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Emiko Takehira King

June 5, 1938 — May 7, 2022

Ocean Springs

Emiko King, 83, of Ocean Springs, MS passed away on May 7, 2022.

Emiko was a native of Japan and a longtime resident of Ocean Springs and lived in Ocean Springs Nursing Home since 2011. She was an avid bingo player and loved to color in her coloring books. Emiko kept the nursing home staff on their toes with her often colorful interpretation of the English language.

Emiko is preceded in death by her mother, Tsurue Nasu; and father, Shigeki Takehira.

She is survived by two sisters, Akemi Uematsu, her two children Kazbubo and Hideki Uematsu, and Setsuko Takehira; and a brother, Shigeo (Yasue) Takehira; her three daughters, Elaine (Doug) Greer, Joyce Alexander, and Katherine (Alan) Walker; and her seven grandchildren, Leron King, Carline (Winston) Holland, Tamaria Alexander, Alan Walker II, Elijah Greer, Mason Walker, and Saadira Walker.

The family of Emiko King would like to thank Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home for their excellent care, and they expressed their honor to serve her family and friends.

No services will be held. Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, Ocean Springs, is honored to serve the family of Emiko King.

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