Emma Brooks Schenck, 96, of Shelby, NC passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain, NC.
She was born in Cleveland County, NC on January 25, 1924 to the late Beulena Gertrude Borders and Walter Lee Brooks.
She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Shelby, North Carolina until her health declined. She faithfully served on the usher board, senior choir, and was a member of the Seniors on the Move Ministry. She was a resident of White Oak Nursing Home in Kings Mountain, North Carolina.
As a young woman, Emma moved from North Carolina to New Jersey, where she lived and worked until she retired and moved back to North Carolina. Emma retired at the (early) age of eighty-nine years old and dedicated her life to serving others as a dietician at Northwood Health Care Center, and as a one-on-one caregiver to many people. Afterwards, she continued to work for three years as a volunteer at the Neal Senior Center in Shelby, North Carolina.
Emma was a social- butterfly and enjoyed the company of many people. She enjoyed traveling and cruising, having parties for family and friends, bowling and exercising, gardening, dressing like a diva and being forever young. She was a member of the Elk's Lodge and a member of Amaranth Queen of the South Eastern Star where she served as a Doorkeeper.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Louise Borders Cloud; a brother-in-law, James Cloud, Sr.; close niece, Dolleta Howell; and a grand-daughter, Lisa Wilford.
Mrs. Schenck leaves fond and loving memories to cherish; a daughter, Shannon Malachi of Shelby, North Carolina; three grand-daughters, Shanna Wilford of Rodgers, Arkansas, Meeka Wilford of Shelby, North Carolina and Kenna Wilford of Shelby, North Carolina; a god-son, Joshua McGill of Shelby, North Carolina; four generations of nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and many friends.
Due to recent coronavirus state guidelines limiting the size of gatherings, the service for Mrs. Schenck will be private. She may be viewed on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at S.T. Enloe Memorial Chapel from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. Condolences can be expressed online at www.enloemortuary.com. Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.