Emily Hill Sides, 79, of Rockwell, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury, NC. She was born on October 21, 1938 in Kannapolis, NC to the late Robert Wayne Hill.
She was a 1956 graduate of Central High School. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Salisbury where she enjoyed helping any way she could. Emily enjoyed working on crossword puzzles and going fishing whenever she could. She loved her family more than anything and spending time with them.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene "Gene" Sides; and two sisters, Connie Little, and Arlene Barber.
Emily is survived by her two daughters, Pam Staton (Gerald) of Rockwell, and Janet Johnson (Rick) of Salisbury; two grandsons, Ryan Staton (Diantha) of Rockwell, and Philip Johnson of Carrboro; three granddaughters, Brittany Bonnett-Staton (Deb) of Charlotte, April Ulrich (Bryce) of Aurora CO , Allison Monk (Nathan) of Lexington; four great-granddaughters, Maddie Staton, Ellis Claire Monk, Chyler Staton, and Myers Monk; two great-grandsons, Hamilton Ulrich, and Truett Ulrich; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 12:30 to 1:45 PM at Emmanuel Baptist Church (2300 Bringle Ferry Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147). The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM following the visitation at the church, conducted by Rev. Dale Kinley. Burial will take place at Brookhill Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Emily may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church (2300 Bringle Ferry Road Salisbury, NC 28147) or to The Gideons International (PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800).
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Sides family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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