Emma Freeman-Ponder

Emma Jean Freeman- Ponder 72, of Washington, PA, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 11, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born August 9, 1945, in Wheeling General Hospital, in Wheeling, WV, daughter of the late Orville T. Freeman and Emma Virginia (Perry) Freeman.

Emma graduated from Smithfield High School in 1963. She retired from Superior Valve Co. in Washington, PA, after 37 years of employment. She enjoyed bowling with her husband. She also enjoyed going to the casino.

Emma was a member of Shaffer Chapel A.M.E. Church in McIntyre, OH, and a charter member of Oak Lake Park Inc.

Surviving is her husband, Daniel Ponder Jr.; her daughter, Andrea (Lynndale) Freeman; her stepdaughter, Doris Ann Ponder; her stepson, Daniel (Marke) Ponder, III; her brother, Ted (Phyllis) Freeman; grandchildren Kendra, Mya, Andrew, Aleaisa, Jason and Krista; three great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew; three great-nieces and one great-nephew.

Friends and family will celebrate her homecoming on Friday, October 20, 2017, at Shaffer Chapel AME Church in McIntyre, OH. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church and her funeral service will start at 1 p.m. Rev. Melody Essex will officiate and her burial will be held at the convenience of her family.

Arrangements for Emma are in the care of the J.E. Foster Funeral Home in Smithfield, OH.

Condolences may be offered to her family on our website www.jefosterfh. com.