Obituary: Emma (Pat) Pratt Chesley
Emma (Pat) Pratt Chesley died on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Bolingreen Health & Rehabilitation Center, Macon, Georgia. She was 96.
She was born on March 3, 1919 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Robert and Edyth Pratt. Mrs. Chesley had an older sister, Sally, and a younger sister, Edith.
She attended schools in Worcester, Massachusetts and Stewart Hall in Virginia. She married Elwyn V. Chesley, Jr. on April 17, 1943. They lived in Rowayton and Darien, Connecticut before moving to Macon, Georgia in 2003. Elwyn passed away on July 6, 2006.
Emma started going to Menemsha on Martha’s Vineyard when she was 13, and had a profound love for the island. She passed that love on to her daughter, two grandsons, and two great-grandchildren. The family home is in Menemsha, where her grandson Christopher lives, and the family spends their summers.
She was a homemaker, and involved in her daughter’s schools and activities. Emma was very active in her church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Darien, Connecticut.
Mrs. Chesley was a loving grandmother to her two grandsons, Thomas IV, and Christopher, and spent as much time as possible with them as they grew up.
She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Jones Yetter and her husband, George of Macon; grandsons, Thomas Jones, IV and his wife, Kathleen of Macon, and Christopher Jones of Menemsha; two great-grandchildren, Emily and Thomas Jones, V of Macon; sister, Sally Snow Rasche.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday at North Macon Presbyterian Church, 5707 Rivoli Drive, Macon 31210. Rev. Hunter Stevenson will officiate. Burial will be private for family only in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to North Macon Presbyterian Church, Building Fund.
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Snow’s Memorial Chapel, 746 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201, has charge of arrangements.