Frances Emma Phillips Wagner

Frances Emma Phillips Wagner


Emma-Wagner-2-20-17Emma Frances Phillips Wagner

February 21, 2017

Date of Service: February 26, 2017

Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace


Emma Frances Phillips Wagner, age 93, of Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Waters of Johnson City. Emma was born in Johnson City to the late W.E. and Elizabeth Harmon Phillips. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Reverend A.G. Wagner; a son, Arlin Wagner; one brother, Elbert Phillips; and a sister, Faith Smith.

Emma had worked as a Nurse’s Aide at Johnson City Memorial Hospital and was a member of Unity Fellowship, where she was known as “Mother of Our Church” and was affectionately called “Granny”. She loved word search puzzles and working with flowers.

Those left to cherish her memory include a son, Richard Wagner and wife Patsy, of Johnson City; two daughters, Darlene Stinnett and husband Charles and Karen Wilson and husband Mike, all of Johnson City; eight grandchildren, Greg Wagner, Wes Wagner, Scott Wagner, Matthew Wagner, Carrie Campbell, Regina Miller, Jennifer Cannon, and Julie Peterson; fourteen great grandchildren; four brothers, Arthur Phillips and wife Earline, Jackie Phillips and wife Violet, Charles Phillips and wife Phyllis, and Jerry Phillips and wife Linda; two sisters, Nancy Smith and husband Bud and Lynda Cupp and husband Clay. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A service to celebrate the life of Emma Frances Phillips Wagner will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Unity Fellowship Church, 907 South Cedar Avenue, Elizabethton, TN with Pastor Greg Wagner and Shannon Hoilman. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM in church chapel, prior to the service on Saturday.

The graveside service will be conducted at 10:30 AM on Sunday, February 26, 2017 in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Doug Wagner officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:25 AM on Sunday.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Staff of the Waters of Johnson City, Dr. James Hanson and nurses- Sandy, Diane and Sarah.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the Wagner family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917

Happy Valley Memorial Park