Emma Rae McDermid, 13, of Texico, NM has entered into the gates of Heaven on February 3, 2018 in Clovis, NM, surrounded by her loving family.
Emma was born on September 2, 2004 to David and Nikki Williams McDermid. Emma Rae was born and raised in Clovis and Texico. She briefly attended the Texico Preschool, where she loved to watch and interact with all the children and teachers. She and her family were members of Central Baptist Church, and she had many, many people there who were very special to her. In 2010, Emma became very ill and since then she was homebound. Her nurse, Julie was like family, and she loved and cared for Emma Rae until the very end.
Emma Rae loved to listen to music and be talked to. She had an amazing laugh and the brightest smile. Her eyes would light up when she heard a familiar voice. She loved to take walks outside and swing. When she was younger, she loved to ride in her stroller with her brothers pushing her and shaking the stroller while yelling “earthquake”. She loved loud, noisy conversations and songs, which her brothers and cousins were always happy to provide. Emma Rae had many obstacles in her short life, and she overcame many of them. Emma was a brilliant example of God’s love, joy, and acceptance. While we are sad for our loss, we rejoice knowing that Emma Rae is now healthy and happy resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
She is survived by her mother, Nikki McDermid of Texico, NM and father, David McDermid of Portales, NM; brothers, Paden and Connor of Texico, NM; grandparents, JE and Billye Sue Williams of Clovis, NM, Rod and Ama McDermid of Portales, NM; aunts and uncles, Scott and Dawn Williams of Bartlesville, OK, Darren and Jan Williams of Clovis, NM, Mark and Tonya Yoesting of Texico, NM.
Steed Todd Funeral Home will host visitation on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 9:00am to 8:00pm. Emma’s Celebration of Life service will be held at Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris, on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 10:00am. Pallbearers will be her cousins: Kayna, Turner, Cooper, Landon, Abby Williams; and Katlyn, Madilyn, Sydnee Cook.
In lieu of flowers, please make checks to Texico Schools c/o Emma McDermid Scholarship Fund.
Nikki and Billie Sue and J.E. Williams and families
We are sorry for you loss of little Emma Rae but we know she has a healthy body now. Your family has always been special to us. God Bless each of you. Love Pauline and Dwain Collins
Dwain and Pauline CollinsClovis, NM
To the Family of this beautiful little angel. I am so sorry for your loss. May God Bless each and everyone of you during this difficult time. She is your special angel. Fly High Little Angel.
Sharon FloresAlbuquerque, NM
To the family of Young Miss Emma Rae McDermid:
I would like to express my condolences to you for the loss of your daughter, sister and granddaughter. No one is ever prepared for the death of a loved one, especially at such a young age. And the overriding feeling of sorrow can be one of intense emotional pain. But you do not have to suffer alone. Talking about your feelings can bring a measure of relief, writing can be helpful in expressing grief, and reading about the resurrection hope in God's Word, the Bible, can be a real source of comfort. At John 11:25, Jesus stated that he was the resurrection and the life, and for those who have faith in him, even if they die they will be brought back to life. And Jesus proved this. While he was on earth, Jehovah God enabled him to resurrect the dead. And he promised at John 5:28 that in the near future he will do it again, right here on a peaceful and righteous earth. Imagine the joy when Emma is restored to life and reunited with her loved ones.
F. SmithChambersburg, PA
My sincere condolences to the McDermid family. The death of a child can bring many tears and much pain. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of times spent together with Emma and have faith in God's promise of a new world where sickness and death will be no more. (Isaiah 33:24; Revelation 21:3,4) To learn more about God’s promise, get your copy of the Bible and go to the following link to read or listen to this Bible-based information: tinyurl.com/jtxj7a7. My deepest sympathy to you all.
So sorry to hear about Emma . What a blessing she was to so many and what an inspiration you and your family have been to so many Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wish we were there to give you all a big hug. Love you, David and Susie
David and Susie WoottonFort Worth, TX
Dear J.E., Billie Sue, and family,
My prayers are with you. May our Lord give you his comfort and peace. Emma is now healed and in the arms of Jesus. May God bless you in your time of sorrow.
Lynda MilburnClovis, NM
Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you during this difficult time. Hold your memories dear. Emma has her angel wings now and enjoying being without her earthly body 👼🏻
Clarence & DiannaReno, NV
Fly high, little angel. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great loss and sorrow. May the Lord give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Linda ThrowerClovis, NM
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.. My God wrap his loving arms around you and bring you peace and comfort.
Edith Ann BradleyClovis, NM
May it brighten your day and bring you some cheer knowing God's powers are near. As your child is resting, remember it's true that many warm thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you and yuor family.
Jim & Esther BargasPortales, NM
All of your family are in our prayers.
Chuck & Rita BradleyTexico, NM
Nikkie, I’m so sorry to hear about your daughter. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time,
Annette JohnsonClovis, NM
Please know that we are praying for you all and we are so sorry.
Stokes FamilyClovis, NM