|Emmalee Ingrid Bryan~Honorable & Courageous~Gods most Perfect Creation~
Emma was 14 years old. She was from Nockamixon Township, PA, and she passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA.
Born August 13, 2003, in Doylestown, PA, Emmalee was a lifelong resident of Nockamixon Township, PA. She attended Palisades High School. Emmalee worked at Pirates Pier Café and was the number one greeter. She was a member of Awana at Palisades Community Church and a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, who kept her in prayer since her diagnosis when she turned one.
Emmalee is survived by her parents Jeffery Scott Bryan and Theresa Jane Bryan, her three brothers Jeffrey Scott Bryan, Jr., Calvin Thomas Bryan, and Colton Lee Bryan, her two sisters Amanda Claire Kreuzburg and Shelby Anna Marie Bryan, her maternal grandfather Thomas Lee and her paternal grandmother Eleanor Suzanne. She is also survived by so many wonderful and special aunts, uncles, cousins, nurses, and friends. Emmalee was predeceased by her maternal grandmother Ingrid Anna Marie and her paternal grandfather David A. Bryan, Sr.
Emma opened her arms from the day she was born and grew a circle of love around her quite quickly. She was the face of an Angel, her hand gently curled, we knew life would be special with her in our world. She was quiet and content but her presence well known. She welcomed attention like a Queen on her thrown (words from her Aunt Debbie).
Emma was a piece of Heaven on Earth. God gave her to us because he knew we would take care of her. The world prayed for you, Sweet Girl. We are so blessed to have been the family that was chosen for her. We are mourning such a huge loss of this beautiful soul, yet trying to focus on all the unconditional love she gave to everyone she met and the joy she has given our family, friends and community. Our family is trying to figure out the impossible task of living without her. We know she is in heaven looking down on all of us who showed her love, support and kindness, which gave her the strength to excel and soar. For everyone who touched her life, we are forever grateful.
Our family built our home with every step of the process with her in mind. Our children poured their lives into helping with Emma’s care with only one thought to be the glory to do so. We will be building a memorial garden at our home in honor of Emma. Every year when it blossoms, flowers will be everywhere to keep Emma alive in our hearts. For anyone who would like us to plant something for them, there will be a table and basket for seeds or plants outside the church. Please put your name on it.
Our baby girl, you are honored. You are loved. You are courageous. You are funny. You are a joy. You are so adorable. You are our hero. Most of all, You were Ours. In our hearts forever and ever, Momma, Daddy, Jeffrey, Calvin, Colton and your Amazing big sister Shelby who effortlessly lent you a helping hand.
Blessed by our many friends and our family who have supported and stood by us every step of the way. Love Forever to her Godparents, Jennifer and Joseph Finlayson. Thank you, Aunt Sheri, who spent endless hours laughing with her. Thank you to Palisades School District, her Amazing Classmates, and her incredible teachers~ Colleen Kaufman, Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Hilton, Mrs. Mong, and Mrs. Johnson. Thank you to all of our loyal customers and employees at Swamps Auto, Inc. for their prayers and support through the years. Forever Grateful for Bayada Nurses~ Megan, Sharon, Margot, Tammy, Jen, Marie, Sheila, Heather, and Kristi. Her favorite color is orange so whenever we all look up at the sky and see beautiful shades of orange, please remember Emmalee.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday July 18, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm at St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA 1891894
A Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 11:30am, St. John the Baptist Church, 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA 18942 followed by interment in St. John’s Cemetery, Haycock is private.
Arrangements are under the care of the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Milford, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA, 18942 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.