EMMA LEE MCGUIRE HEDGES was born on January 20, 1929 in Georgia. She was an only child born to Emma Daniel Porter. She attended Reese St. High School in Athens, Georgia and Boyd Vocational School in Washington, DC.
Emma worked in Boston several years at a tobacco company. While out on the town, she met the love of her life, Chief Robert I Hedges Jr. of the United States Navy. They were later united in Holy Matrimony. Compliments of the Navy, Emma traveled with her husband on many duty tours, which allowed her to venture many cities as well as other countries. Emma was a significant part of the Midway Island C.P.O. wives club during the 1970s.
Emma and her family eventually settled in Chula Vista, California, which became her permanent residence. She was employed with the Navy Exchange for twenty-seven years as a sales supervisor, before retiring in 1994.
She was a longtime member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, where she served under many pastors: Reverend Glenn Jones, Reverend Hudson, Reverend William Exum and lastly, Pastor Cedric Collins. She sung in the choir, served as a Greeter, and a member of the Guild Auxiliary, and Women Ministry “Led by Christ”.
Her passions were bowling, dancing and playing golf. She received many trophies and awards from her bowling league.
She leaves to cherish her memories; one son, Roger Lee Hedges of San Diego, CA, extended families, including in-laws, and many, many friends you will mourn her passing, yet celebrate a beautiful life.
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