Emma, age 91, went to her Heavenly home on Friday, October 14, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was a lifetime resident of Holden. Emma loved spending time with her family and even enjoyed an occasional trip to the casino! She was a wonderful woman that will be missed by all who knew her. Emma is survived by her son, Larry Pierson Sr. (Patricia), son in law, Robert "Bobby" L. Adams ; grandchildren, Derek Adams (Cindy), Larry Pierson Jr. (Marshan), and Stacy Pierson Johnson (Timmy); great grandchildren, Heather Adams Buffington (Adam), Derek "DJ" Adams, Jr., Tyler Adams, Brad and Lillie Pierson, and Cheyenne and Coye Johnson; great-great grandchildren, Aiden, Alex and Amelia Buffington; sisters, Alfie Lockhart Benedetto (Leon), and Betty Lockhart Connors (Fred); brother, Gene Lockhart; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Copeland; daughter, Margaret Elaine Pierson Adams; parents, Frank and Viola Lockhart; sister, Dorothy "Dot" Miller; and brother, Merle Lockhart. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, Hammond, on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in James Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Holden, LA. Condolences and other information are available online at www.thompsoncares.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home.
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