Emily Hays Everett 

March 20, 1949 –

Aug. 2, 2013

Emily Hays Everett, 64, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. She was born March 20, 1949.

Emily is survived by daughters, Dr. Beverly J. Everett of Bismarck N.D./Bemidji Minn., Kristen Everett Waidler and son-in-law, David Waidler; granddaughters, Maggie and Esmé Waidler of Dallas, Texas, Rebecca and Mike Mangan, Abby and Joey Mangan of Annandale, Va.; sister, Carla Hays Jones-Batka and Bill Batka of Alexandria, Va., brother, Thomas Hays and Suzanne Hays of Waxahachie; niece, Hope Hays Zettler; and nephews, Alan Hays, Justin Jones and Jason Jones.

She was predeceased by parents, Finis C. and Ruth Hays; aunt, Ruby Parks; nephew, Tommy Hays; brother-in-law, Bill Jones; and sister-in-law, Linda Hays. 

A Waxahachie native, Emily attended Waxahachie High School and Baylor University. Her career included a long-time position with GMAC and an executive position with the Chorister’s Guild. 

Emily was a member of First Baptist Church of Waxahachie for more than 50 years. An active member and leader in the church’s music ministry, Emily was a member of both the Sanctuary Choir and the handbell choir, director of the children’s choir and a Sunday School teacher. In 2011, she participated in a music mission trip to Guatemala. 

Emily’s most important and loved role was that of “Amia” to her granddaughters. Beloved by her family and friends, she is remembered for her sweet, generous and vibrant spirit, and for her strength and bravery with which she inspired so many.  

Visitation was held Monday, Aug. 5, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 6, at First Baptist Church of Waxahachie. 

Memorials may be given to the Be the Match Foundation. 

Funeral arrangements directed by Wayne Boze Funeral Home of Waxahachie.