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Visitation

London's Mortuary
Friday January 22nd, 2021
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Graveside Service

Cedar Memorial Cemetery
Saturday January 23rd, 2021
11:00am

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Emma McCalla


Emma Lee (Teddy) McCalla was born on August 4, 1932 in Mineola, Texas to
Rufus and Frances McDowell. She was the oldest of six girls born to this
union. She lost both of her parents at an early age. Emma graduated from
Southward High School in Mineola, Texas. She was employed at Benham &
Company, being employed for over 30 years. She met and married Marcus
Randolph McCalla, Jr. on Monday, April 1, 1957 and they shared 54 years of
marriage before his death. Marcus and Emma were the parents of two chil-
dren, Verlinda McCalla and Marcus Randolph McCalla, III.
Emma was a “wise woman who buildeth her home; she was a virtuous
woman; for her price was far above rubies. Her kind and gentle spirit
touched everyone she came in contact with. Her hospitality was priceless.
She treated everyone as if they were her own.”
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Marcus Randolph
McCalla, Jr.; parents Rufus and Frances McDowell; three sisters Ernestine
Douglas, Della Livingston and Wanda Sessions.
Her precious memories will be treasured forever by her daughter: Verlinda
McCalla, and her son Marcus McCalla, III both of Mineola. Two siblings,
Faye McCann and Lola Clemons of Mineola. Two grandchildren, Marcus
Garrett and Emma Brianne McCalla of Mineola, nieces, nephews, cousins,
and many neighbors and friends.


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Guestbook

Sympathy and Love to the Family Forever and Always !!!!!Love, Patty Newsome and Family

gloria mays Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM

There are so many words to express about Teddy. First of all she's my favorite cousin, best buddy ever! The kindest,sweetest, most caring loving woman I've had in my life. She and Jennie were my buddies. Teddy, had a very loving soul, just sweet and precious in every way. Always, welcomed you with opened arms. I call her suga,suga! Loved her so much. She was very special to me! I'll miss our long phone conversations, and visits. God, I'll miss her period! Gone but never forgotten. God's Speed suga, suga, rest easy. Love you to the heavens and back. Tell my mama, and the rest I miss them and love them. God's Speed Teddy! Sincere condolences to the family. Love you all.

Sheila London Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Emma McCalla

gloria mays Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM

Mrs. Emma had a humble and generous spirit. Thank you for sharing her and for the beautiful video gallery. I can see your joy through your pain.

Clint & Pam Mitchell Jan 21 2021 12:00 AM

JUST WANT TO SAY I LOVE YOU YOU WERE ALWAYS MY COUSIN BUT SEEM LIKE MY MOM RIJ ALWAYS IN MY HEART

CONNIE WILLIAMS Jan 20 2021 12:00 AM

Verlinda and the McCalla Family,Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved ones today and always.I am FreeDon't grieve for me, for now I'm freeI'm following paths God made for meI took his hands I heard him callThen turned, and bid farewell to all. With All my Love, Vanessa Rankin

Vanessa Rankin Jan 20 2021 12:00 AM

MY MEMORY OF EMMA LEE (TEDDY) MCDOWELL MCCALLA ,
Some people come into our lives and leave a profound impression. It is this way with Emma. As the childhood best friend of her baby sister, Della, I witnessed the sacrifices and love she exemplified toward her siblings. She put her personal life on hold to look over her siblings until they grew into womanhood. Teddy was a strong woman who stood for strong principles. She showed love to others and was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, friend. and big sister to me .Every time we visited her, we left with something. Teddy will be missed! May you find comfort and cherish the beautiful memories of her.
Shirley Bryant Roberson

Shirley Roberson Jan 20 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Emma McCalla

Vanessa Rankin Jan 20 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Emma McCalla

CONNIE WILLIAMS Jan 20 2021 12:00 AM

MY MEMORY OF EMMA LEE (TEDDY) MCDOWELL MCCALLA ,Some people come into our lives and leave a profound impression. It is this way with Emma. As the childhood best friend of her baby sister, Della, I witnessed the sacrifices and love she exemplified toward her siblings. She put her personal life on hold to look over her siblings until they grew into womanhood. Teddy was a strong woman who stood for strong principles. She showed love to others and was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, friend. and big sister to me .Every time we visited her, we left with something. Teddy will be missed! May you find comfort and cherish the beautiful memories of her. Shirley Bryant Roberson

Shirley Roberson Jan 19 2021 12:00 AM

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