A celebration of Reva Irene Emisonís life will be held at the Heartland Funeral Home chapel in Early, Texas, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, with Pastor Mary Smith and Norman Smith officiating. Burial to follow at Lost Creek Cemetery in north Brown County.

Reva is survived by her husband Oscar of the home, son Henry Emison of Brownwood, son Steve and wife Darla Emison of Midland, Texas, daughter Kay and husband Norman Smith of New Braunfels, son Ross Emison and wife Rhonda of north Brown County, and son Doug Emison of Houston. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Noble and Irene Irvine, brother N.J. Irvine, and sister Ada Irvine.

Reva was born Aug. 7, 1925, in Lang, Saskatchewan, in Canada, and married Oscar Emison in Hollywood, Calif., on July 25, 1945. She was a member of Brownwood First Nazarene Church.

Our mother was a lifelong homemaker and loved to cook. She had a way about her that made everyone feel special, and we all thought we were her favorite. She taught us all how to live, to laugh, and to love. She loved to write poetry, and was very skilled in needlework and sewing. Later in life she learned to be computer literate, and learned to e-mail her friends and relatives. She was very proud of her Irish heritage, as well as being a naturalized American citizen. We will deeply miss her as we have lost the best among us.

The family requests that memorials be sent to the Good Samaritan Ministries in Brownwood, Texas, P.O. Box 1136, Brownwood, TX 76804

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at www.heart