August 13, 1987 - September 14, 2021
Emily Lauren Soward, 34, of Salisbury, North Carolina passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on September 14th, 2021, at 9:11 PM as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident on Stokes Ferry Road. Emily was born in Hyannis, Massachusetts on August 13th, 1987. She has lived in Connecticut, South Carolina, and North Carolina, where Salisbury became her home. Emily spent her entire life as a creative in many forms, whether it was singing, song writing, plant artistry, painting, drawing, taking film photographs, crocheting, crafting (of all sorts), and mastering every musical instrument that she touched. She was incredibly proud of her ability to restore old fireplaces. Most recently, she worked as a talented landscape designer and was the front woman of the old time Neofolk band, Mama Tried. In addition, she nurtured many through a variety of service work. Emily had a way of making everyone feel at ease, important, and free from judgement (and she could always make you laugh). She was fierce, intelligent and a loving daughter, sister, girlfriend, friend, and mom to her beloved dog Dan. Her family and friends will miss her more than words can tell. Emily leaves behind her Mama Amy Foutz, Fathers John Sassano and Ken Averill, best friend and boyfriend Ryan Lasker, grandparents Terri Page, John Soward, Marilyn Soward, Judy Sassano, Gloria Averill, beloved sisters Lily, Micaela, Erin, and Megan, numerous step sisters and brothers, uncles, aunts, and cousins all over the country, band members Kent and Duke, and special friends Elysia Demers and Caleb Hill. Emily was predeceased by her Grandpa Austin, Pop, Uncle David, and Grandpa Ken. She has touched the lives of so many and has more friends than can be personally named, but know that she loved you all deeply. There will be a celebration of Emily’s life on Sunday, September 19th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Grievous Gallery (111 W Bank St, Salisbury, NC 28144). “May the four winds blow you safely home. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Soward family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.
Emily Lauren Soward, 34, of Salisbury, North Carolina passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on September 14th, 2021, at 9:11 PM as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident on Stokes Ferry Road. Emily was born in Hyannis,... View Obituary & Service Information
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