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Emma Thompson Pope

Our loving mother, Emma Thompson Pope, 99, of Raleigh passed away Monday, July 25, 2022 at Duke University Hospital.

Mother was born on January 13,1923 in Warren County to the late Dinks Thompson and Mary Faulkner. Mother graduated valedictorian from Wilton High School and retired from Murdoch Developmental Center with an associates degree in Pharmacology.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor officiated by Dr. Curtis Dupree. Burial will follow in the Brassfield Baptist Church Cemetery. Mother’s happy place was digging, planting and chopping in her yard.

Mother leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Joan Cash Carden (Buddy) and Judy Cash Porterfield (J.C.); three grandchildren, Brandon Wilson (Kandi), Jacob Porterfield (Misty) and Jay Porterfield (Jessica); eight great-grandchildren, Shane Wilson, Tristan Porterfield, Aiden Wilson, Dillon Wilson, Cody Cash, Coleton Cash, Lilli Porterfield and Cash Porterfield; one sister, Mary T. Hockaday; one brother, Roy Patterson and many nieces, nephews and extended family. Mother was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Edwin Cash; her second husband, Willie E. “W.E.” Pope; one son, Billy Gene Cash, two grandchildren, Charles Edwin Cash and Patrick Gene Cash; one sister, Beatrice “Sissy” Clements and five brothers, Joseph Thompson, Pryor Thompson, C.W. Thompson, Wayne Thompson and Troy Patterson.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.

Flowers are kindly accepted or donations may be made to Brassfield Baptist Church, 2072 Hwy 96, Creedmoor, NC 27522.

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, the family requests that all in attendance wear a mask.


  • Lynn & Robbie Gullie Posted July 27, 2022 1:46 am

    So sorry for the loss of your beloved and precious Mom. Your family remains in our thoughts and prayers. May your hearts be blessed with lots of special memories to cherish 🙏

    • Judy C Porterfield Posted July 29, 2022 9:34 pm

      Thank you so much, Mother loved her church and church family

  • John & Doris Stewart Posted July 27, 2022 2:41 am

    Judy and family, we are so sorry about the loss of your dear mom! We are praying the Lord will give you extra strength now and in the days ahead. We love you! John and Doris Stewart

    • Judy C Porterfield Posted July 29, 2022 9:35 pm

      Thank you John and Doris for love and prayers!

  • Michael O Turner Posted July 27, 2022 9:22 am

    Joan, Judy and Family,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet mom. I have many fond memories growing up with you all back in the late 60’s.
    Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers in the weeks ahead.
    Mike and Gail Turner

    • Judy C Porterfield Posted July 29, 2022 9:37 pm

      Thank you Mike and Gail. Yes good memories indeed. Keep the prayers coming

  • Hilda and William Davis Posted July 27, 2022 4:46 pm

    Judy Joan and Family
    We are so sorry for your loss, we know it’s hard to lose a loved one but you have the memories witch you will never lose
    We love you Hilda and William

    • Judy C Porterfield Posted July 29, 2022 9:38 pm

      Thank you for all the love and support!

  • Barbara Hildebran Posted July 27, 2022 11:27 pm

    To Judy, Joan and family
    You all are in my prayers.
    She was a sweet and caring lady and will be missed by all that knew her.

    • Judy C Porterfield Posted July 29, 2022 9:39 pm

      Thank you Barbara for your support and visits to see Mother. She loved BJ and you very much

  • Dorothy Slaughter Blackwell Posted July 28, 2022 4:33 am

    Joan and Judy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your dear mother! I have fond memories of your friendship during our school years. ❤

    • Judy C Porterfield Posted July 29, 2022 9:40 pm

      Thank you so much ,

  • Betty Rigsbee Posted July 28, 2022 1:50 pm

    You was loved and you will be missed. Rest in peace my dear friend.

    • Judy C Porterfield Posted July 29, 2022 9:41 pm

      You were so good to our mother. And we appreciate every act of kindness.

  • Arlene H Harris Posted July 28, 2022 2:03 pm

    Mrs. Emma was a sweetheart. I missed her after I moved away to North Wilkesboro. Rest in peace my dear friend.

    • Judy C Porterfield Posted July 29, 2022 9:42 pm

      Thank you Arlene. Yall go way back. She is at peace and rest with her Savior.

  • Albert Markham Posted July 28, 2022 2:09 pm

    Emma will be missed. Knew her for 37 years and loved to make her laugh and will miss her. She leaves a legacy of kindness, love, and family.

  • Judy C Porterfield Posted July 29, 2022 9:44 pm

    Thank you Albert. Mother was a unique person and sure loved to laugh! She never lost her sense of humor.

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