On April 10, 2018, Bishop Henry Lee Emerson, Sr., was called to his heavenly home to spend eternity with God.
Bishop Henry Lee Emerson, Sr., was born December 2, 1949 to the late David and Laura Emerson. He was the 10th of 14 children. He had six brothers and two sisters who preceded him in death. He was united in holy matrimony in 1969 to Lottie Mae Cole.
Bishop Henry Lee Emerson, Sr., leaves to cherish his devoted and faithful wife of 49 years; Lottie Mae Emerson and from their union also survives three sons; Henry Lee (Pamela) Emerson, Jr., Leonard (Gina) Emerson and Brian Douglas (Heidi) Emerson, surviving siblings; Clara Bishop, Mary (Aaron) Cole, James (Cora) Emerson, Reverend Cornelius (Betty) Emerson and Richard (Felicia) Emerson, a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Bishop Henry Lee Emerson, Sr., was baptized in Jesus name and he received the Holy Ghost in 1969. He was working for Jesus until he took his last breath. He founded Christ Temple Church of Elkhart, September 1, 1984 and faithfully served the Lord until the day he died.
Bishop Henry Lee Emerson, Sr., was also a businessman and an entrepreneur. In 1979, he stared the business Emerson Maintenance, Inc. He was the president and owner. Through his commercial moving business, he saw a need for cleaning services. The company began with four employees and has expanded to include 45 part and full time employees. Emerson Maintenance was voted “Small Business of the Month”, July of 1990. Henry Emerson was invited to a luncheon on Tuesday, May 7, 1991 honoring the 1990-1991 winners of the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Month Award and the banquet was in the board room of the Midwest Commerce Bank. Henry Emerson began J&H Maintenance Supply in 1990 after his company Emerson, Inc., became the Small Business of the Month.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Christ Temple Church, 114 North Beech Road, Osceola, IN., with viewing from 10:00 a.m., to 11:00 a.m., at the church. Burial will follow at Prairie Street Cemetery.