Patsy Mattie Lou Emerick, 93, of Port Charlotte passed away February 8, 2010 at Harbour Health Center in Port Charlotte. She was born February 8, 1917 in Craigsville, Virginia to Martha Carrier Craig and Charles Gordon Craig. After graduating from Asbury College, She married college classmate Samuel S. Emerick. Both received degrees from Drew University and Patsy became a kindergarden teacher, and Samuel a clergyman. They spent their professional careers in Indiana. Both were associated with Port Charlotte United Methodist Church.
Survived by her husband of 71 years, Rev. Samuel Emerick of Port Charlotte; three by sons, Craig Emerick of Dallas, TX, John Emerick of Fort Wayne, IN and Stephen Emerick of Centerville, OH; a sister, Dr. Sue Craig of Ashville, NC; seven grandchildren, Shannon, Barrett, Kim, Katy, Kevin, Shawna and Olivia, and ten great grandchildren.