Eric Anthony Emory Jr. departed this life on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at The University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He was 20 years old.
EJ (as he was known to all that loved him) was born August 23,1996. He was a recent graduate of Queen Anne’s County High School. During his high school years, EJ played football, basketball, lacrosse and baseball. He assisted the Queen Anne’s County boys’ basketball team in going to the second round regional game during the 2014-2015 season. In 2014 he assisted the Queen Anne’s boys football team in defeating Kent Island for the first time in 3 years.
Our beloved EJ was truly one of a kind and a very generous individual who loved to make others laugh and was very passionate about his family and friends. His infectious and electric smile would brighten up any room he entered and if you were having a bad day, he would make it his personal goal to make it better. EJ was in the process of enlisting into the United States Army before his untimely death. He will forever be remembered for his beautiful soul and positive attitude. He could be your counselor, friend, bodyguard, coach and or comedian.
Eric “EJ” Emory Jr. was survived by his loving and devoted mother Yolanda Wilson of Millington, MD, his father Eric Emory Sr. of Denton, MD, and a loving stepfather David Wilson. Two brothers, Tracy Ferguson Jr. and Elijah Emory. Three sisters, Tracey Pierce, Tashya Ferguson and Erykah Emory. His grandmothers Pamela Pierce and Sylvia Emory. His grandfather’s Rodger Scofield and Terry Johnson Sr. (deceased). Two uncles, Terry Lee Johnson Jr.(Jamila) Trevon Price (Jessica). Three aunts Pretoria Pierce, Sharnese Johnson and Terri Acree (Clarence). Two nephews Camryn Pierce, Karter Pierce and a niece, Callie Thomas. He also leaves to mourn a host of very close cousins and friends.
EJ attended Bethel AME church where he gave his life to Jesus twice. He was a member of YPD and camp YES.
Even in death EJ was able to give the gift of life through organ donation.