Emma Carrington Edmunds of Halifax passed away Feb. 9, 2020.
She was born in Richmond on Jan. 30, 1946 and was 74 years of age. She was the daughter of the late James Easley Edmunds and the late Lavinia Winston Edmunds.
Emma was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and a member of the Vestry. She graduated from Randolph Macon Women’s College and was a journalist with the Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Magazine. She worked as director of Editorial and Design at University of Virginia and later at History United as Project Historian in Danville.
Noted for her work on Civil Rights, Emma developed an exhibit “Mapping Knowledge from 1945-1975,” which is now at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.
Emma was devoted to her family. She is survived by two sisters, Lavinia “Bebo” Edmunds, of Baltimore, Maryland
and Anne Sutphin and husband Lee of Richmond; nieces and nephews James Hannaway of Washington, D.C., Emma Hannaway of Baltimore, William Sutphin and wife Meredith of Richmond, Elizabeth Issacs and husband Kevin of Charlottesville and Peter Sutphin and fiancée Andrea Bustos of Richmond; and a great nephew Wyatt Sutphin.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 197 Mountain Rd., Halifax, with the Rev. Paul Rowles officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
For memorials consider Virginia Humanities, University of Virginia, 145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903; St. John’s Episcopal Church. 197 Mountain Rd., Halifax, VA 24558 or Randolph College, https://www.randolphcollege.edu/give/online/.
Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.
Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.