Obituary for Emily Cone (1927-2021) – Greensboro, NC

Kegel, Emily Bundy

April 7, 1927 – May 8, 2021

The descendants of Emily Bundy Thompson Cone want to share the sad news that mom has crossed the threshold between heaven and earth and left our world and the world of everyone she knew – less colorful, less positive, less happy, less friendly. But if everyone who knew and loved her as she loved her would pay their tribute by sharing an extra smile, a happy “hello” that brought someone new to a game or to a seat at the table, they would pass on the gifts of inclusion and grace mom was born with.

Mother was born on April 17, 1927 in Jamestown, NC, a small village between Greensboro and High Point, to Blanche Williams Bundy and Carl Vivian Bundy. Mom was Alberta’s little sister, Louise, Martha and Mildred, all of whom called “Billy” although I never knew why. And after growing up with 4 older sisters it is amazing that mom was so good natured that she loved life, she loved meeting people, she loved her city and the social life that revolved around swimming team, tennis and the Methodist Church spun. She had a wonderful imagination and loved playing the organ in church or playing a role in the Pixie Playhouse. She attended UNC-G and graduated from Mary Washington College. She worked in staff at the Moses Cone Hospital. She taught at Summerfield Elementary School. When the 4 of us came in a row, mom continued to be involved in civic organizations like the Children’s Home Society, Jr. League, and others.

Most of the time, mom was a woman, first Jim Thompson, then Alan Cone in 1954 (died 2019) and the best mom ever. Mother Emily is survived by her four descendants, Bunny Bulluck, former son-in-law David Bulluck, “A” Cone (Suzanne), Steve Cone (Caroline) and Billy Cone. She was adored by her 8 grandchildren Alan Bulluck (Daiva), Will Bulluck (Sarah), Salem Cone, Montana Cone, Stephen Cone, Louisa Cone, James Alan Cone and 2 great-grandchildren Liza and William Bulluck. Mother is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews in Maryland, former sister-in-law Barbara Cone in Greensboro, nephews Tom Cone and Trip Cone, and special friends and niece Keith Hassell Lackey, nephew Russ Hassel (Yvonne) and nephew Bill (Janet) and Becky Ensign Sartore (Steve).

We would like to say a special and endless THANK YOU to the wonderful, generous, helpful nurses, doctors, CNAs and staff in Wellspring, where mom has enjoyed her life for over 15 years. Not only has her life been extended, it has been enriched beyond measure, but also very special people like Catherine, David, Holly, Shannon, Kay and so on and so many to mention them! Instead of flowers, donations can be made to Wellspring, the Touring Theater Ensemble, or a charity of your choice.

A private funeral service for the immediate family is held at the Deep River Friends Meeting, during which mom will join her mother and father and numerous other relatives. Mom loved a good party, but since there is no suitable place or time to gather in a relaxed way without the artificiality of masks and distance. So we’ll swear to celebrate mom’s life as we live our own. “Glory Hallelujah !!!” (Emily Cone)

Online condolences can be made through www.haneslineberryfuneral

Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home

515 N. Elm St, Greensboro, NC

Published by Greensboro News & Record on May 9, 2021.

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