She was preceded in death by her Great-aunt Beatriz Macuba, “Mom”, whom she was named after.
She is survived by her father, David Cantrell; Her mother, Erica Casas; her twin brother, Barrett Cantrell; her grandparents, David and Paula Cantrell; Ginger and Lee DeLaune; Jose Casas; Oralia and Darrell Fischer; her aunts, Lisa and Katy Casas; Brandy and husband Russell Johnson; Amanda and husband Ronny Bazan; and many great-grandparents, great-aunts and uncles, cousins, and people who loved her dearly.
Emma was born with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease, the first of many obstacles she would face. After countless nights in the hospital, and several surgeries, she had successfully begun dialysis. She was a fighter and strongly endured all that this entailed. The future looked promising until she was stricken by Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), for the second time, which developed into pneumonia. It was in her final invasive procedure, a last attempt to keep her with us, when the Lord mercifully carried her into his kingdom; a kingdom where brokenness is healed, tears are wiped away, and her smile never fades.
A Holy Rosary was recited on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. at Treviño Funeral Home. The funeral mass was celebrated on Friday, March 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
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