Emily Estelle Beasley Schmitt, 85 years young, died Monday, May 25, 2009, at Cape Fear Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C.
She was born to Alfred and Emily (Powell) Beasley in Johnston County, N.C., on Dec. 27, 1923. Emily was an avid bowler, reader and enjoyed traveling.
She was preceded by her parents, husband Richard F. Schmitt and brother Otha Beasley.
Survivors include her two daughters, Kathryn S. Nutt from Raleigh, N.C.; Laura S. Bush and husband David from Fayetteville; grandchildren Robin N. Clements, Walter E. Nutt III., Rebecca L. von Arx, Karen M. von Arx, Jacob S. Bush; sisters Valda Jones, Pat Anderson and Barbara Geis; and brothers Don Beasley and Joe Beasley.
Visitation will be held today, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday in the mausoleum at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Condolences to www.mitchellraleighmemorial.com.