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EMILY LOVE STACK
EMILY LOVE STACK
Visitation: 10:00 to 11:00 AM Monday February 19, 2018 Memorial United Methodist Church
Service: 11:00 AM Monday February 19, 2018 Memorial United Methodist Church
Interment: Carolina Memorial Park
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Obituary:
Emily Love Stack, 74, of Cary, NC, formerly Charlotte, died peacefully in her sleep on January 29, 2018, at Waltonwood in Cary. Born September 3, 1943 in Concord, NC, she is predeceased by her parents, Ira Dock “Buck” and Mary Eva (Whitley) Love, and her late husband, Joseph Richard “Dick” Stack.

Emily was raised in the small mill town of Kannapolis, NC. She faithfully attended Memorial UMC on West “C” Street. Emily grew up surrounded by loving family members, including her late Aunt Kate Whitley, and her dear friends, the “Dirty Eight”. Emily was a majorette in the A.L. Brown marching band, and she was known for her beautiful legs. Upon graduation, she went to Peace College in Raleigh, NC, where she earned her associate degree. From there, she graduated from the University of South Carolina with a teaching degree. As fate would have it, she and three friends moved to Baltimore, MD, to teach English. It was at Hampstead Hill Junior High School where she met her husband. They married on August 12, 1967. Through the years, they lived in Baltimore, Asheville, Charlotte and Cary. After teaching and staying at home with her girls, Emily went on to have a successful career at Weyerhaeuser where she worked for 25 years.

She was fiercely loyal to her family and friends, and she always had an open ear for anyone who needed someone to listen. Emily’s love for her daughters and grandsons was immeasurable. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, love of singing and dancing.

Emily is survived by her daughters, Heather (Jay) Banks of Charlotte, NC and Kara (Jeff) Hornada of Apex, NC; grandsons Alexander Buck Hornada, Gavin Douglas Banks and Andrew Stack Hornada; brother, Ira Wayne (Ann) Love of Cary, NC; sister, Kathy (John) Hoce of Hilton Head, SC; and brother-in-law, Murt (Gail) Stack of Baltimore, MD.

The family is very thankful for the loving care their mom received at Waltonwood of Cary and from the care team from Heartland Hospice. A heartfelt gratitude goes to Georgette, ReRe, Yvette, Sharon, Irene, Tanea and Kathy. You all became family.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, February 19 at 11:00am at Memorial United Methodist Church at 1100 West “C” Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Receiving of friends will take place in the hour prior to the memorial service at Memorial UMC with a graveside service immediately following the memorial.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 (www.curealz.org). Online condolences may be made at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.
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From: Beth dellinger
"i AM SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF EMILY'S DEATH. WE WERE SUCH CLOSE FRIENDS GROWING UP IN KANNAPOLIS, N.C"
 
From: Max Story
"Sorry to hear about Emily's passing, I was in several of her classes at high school,She was a very sweet person. She will be missed."
 
From: Bobby Crutchfield
"Emily was one of my favorite people in High School.....very sweet, very pleasant.....a very nice person. My sincerest condolences."
 
From: Cathy Ussery Howell
"Sweet Emily and I were close friends in high school. We twirled batons in the band and enjoyed being with "the girls" for sleepovers, etc. Dewey and I send our condolences to Emily's family. She has passed thru heaven's gates and is at peace now."
 
From: Joyce Mitchell Gulledge
"Emily and I WENT TO SCHOOL IN KANNAPOLIS NC. WE WENT TO MCKNIGHT,CANNON JR HIGH, AND AL BROWN, SHE WAS A GREAT PERSON."
 
From: Alix Pavlic Phillips
"So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember all the fun we had in the Idlewild neighborhood. Peace Alix &Bob"
 
From: John & Kathy Ervin
"Bless her heart, Emily was a sweet lady and we enjoyed her friendship while working at Weyerhaeuser in Asheville & Charlotte. My birthday was September 2nd and we shared cake at work several times. A fun lady to be around. When she moved to Charlotte she rode with me to meet her new customers and I let her drive. (NEVER AGAIN). Our thoughts and prayers are with Heather & Kara and their families."
 
From: Anne Ware Black
"I went to high school with Emily, and she was always such a nice person and always had a smile and nice word to say. My sincere sympathy to her family, and may God be with you all during this sad time."