Mrs. Emily Ruth Cook Harvey was born in Powell, TX to Mamie (Stovall) and George Cook, Sr. Emily was raised in Corsicana, Texas by Mamie and Leonard Johnson, Sr., along with seven brothers and sisters. She was a graduate of G.W. Jackson High, went on to obtain her license in cosmetology and was owner/operator of Smart Ladies Salon for over 40 years. Emily and Charles B. Harvey, Jr. married in 1959 and celebrated 51 years together. She loved to laugh and found joy in being surrounded by her many nieces and nephews. She is survived by her sisters, Pearline Johnson of Corsicana, TX and Bennie Marie Bradley of San Antonio, TX and her stepdaughter Charlesella Harvey Johnson of California. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and siblings: Henry Cook, Eula Bea Cook Barton, Preston Cook, George Cook, Jr. and Leonard Johnson, Jr. A wake will be held at 5:00 PM at MeadowLawn Funeral Home, 5611 E. Houston on Thursday 4/5/18. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, 4/6/18 at Second Baptist Church, 3310 East Commerce at 11:00 AM.

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