Emma Sue Sexton, age 84 of Rocky Top, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at the Summit View of Rocky Top. She was born in Briceville on May 10, 1938 to the late Courtland and Della Phillips Tindell, both of whom worked in Oak Ridge on the Manhattan Project. She was an avid reader and her favorite author was Nicholas Sparks. During her life she wrote hundreds of short poems about her life, husband, faith, and all of her children and loved ones. She also loved making quilts and crocheting. She and her husband enjoyed feeding and watching birds that visited, and she loved working in her flower beds in the spring and summer. She enjoyed fall with all of the colorful leaves and her favorite color was purple, specifically lavender. She and her husband were of the Pentecostal Church of God faith and belonged to several small churches in the area over the years. She took pleasure in singing Gospel songs and talking to people about the Bible. She loved all children and loved them better than life itself. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by: husband, Hubert Sexton, Jr.; daughters, Bernadine Sexton and Rachel Sexton; son, Matthew Sexton; granddaughter, Rachel Kay Hawkins; sisters, Lossie, Vicki, and Ann; brothers, Jimmy, Banard, and Billy George.

She is survived by: children, Anthony Sexton and wife Janet, Judy Sexton, Jerry Sexton and wife Debora, David Sexton, Betty Phillips and husband Cline, Elizabeth Sexton and husband Marshall; Valerie Sexton, and Joe Sexton; sister, Wilma Bertram and husband Gordon; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and other family and friends. She was especially close to Vincent Rollyson, Donnie Wilson, and Dustin Wilson.

The family will receive friends at the Leach Family Funeral Home and Cremation on Monday, November 28, 2022 from 5-7pm. Attendees are asked to wear purple or lavender in memory of Emma Sue Sexton. Her graveside service will be on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 2pm at Leach Cemetery with Rev. Gordon Bertram officiating. www.leachfamilyfuneralhome.com