January 21, 2023, 88, Goldsboro –
Emma Turnage Potter, age 88, passed away Saturday at the home of her daughter. Born in Wayne County, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Estelle Jones Turnage and the wife of the late Lionel Potter. She attended the Living Word Full Gospel Church. She was well known for her famous pineapple cakes that she made and gave as gifts all over the community.
A service to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park. The family will greet friends Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the funeral.
She is survived by her daughter, Audrey Gregory (Juan) Flores; a brother Roy Turnage; grandchildren, Alan Moody, Jessica Hood (Matt), Michelle (Jaime) Lopez, and Jamie Gregory; great-grandchildren, Lane Hood and Dewayne Strickland; a great great grandchild, Katherine; and a special daughter, Judy (Keith) Ingram.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Potter family and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com.