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With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to Frances Anne Emory, a beloved mother, wife, sister, and faithful friend. Known as Red to many, and with unwavering courage, giving cancer her ginger finger, she stood firm against a terminal diagnosis for three years, making lasting memories living, laughing and loving up until drawing her last on Sunday, 9 June, 2024, in Apex, N.C. A lover of nature’s splendor, Red hiked countless trails across this grand and beautiful country, enjoying life’s simple moments away from modernity, capturing the best in photos, often encouraging one and all to do the same.

Preceding Frances in death were her mother and father, Frances and DuVal Williams, along with her beloved first husband, Scott Emory. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Roddy and Jackie Williams, and her children, with extended members, Sarah Emory and Justin Dee, with Lily Bell, Christian and Andrew Emory. After a brief but joyful three-year courtship with Don Carr, they got hitched in the mountains on 8 September 2022 to tackle and enjoy life as one.

North Carolina Celebration: Sunday, 21 July, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Little Herb House, 5800 Holland Church Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27603.

Virginia Celebration: Saturday, 27 July, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Lafayette Park on the York River in Waterview neighborhood, under tent with chairs. This location is where Lafayette Road terminates at Laurens Road in Gloucester Point.

Frances loved her granddaughter dearly, and as per her final wishes, we are also working to establish a trust to ensure her education and well-being. Again, once the ink has dried, we will communicate the details.

Until our gatherings, we close with the following excerpt from “On the Death of the Beloved” by John O’Donohue.

May you continue to inspire us:
To enter each day with a generous heart.
To serve the call of courage and love
Until we see your beautiful face again
In that land where there is no more separation,
Where all tears will be wiped from our mind,
And where we will never lose you again.