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Emma H. Plattenburg

September 5, 1935 ~ January 18, 2019 (age 83)

Mrs. Emma H. Plattenburg, age 83, of Waxhaw, NC, passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at Novant Matthews. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Davis Chapel, 1003 East Franklin Street, Monroe, NC, 28112. Interment will follow at the Waxhaw City Cemetery. 

Emma was born September 5, 1935, in Union County, NC, a daughter of the late Clyde L. Helms Sr. and Rena Trull Helms. She was a retired supervisor with Melville Knitwear (Alisa). After retirement, she became the deli manager for Food Lion on West Franklin Street. She was known for her ability to bake fabulous cakes. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, words cannot begin to express her kindness and love for her family. She will be warmly remembered and greatly missed by her loved ones. 

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Thomas L. Plattenburg, three sons; Hayne Plattenburg and wife Pat, Gene Plattenburg and wife Lisa, Eric Plattenburg and wife Chelle, one brother; Locke Helms, ten grandchildren; Cheryl Smith, Jennifer Lloyd, Melinda Thornton, Dustin Plattenburg, Travis Plattenburg, Sidney Plattenburg, Ashley Parson, Tyler Rape, Kyle Plattenburg, and Taylor Plattenburg. There are also 19 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. 

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Monday, January 21, 2019, at Davis Funeral Service, 1003 East Franklin Street, Monroe, NC, 28112. 

Although flowers are appreciated, the family requests that memorials in Emma's honor be made to  American Legion, Post #208, 801 East S. Main St, Waxhaw, NC, 28173.

Davis Funeral Service of Monroe is honored to be serving the Plattenburg family. An online guest register book is available at 

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