Emile Kathleen “Emi” Jarvis

Published 5:53 pm Monday, June 15, 2015

Emile Kathleen “Emi” Jarvis, age 73, of Jefferson Landing in Jefferson, N.C. passed away Friday morning, June 12, 2015, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Emi is survived by her husband of 52 years, G. Dan Jarvis; two sons, Dan Jarvis and wife Kathy of Clemmons, N.C., and David Jarvis and wife Allison of Tyler, Texas; and one daughter, Kris Scott and husband Jeff of Somerville, Ala. She was blessed with seven grandchildren: Connor Jarvis and Lindsay Jarvis of Clemmons, N.C.; Harley Scott and Rylan Scott of Somerville, Ala.; Ransom Jarvis and Isabelle Jarvis of Tyler, Texas; and Micah Jarvis of Pittsboro, N.C. She is also survived by two of her sisters, Alicia Kittess of Carson City, Nev., and Ruth Panzier of Pierre, S.D.

Her life was dedicated to the spiritual and physical nurturing of all those that were fortunate and blessed to know her. Emi was a devoted and faithful wife, loving and caring mother, and a dedicated and unfailing servant of her Lord Jesus Christ. Emi and her husband Dan accepted the Lord and committed their lives to serving Him shortly before their marriage in June of 1963. Although life and career brought several moves, wherever she found herself, she connected with other believers through church and Bible studies and found ways to serve and minister to those in need in her community and beyond.

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Emi joyfully served the Lord teaching Sunday schools, hosting and leading small groups, ministering to homeless and poverty stricken people and working the last six years along with her husband as an Operation Christmas Child shoebox Area Coordinator for the High Country in North Carolina. She was honored with the privilege of delivering thousands of the boxes to the children of Ukraine. Emi enjoyed gardening, cooking and entertaining guests, and she always found ways to share these gifts with others. While her life was cut short by cancer, her influence and love will impact for generations.

She was preceded in death by her father Edwin Richard Elko and mother Alice Genevieve Elko, and one sister, Irene Dose.

Funeral arrangements for Emi Jarvis are a family visitation and viewing, which will be held on Thursday, June 18 from 5-7 p.m. at Hampton’s Funeral Service in Boone, N.C. and a memorial service will be conducted on Friday, June 19 at 2 p.m. at Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alliance Bible Fellowship Missions Fund, 1035 NC Highway 105 Bypass, Boone, North Carolina, 28607 (online at abf.org); to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, North Carolina, 28607 (online at samaritanspurse.org); or to Trans World Radio, PO Box 8700, Cary, North Carolina, 27512-8700 (online at twr.org).

Online condolences may be sent to the Jarvis family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service in Boone is in charge of the arrangements.

Hampton Funeral Service, Inc.
Boone, N.C.