Emma Jean was born in Wayne County, Kentucky on September 20, 1936 to the late Odis Lesco “Bill” and Ida Belle Catron Guffey. At the time of her death, she was a resident of Burnside, Kentucky and was a member of the Grave Hill Baptist Church in Tateville. Emma married Haskel “Hack” Brake on July 1, 1955. They were united in marriage until Haskel’s passing on January 20, 20013.
She is survived by; three sons, Gerald (and Betsy) Brake of Burnside; Billy (and Vicki) Brake of Eubank and Donnie Brake of Burnside; four grandchildren, Matthew (and Grace) Brake, Jeremy (and Rosalina) Brake, Justin (and Tosha) Brake and Jason Brake; three great-grandchildren, Kaylee Brake, Kaydence Hatfield, and Lyla Brake; and one great great grandson, Elijah Brake and one great great granddaughter on the way; Ella, who will be born in March of 2016. Also surviving are the following sisters, Mary Phillipi of Bowling Green and Theresa Reynolds of Bronston and many nieces, nephews and other relatives who were a big part of her life.
Other than her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by; one daughter, Rebecca Ann Brake; one brother, James Ralph Guffey; and three sisters, Leta Lowe, Betty Tarter, and Anna Sears.
Emma Jean was a caring woman who loved her husband, sons, grandchildren and family with all of her heart. She was a hard worker in multiple restaurants in Monticello and eventually would open up her own restaurant in Somerset (Ann and Jean’s Country Cookin’), she also worked in the food services at Burnside School and as a Cub Scout Den Mother, Cub Master, and assistant Boy Scout Scoutmaster with Burnside Troop #81. She loved to camp and loved helping the scouts in all their activities. In addition, she was a member of the Eastern Star for over 36 years and a charter member of Point Isabel Eastern Star Chapter # 582 in Burnside. She was a great cook and loved to experiment with various recipes. She was also honored with a Kentucky Colonel for all of her public service and the Pulaski County “Good Ole Girl” and received many awards and recognitions for work in scouting. She will be greatly missed by all that had opportunity to have known her. May you rest in Peace Emma and walk the streets of gold in Heaven with your loved ones. God Bless You.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the Chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Vestal Meece officiating. Burial will follow in the Burnside Cemetery.
The family of Mrs. Emma Jean Brake will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2015. The will be Eastern Star services held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Emma Jean Brake Memorial Fund in care of Pulaski Funeral Home.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Emma Brake.