Erma Jewel Collins Brumley, 87, of Sapulpa, went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2020, surrounded by her family.
Erma was born January 7, 1933, in Morris, Oklahoma, to Cecil Robert and Norah Marie Carter Collins. She was employed at Benge Painting as an Executive Assistant and The Gardens as Weekend Supervisor.
Erma was married to Charlie Willie Brumley on October 14, 1949. She was very involved with her church family at Pickett Prairie Baptist Church. She served as Sunday School teacher of her class for many, many years. If she could not solve a problem, shared with her, she would find someone to solve the problem.
Erma was preceded in death by her parents Cecil Robert and Norah Marie Collins, brothers James Alex, Raymond Earl, and Glenn Keith (Buddy) Collins, husband Charlie Willie Brumley, son Charlie Earl and wife Karen Brumley, and grandson Legend Leon Brumley. She is survived by daughters Sherry and Marc Langston (Mannford), Paula (Kathy) and Bill Hastreiter (Houston, TX); grandchildren Shawna and Roger Hughes (Jenks), Jennifer and Randy Long (Tulsa), Jessica Green (Van Buren, AR), and Miracle and Rusty Woods (Kellyville); great-grandchildren Brayden Hughes; Ethan Green; Katherine, William, and Colin Long; Emily Bowers; Brooklynn, Ryder, Mackenzie, and Skylar Woods; and great-great granddaughter Walela Green; sisters Joyce Blair and Barbara Strong, and brothers Paul and Joyce Collins and Cecil (Buttons) and Marlene Collins; brother-in-law Lawrence (Bobo) and Renee Brumley; and sisters-in-law Cletus and Richard Bussett, Billie and John Robinson, and Debbie and Phillip Billingsley; and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Erma had an open-door policy and always lent a helping hand. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, working jigsaw and crossword puzzles, telling stories of life with her siblings and early days of married life living with her two Charlies on the oil lease, attending her family reunions with her siblings and their children, writing poems, watching crime stories, singing in church, and dancing – she was quite a dancer, at 16, Charlie swept young Erma off her feet. Erma was very gracious and strived to be a living example to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed and leaves a huge hole in our hearts that cannot be filled. Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Visitation services were held on May 1, 2020, from 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1208 South Main Street, Sapulpa, Oklahoma.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home.
Services are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sapulpa, Oklahoma.
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