Emma Louise Normand DuPont, 51, gained her heavenly wings on June 29, 2018 in Newark, DE. She was the devoted wife of David DuPont, loving daughter of Alverta Reams and Wilbert E. Normand Sr, and dedicated mother of De’vonte’ and Markquise Normand.
Emma, affectionately known as “Em” by many, had a very calm and gentle personality. “To know her was to love her”.
She attended St. Peter’s Cathedral School and Delcastle Technical High School where she graduated with the class of 1985 and received her cosmetology certification. She made a career in Cosmetology for over 30 years.
Emma was first employed by “First Impressions” under the instruction of Savannah Collins. She would later join “Vizable Image” with Barbara Younger and Kippie Malloy where she was employed for the past 21 years. Many close relationships were formed from both establishments and she leaves many cherishable memories and priceless moments with her clients. In addition to her cosmetology career, Emma worked for “All-In-One” transportation company for the past 3 years. She loved to spoil the children who rode with her and she treated them all like her own. The All-In-One family has fond memories of her and the reserved parking spot that she created.
In her spare time Emma loved to line dance, bop, and cha-cha. She was a line dance instructor for the Rose Hill Line Dancers and attended many events in the Philadelphia area.
Emma was very proud of her “boys”. She was a devoted and dedicated sports mom and loved attending their games. The family was extended by Emma and the boys through their love of sports and connections made with other families in the sports leagues that Devonte and Markquise participated in. She supported them in football, bowling, dancing, and all their other extra-curricular activities.
In 2017 she married the love of her life, David. From this union she gained 3 stepsons and a loving, caring, and dedicated family (in-laws) in addition to her church family (New Calvary Baptist Church).
Emma will be sadly missed and forever remembered by her husband, David DuPont; Sons, De’vonte’ and Markquise Normand; Stepsons, David and Matthew DuPont and Thomas Johnson; parents, Alverta Reams and Wilbert E. (Ruby)Normand Sr.; Godmother, Jacqueline(William) Lewis; Mother-in-Law, Eleanor (Alexander) Brown; Father-in-Law, David Minor; God daughters, Tynisha Moody, Anyan Stafford and Lyric Ross; Daughters-in-Love, D’Shon Foote and Daisha Roberts; Brothers, Wilbert E. (Lukisha)Normand Jr. and Murshid Normand; Brothers-in-Law, Therman (Amanda) DuPont, and Rev. Terry (Dara) DuPont; Sister, Sana (Lewis) Cheatwood; Stepsisters, Sharon, Carol, and Vanessa Reams; Godsister, LeeAnn Bullock; Sisters-in-Law, Charlotte (Brian) Shepard, Dominique and Daveion Minor; Aunts, Priscilla Vicks and Ravoyda Joy; Uncles, Lonnie (Joyce) Dixon, Derrick Edwards, Kenny and Andrew Normand; niece, Sheqoya Moore; and Best Friend, Kathy Foster. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, friends, extended families and dedicated Pastor, Dr. Vincent P. Oliver.
Funeral Service is 11am Monday, July 9, 2018 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2200 N. Claymont St., Wilmington, where the viewing will be from 9-10:45 am. Burial Silverbrook Cemetery