Emma was born on February 16, 1927, in Whitney, to the late Henry and Susie Deal.
Emma's parents, Henry and Susie Deal
, and her
sister, Jessie, preceded her
is a member of the Holly Grove M.B. Church
under the leadership of Rev. Jesse F. Gresham, where she
She has devoted 40 years of dedicated services to educating children in the Drew School District, where she taught at Hunter Elementary School and A.W. James Elementary School.
graduated from the Drew School District; Mississippi Valley State College
, (now Mississippi Valley State University) in Itta Bena; and did additional studies at Delta State University