Emily Cross Dalton

Emily Cross Dalton

Suffolk, VA
03.02.1921 - 01.21.2018
Birthplace
Virginia

Emily Cross Dalton, 96, of Suffolk passed away on January 21, 2018. She was an avid quilter and founding member of the Suffolk Quilters Guild, member of Oxford United Methodist Church, and also taught classes on quilting for the City of Suffolk.  Her family and friends treasure her handcrafted items.

She is survived by her sisters; Dorothy Gatling of Suffolk, Mildred Beauter of Norfolk, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and, great-nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph A. Dalton; sisters, Virginia Larke Cross, Ann Cross Beaton; a brother, Henry Parker Cross, Jr.

Emily’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Emily’s very special friend, Marsha Rooks, for everything she did for Emily.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11:00am in R. W. Baker & Company Funeral Home, 509 W. Washington Street Suffolk, Virginia with burial to follow in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers please make donation to a charity of your choice. Condolences can be offered to the family below.

 
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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
509 W. WASHINGTON STREET
SUFFOLK, VA 23434
United States

Visitation
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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
509 W. WASHINGTON STREET
SUFFOLK, VA 23434
United States

Cemetery

Holly Lawn Cemetery
1525 N. MAIN STREET
SUFFOLK, VA 23434
United States

Guestbook

To put into words what Emily meant to me would be impossible. She was a fabulously multi-talented Indepenant woman of whom I learned so much. To put into words what Emily meant to me would be impossible. She was a fabulously multi-talented Indepenant woman of whom I learned so much. I enjoyed our evening talks.....discussing quilting, "the old days" and of course baseball. 😊 Emily was a wonderful teacher and leader in Suffolk's "quilting world" having taught hand work for many, many years for the City of Suffolk. She started the local Suffolk Quilters Guild which has been around for just over 30 years. I could go on and on. Her love for her husband Joe was an amazing once-in-a-lifetime love. Listening to Emily recall the early years when Joe was still alive was mesmerizing.....I could listen to her for hours. Sitting with her, sharing some peach cobbler or taking her some wings from Hardee's or a pepperoni pizza and a Coke would make her day. Emily will be missed.....but not more than I will miss her. My heart aches knowing that I will never laugh or have those special times with her again.....but on the other hand, I celebrate Emily's life. She loved, she learned, she taught, she laughed.....and lived 96 wonderful years. Rest In Peace my dear friend. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend services as I moved this past year quite a distance from Suffolk. I'm making several donations in Emily's name to Charities that make a difference, ones that I know she would approve of 😊

Cynthia Cossu

To put into words what Emily meant to me would be impossible. She was a fabulously multi-talented Indepenant woman of whom I learned so much. I enjoyed our evening talks.....discussing quilting, "the old days" and of course baseball. 😊 Emily was a wonderful teacher and leader in Suffolk's "quilting world" having taught hand work for many, many years for the City of Suffolk. She started the local Suffolk Quilters Guild which has been around for just over 30 years. I could go on and on. Her love for her husband Joe was an amazing once-in-a-lifetime love. Listening to Emily recall the early years when Joe was still alive was mesmerizing.....I could listen to her for hours. Sitting with her, sharing some peach cobbler or taking her some wings from Hardee's or a pepperoni pizza and a Coke would make her day. Emily will be missed.....but not more than I will miss her. My heart aches knowing that I will never laugh or have those special times with her again.....but on the other hand, I celebrate Emily's life. She loved, she learned, she taught, she laughed.....and lived 96 wonderful years. Rest In Peace my dear friend. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend services as I moved this past year quite a distance from Suffolk. I'm making several donations in Emily's name to Charities that make a difference, ones that I know she would approve of 😊

Cynthia Cossu

I am very much missing seeing and talking to my dear friend as I know are many others. I am grateful for the time we were able to spend together. Debbie Hill

Debbie Hill

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