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Emerson Titus

October 16, 1923 ~ April 15, 2020 (age 96)


Emerson Titus was born on October 16, 1923, in Fairfield, Texas. He transitioned to eternity on April 15, 2020, in Dallas, Texas. 

Emerson graduated from Fairfield High School in Fairfield, Texas. He went on to establish his own business, North Park Drug & Cafe, which he owned for 30 years. He became a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the 1950's and the Black Men Mason Group in the 1960's. Emerson was a longtime member of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. S.M. Sly. 

Among many hobbies, Emerson enjoyed playing dominoes. He most enjoyed spending time with family and friends. 

An outspoken Christian man with an admirable work ethic, Emerson lived a blessed life and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

Emerson was preceded in death by his wife with whom he was united for 26 years until her transition, Earline Titus; mother, Melissa Cooper Titus; father, Jimmy D. Titus; sister, Jewel Anderson; and brother, Chester Gabriel. Those left to cherish precious memories include his son, Emory Titus; daughters: Deborah Titus Hatch, Sonja Titus Bryant, Jacqueline Titus, and Tanja Titus; grandchildren: E'Micoy Titus Berry, Etonya G. Titus, Edell Titus, Elijah Titus, Tyrone Grant, Shantelle Lilly Davison, Lee Trey Bryant, Michael Butler, Brittany Hatch, Bryson Hatch, Jachelle Titus, Rashad Thompson, Quietin Titus, and Kelton Gray; only sister, Ovine Titus Casey; and a host of daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

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