Thelma Elizabeth Emerson

January 8, 1937 - November 5, 2023
Thelma Elizabeth Emerson

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Emerson,Thelma Elizabeth, a beloved mother and cherished soul,
departed from us on November 5, 2023, at Oakview Terrace Assisted
Living Facility.
Born and raised in the heart of San Antonio, Texas, Liz was the sole
living survivor among her eight siblings. She was preceded in death by
her parents, Salvadore and Agnes Palacios; and her siblings Herlinda
Looney, Alicia McGoon, George, Ralph, Edward, Ernest, Reynaldo and
Henry Palacios.
Her nickname at an early age was Lizzy, named that by her best friend
for life from 5 years old, Irma Villarreal, who has kept in touch with her
through eight decades.
Liz is survived by her daughter, Jeannette, and two sons, Mark and
Chris and grandchildren, Mason and Christian. Her presence will be
missed dearly.
She was a devoted mother, great cook, and seamstress, who in her
younger years loved roller skating.
She was happy to spend the last two years of her life close to her
daughter in the warmth of Florida walking in the local parks, watching
the wildlife, going to the zoo and the beach, shelling and best of all –
shopping. Previously for many years lived near Cooperstown, NY.
Liz Emerson may have departed this world, but her spirit, love, and the
memories she gifted us will forever linger in our hearts. In her passing,
she leaves a void that can never be filled but also a legacy of love that
will never fade.
Liz’s Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 20, 2023 at
11 am at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, 5228 Trouble Creek Rd,
New Port Richey, FL 34652. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations
may be made to your favorite charities in her name, or any Children’s
Assistant Programs, such as Children in Need, Pasco Kids First, or St
George Greek Orthodox Church in New Port Richey, Fl

Funeral Service

The funeral will take place on November 20, 2023 at 12:00 PM at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home (5228 Trouble Creek Rd. New Port Richey, FL 34652) followed by burial at Meadowlawn Cemetery cemetery (4244 Madison St. New Port Richey)

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5228 Trouble Creek Rd. New Port Richey, FL 34652
  • Monday, November 20, 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • November 20, 2023
    Emily and Adam Young says:
    Our deepest condolences. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • November 19, 2023
    Mark L. Emerson says:
    Good bye for now Mom, I love you. ◦ You always encouraged and supported me to be outside and do the things I loved whether it be photography, camping, fishing, hunting, cross country running, snowshoeing, or skiing. ◦ So these days since your passing when possible, I honor you in my own way doing just that, being outside, alone in the woods, hunting. As I sit with the wind in my face, sun shining, the blue birds and squirrels flittering around, I reflect on the time we spent. I will always remember the times you took me fishing as a kid, the times you helped me pack for camping trips, or the races you watched or followed with your collection of newspaper clippings. Your daily morning calls at college. … ◦ Later in life you always remained close with your phone calls and interest in my pursuits. The conversations usually started with “How are you my son?”, “What did you take pictures of?”. Whenever we spoke during fishing or hunting season you were always quick to ask “What did you catch?” Or “Did you get a deer?”. Well … “I got one deer, so far this season…oh…and a Bobcat.” ◦ I will always remember your encouragement, love, and support! Your first child was a daughter (my sister), but you had told me that the Dr.s said you couldn’t or shouldn’t have anymore kids. Having had 6 brothers and 2 sisters, you always wanted a son too, 12 years later I was born, and year and a half later another son (my brother). I thank you for never giving up hope and bringing my sister, myself, and my brother into this world. You were a passionate and caring mother who always wanted what’s best for us. Despite your personal struggles you always tried to put us first. I will always remember how much you cared, followed, supported, and were interested in us and in whatever we pursed. I will miss you! ◦ 💔🖤 My heart aches but I know you would want me to push through, raise and care for my family Amy and Christian, and to continue doing the things that I love. The one thing that I learned most from you is immediate family and son first, and your passion and commitment for raising a family. I will continue to honor you by doing just that, even if that means putting and accepting some distance between us, protecting, raising, and doing everything that I can for Christian, your grandson! ❤️ ◦ Love always, your son, Mark.