Emma passed away at her home in Los Banos, CA on July 15, 2018. She was 75.
Emma was born June 13, 1943 in Hampton, Arkansas to Charley and Mariah Roper. She was educated and married Jessie L. Ivey in Marianna, Arkansas.
Emma came to California in 1962 and worked a variety of jobs. She moved around a lot and lived in many cities in California, settling in Los Banos where she passed away.
She was a faithful member of Los Banos Church of God in Christ and enjoyed the times that she spent with her family. She also enjoyed fishing and eating soul food.
She was predeceased by her parents, Charley and Mariah Roper, two brothers, Will Roper and Michael Roper and a sister Bernice Cooper.
She is survived by her son, Rashad Ivey, three sisters, Betty Roper (Los Banos), Patricia Roper (Oakland) and Charline Cain, (Malvern, AR), sister in law, Helen Dickerson (Los Angeles, CA) and many nieces, nephews, cousins, her church family and friends.
Visitation will be held at Los Banos Church of God in Christ, 707 E St., Los Banos, CA from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, followed by the funeral at 11:00 am on July 26, 2018.
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