Jefferey Dale Emery


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Houlton - On January 22, 2019 due to Esophageal Cancer, Jefferey Dale Emery, age 40, quietly slipped away from his Dad's hands and ran into the arms of his Heavenly Father and his very special Great Grandmother, Gigi. Jeff was born on October 25, 1978 at Keesler AFB in Biloxi Mississippi. He came into this world two months early and despite having been diagnosed with Cri-dat-chat syndrome and Cerebral Palsy He lived a full and happy life. Jeff never let his disabilities keep him from enjoying everything that life had to offer. He enjoyed spending time in the water, especially with Mom and Dad at St. Froid Lake. He loved Boat Rides, Motorcycle Sidecar rides, riding down hill in a Derby car at the Houlton competitions and the excitement of Hockey games especially when the puck would hit the wall in front of him. Jeff's main passion was his dogs (Babies) and Balloons. He loved participating in Special Olympics where he won numerous Gold medals in the wheel chair races. Jeff had a real sense of humor and his quick wit, along with a very infectious laugh caused everyone who met him to quickly fall in love with him. Jeff lived with the purpose and gifts given him by his Heavenly Father.

Jefferey was predeceased by a very special Grandmother, Shirley Barnett of Dixfield Maine. He will be greatly missed by his Mom and Dad, Dale and Carol (Barnett) Emery of Winterville Plt. Maine as well as his Grandparents, William and Shirley Emery of Hollis Maine. He also leaves behind many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and his extended family of the Levinson Center, Rainbow House, Forest Springs Group Home and the Green Center.
A celebration of Jeff's life will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 46 Court Street, Houlton, Maine.

In Lieu of flowers, those wishing to offer gifts in Jefferey's memory may do so through the Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) of Northern Maine, P.O. Box 28, Mars Hill, ME. 04758 or to Forest Springs Group Home / Green Center, 7 Abraham Ct. Houlton, ME. 04730
The Family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all of the caregivers who've given their selfless time, love and devotion to Jeff over the years. May God Bless each and every one of you! For online Condolences please visit
Published on January 25, 2019
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JEANINE spencer
Feb 13, 2019
so sorry for your loss. i took care of jeff at levinson center when he was very young. glad to know his laughter stayed with him through his life. i have many memories of jeff. take care...
Katharine Wyman
Jan 31, 2019
My name is Katharine Wyman and I wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to your family. Jeff's approach to life was a wonderful example for us all. How exciting it will be to see him again when he is brought back to this earth with no health issues and the chance to live at a time when the earth will be a paradise as it was originally meant to be.You can find more information on the beautiful life promised to us for the near future at JW.ORG
Felicia O'Clair
Jan 28, 2019
Dale & Carol,
So saddened to hear of Jeff's passing. He did enjoy life and it was a pleasure to meet him in Eagle Lake while visiting my mom. May you find comfort in the great memories.
Jeff’s Rainbow House Family
Jan 26, 2019
With loving and prayerful thoughts to Dale and Carol and the staff who cared for Jeff these past 20 years.