Emma Jo Kendricks

Emma Jo Kendricks, 11, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Riley Hospital after her hard fought battle with a brain tumor which started May 5, 2009.

Emma was born Sept. 2, 2006, at Lafayette, to Chad and Amanda Callihan Kendricks. She had finished the fourth grade at Hoover Elementary and had also attended Willson, New Market and Nicholson Elementary schools. She attended New Hope Christian Church and had just finished her fifth year at Dance By Deborah.

Emma was named the 2014 Youth Ambassador for the Riley Miracle Ride. She loved dancing, swimming and playing video games on her iPad. She loved Disney and got to go on a dream trip with her family to Walt Disney World. Tangled was her favorite Disney Movie. Emma loved animals and her dog Wrigley. She really loved to cook. She very much loved to play with her brother, sister and cousins and enjoyed picking on her Papaw Johnny.

Emma is survived by her parents, Chad and Amanda; sister Addison; brother Colton; paternal grandparents, John and Debbie Kendricks; maternal grandmother Janis Callihan; great-grandfathers, Charles Kendricks and Sam (Willie) Haslam; aunts, Mandy (Brandon Turner) Jones, Autumn (Jason) Ramsey and Cindy (Chris) Holcomb; uncle Sean Callihan; and cousins, Aubrey and Caden Jones, Maddie and Payton Holcomb, Lanie and Cole Ramsey and a new baby cousin on the way.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather Bill Callihan; and great-grandmothers, Delores Kendricks, Patricia Haslam and Jacqueline Pierce.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at New Hope Christian Church, with David Elliott and Pastor Darrell Portwood officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery North. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Give Kids the World, 210 S. Bass Road Kissimee, FL 34746 or online at http://www.gktw.org.

Online condolences may be left at www.huntandson.com.