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Remnant Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery
Saturday January 23rd, 2021

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Emily Bounds



Emily Edwards Bounds, age 81, formerly of the Pleasant Gardens Community, Marion, North Carolina, departed to be with the Lord peacefully on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Open Arms Retirement Center in Raeford, North Carolina.  The daughter of the late Arthur and Eva Rice Edwards, she was born in Burke County, North Carolina on June 07, 1939.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Howard Bounds who passed away on November 13, 2017; and one son, Jameel Taru Bounds, who passed away on March 19, 2020. 


Emily attended Drexel High. She was an alumnus of Wake Forest University and Mars Hill College. She served her Lord in Red Springs, North Carolina as a music minister. Mrs. Bounds taught in the McDowell County School System and at Tabernacle Christian School.  She fondly directed and played in Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church's' hand bell choir, where she was a member for over 60 years.


Left to cherish her precious memories are her daughter, Jenai Bounds of Saluda, North Carolina; and four grandchildren, Aliza Hyde-Bounds, Ivy Hyde-Bounds, Josiah Hyde-Bounds and Tukki Bounds. 


A graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Howard. 


In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Emily’s memory are asked to consider, Lunch Bunch Program, 5182 US Highway 70 West, Marion, North Carolina 28752.  Please make check payable to: “Lunch Bunch”. 


Those wishing to send condolences to the family are asked to send to, Jenai Bounds, 3618 Howard Gap Road, Saluda, North Carolina 28773.





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A heartfelt farewell to a sweet and gracious lady for whom I have precious memories of our dating at Mars Hill and Wake Forest University.

Don Groce Apr 17 2021 12:00 AM

Emily was a dear friend to me for sixty plus years. I loved her so. I loved the twinkle in her eyes, her sweet smile, her infectious laugh like her mother, the way she loved her family, and the way all could see, in all she did, how she loved the Lord. She was an example to me of Proverb's virtuous woman (Proverbs 31:10-31). She loved beautiful things: flowers, music, bells, etc. Emily always strived for excellence in all she did. Oh what a joy it was to spend time with her! She will be so missed, but we will see her later. I can only imagine how the bells of Heaven will chime for her. I'm so glad Emily was a part of my life. Thank you Jesus for Emily.

Connie Ashby Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Emily Bounds

Diane & David McKinney Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM