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Emma "Tommie" Painter
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Obituary for Emma "Tommie" Painter

Emma “Tommie” Painter, 102, of Waco passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 27, at Waco Memorial Park with Dr. Joe Bailey and Wes Bailey officiating. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 26, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home.

Tommie was born November 10, 1915, in Chilton, Texas, the daughter of Walker and Ada Wiggins Phelps. She married to Wood B. Painter on October 6, 1945. He preceded her in death December 4, 1985. She was a member of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church.

She is survived by best friends and caregivers, Donnie Keister and wife, Linda, of Speegleville, Texas, and their sons, Chris Keister and wife, Betsy, of Houston and Kevin Keister and wife, Tish, of Garland, Texas; two nephews, Wayne Phelps and wife, Ann, of Mooreville, Texas, and Roy Spivey and wife, Betty, of Hewitt, Texas; two nieces, Patsy Raynor of Waco and Phyllis Stewart and husband, Tim, of Woodway, Texas; and many wonderful friends.

The family would like to express special appreciation to Regent Care and Bluebonnet Hospice for the care and concern during our time of need, and to her roommate, Vallie Davis, for her companionship during her final days.

Memorials may be made to Columbus Avenue Baptist Church or to an organization of choice.
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Waco, TX 76710





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Waco Memorial Park

6623 South Interstate 35
Robinson, TX 76706

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Waco Memorial Park

6623 South Interstate 35
Robinson, TX 76706


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