Emma Pearl Gilmore was born and raised in Milton, Florida, the daughter of the late Mary Lee and Bert Davis. Emma accepted Christ at an early age and served as a Deaconess at Mt Pilgrim Baptist Church.
Emma was educated in the Santa Rosa County School system and graduated from TR Jackson High School Class of 1959.
Emma is preceded in death by brothers William Davis (Indianapolis, IN), Garland Neal (Milton) and sister, Catherine Davis (Milton).
Emma leaves to cherish her loving memory, a loving and devoted husband of 57 years, James Gilmore; one sister, Erma Norphard, Milton; one son, LTC (Ret) Keith Gilmore (Francisca) Pensacola, FL; three daughters: Kim Gipson (Greg-Cdr Ret), Virginia Beach, VA, Karen Gilmore, Atlanta, GA, Krystal Gilmore, Milton; goddaughter, Mona Riley Lewis, Milton; grandchildren: Davarius and Christopher of Milton, Alexxa and Zim of Virginia Bch, Noel of Atlanta, Brittney (Nick), Sally (Alejandro) of Pensacola, Emma (Tyler) of Fort Meade, MD, Michael (Bethzel) of Ft Bliss, TX, Brian of Charlotte, NC, Katie of Atlanta and a host of nieces and nephews and special friends Juenelle Brown, Joan McCorvey.
Visitation will be at 11:30 am until service at 1:00 pm at Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jamie Smith officiating. Interment will be at Milton Keyser Cemetery.