr.& Mrs.Roquemore at 904 Abbot from 1970 to 1985. I remember Mrs.Roquemore’s voice always being so kind and gentle and with a loving smile. My prayers are with the family.

    Julie Knore Nunley
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I remember Aunt Lois when I was a little girl as DOLL, that’s what Uncle Willie called her, and that’s what she was. I recall all those old pictures of her and that what she looked like to me a beautiful doll. Aunt Lois was always so sweet. We have been truly blessed to have her as part of our family. She will be missed but she is forever present in our hearts.

    Sandra Cheatham-Dudley
    November 4, 2014
    Peoria, IL, US
  • Dear Willie and Family: We at TOPS Chapter #WA 890 Richland share your loss. She was a TOPS Inspiration to us all during her membership tenure.

    As our Chapter Queen, she was beautiful. She was so proud of that achievement! We all looked so forward to you and Lois attending the various TOPS Recognition affairs around Washington State. Your eyes would just light up with love at her weight loss achievements.

    We know she is in a better place and at peace and we know that you two will be united again one day.

    TOPS Chapter #WA 890, Richland will be sending a donation in Lois’ Memory to the Retreat Fund. We know even tho’ she stopped attending and for health reasons, let her membership lapse, all of her TOPS sisters were in her heart.

    God Bless your family.

    Johanna and Jim Caylor and TOPS CHAPTER #WA 890, RICHLAND MEMBERS

    Johanna Caylor
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I am so sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed. I remember her when i was younger being in the church with my grandmother. Morning Star willnot be the same.

    Pam Dean

    Pamela Jackson Dean
    November 4, 2014
    San, Francisco, CA, US
  • For we are all saddened by the loss of Aunt Deloris, but let us find comfort in the fact that she is not in discomfort anymore. She will always be in our hearts with memories of the loving kindness she showed.

    We love you Aunt Deloris. You will be missed, but never forgotten. Thanks for everything.

    Melanie M. Thornton
    November 4, 2014
    Albany, GA, US
  • My fondest memory was at a family reunion in Seattle Washington. Aunt Lois had decided to wear a pair of tennis shoes to the next days family reunion fish fry. Aunt Inez had prvioulsy stated that she was wearing tennis shoes to the fish fry. Aunt Lois express a desire to do the same, so a pair of tennis shoes were purchased to satisfy her request. You see, Aunt Inez was accustomed to wearing tennis shoes, Aunt Lois was not. At the end of the day of the fish fry Aunt Lois stood-up to leave and she could barely put one foot in front of the other. Her feet had swollen from the tightness of the shoe. So Uncle Willie and myself assisted her on her journey. About mid way the jouney she could no longer walk. Immediately a chair was provided to relieve the pressure from her feet. As I pondered how we were to finish the journey, suddenly I had a stroke of genisus, let’s carry her, across the yard, in the chair, to the car. Aunt Lois hearing this brilliant idea began to pondered the potential embarrassing site of being carried accross the yard, in a chair, to the car. So she decided to remove the shoes from her feet and guess what, miraculously she was able to walk. Afterwards we laughed and said that you can’t always do what you see other people do.

    George McDonald
    November 4, 2014
    Houston, TX, US
  • To the Roquemore family:

    You have my deepest sympathy. God Bless you and your family.

    Mildred Willingham
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • SORRY FOR YOUR LOST MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

    LILLIAN BRUMFIELD
    November 4, 2014
    OAKLAND, CA, US
  • SORRY FOR YOUR LOST MY HEART AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF NEED .GOD WILL SEE YOU THROUGH IT.

    RHONDA RAMBO
    November 4, 2014
    PASCO, WA, US
  • My family lived next door to Mr.& Mrs.Roquemore at 904 Abbot from 1970 to 1985. I remember Mrs.Roquemore’s voice always being so kind and gentle and with a loving smile. My prayers are with the family.

    Julie Knore Nunley
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I remember Aunt Lois when I was a little girl as DOLL, that’s what Uncle Willie called her, and that’s what she was. I recall all those old pictures of her and that what she looked like to me a beautiful doll. Aunt Lois was always so sweet. We have been truly blessed to have her as part of our family. She will be missed but she is forever present in our hearts.

    Sandra Cheatham-Dudley
    November 4, 2014
    Peoria, IL, US
  • A special prayer is sent to all of Aunt Lois’ family during our loss. She will be missed but not forgotten. Her special kindness to me and my family will be remembered for generations to come. My fondest memory of her is when she and Uncle Willie would visit Tuskegee,sit on the side porch at my Mom’s house and enjoy the beauty of life.

    Shirley Thornton
    November 4, 2014
    Duncanville, TX, US
  • May the Lord Almighty be with you during this painful period and shower you with his blessing.

    Christina O. Adeshakin
    November 4, 2014
    Grayson, GA, US
  • Willie, you likely will not remember me among the many faces and friends you had at Battelle, but I remember with great fondness and respect both you and your wife. May you be comforted by the many pleasant memories that you have, and by the many friends you have made over the years. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

    Ron Kathren
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • This is a beautiful memorial of Mother Roquemore! Much blessings.

    Ervin D. Upton
    November 4, 2014
    Mountain, View, CA, US
  • To the family:

    We want you to know that you have our deepest symathy and prayers. We will miss this faithful woman of God. We loved her, but God loved her more. Much love the Jones Family.

    Fred & Ruby Jones
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US