About Emma

A timeline of events in Emma’s life.


26 March 1982

Born on 26th March 1982 in Hereford as Emma Jane Turner.

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Emma’s Adoption

2 July 1982

Emma was adopted by Michael and Doreen Davis in July 1982 and was now Emma Louise Davis, a new baby sister for Matthew who is 7 years older than Emma who had been adopted a few years previously.

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Emma’s Baptism

15 January 1983

Emma was baptised with her cousin Louise in January 1983 at Beoley Church.

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Emma moves to America

4 January 1986

In January 1986, Emma and her family moved to Suffern, New York, USA.

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Emma’s First Day at School

9 March 1987

Emma started her first day at school, getting on the yellow school bus to Cherry Lane Elementary School in Suffern, New York.

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First Communion

14 January 1990

Emma had her first communion in 1990.

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14 March 1992

Emma had her Confirmation in 1993.

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Emma moves back to England

2 January 1993

Emma and her family moved back to England in January 1993. They lived for a few weeks at Emma’s Nan’s house before moving into a rented home in Hopwood, Alvechurch. Emma then started at Alvechurch Middle School.

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Move to Impney Close

3 September 1993

In September 1993, Emma and her family moved into their permanent family home on Impney Close, Church Hill North, Redditch.

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Emma started at Abbey High School

4 September 1995

Emma started at The Abbey High School in Redditch in September 1995 and left in July 1999 after staying on for another year to do a health and social care course.

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Trip to the USA with Parents

1 March 1998

Emma, Michael and Doreen travelled to America in early 1998.

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Trip to the USA with Friends

1 August 2000

Emma’s next trip to the USA was when she went with Neil Green in 2000 going via Chicago to New York.

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Emma passed her driving test

8 March 2002

Emma passed her driving test in 2002.

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When Emma met Tony

4 March 2005

Emma met Tony in early 2005 in the old Chicago Rock in Redditch Town Centre (which is now The Royal Enfield). Note: the photo is from New Years Eve 2005 as I couldn’t find a photo from that night! Gives a general idea though!

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Emma moves in with Tony

20 September 2005

Emma and Tony moved in together in September 2005 into 15 Aspall Close in Redditch.

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Emma’s Engagement to Tony

8 October 2005

Emma got engaged to Tony on 8th October 2005 after Tony proposed at the end of Blackpool’s North Pier.

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Married Tony

8 April 2006

Emma married Tony on 8th April 2006 at Kings Court Hotel, Alcester.

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Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy

4 February 2007

Emma suffered a near-fatal ruptured ectopic pregnancy in February 2007. After her recovery, she made the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust one of her priority charities raising money for them where she could.

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Becoming First Time Buyers

28 March 2007

Emma and Tony bought their first home at 102 Southcrest Road on 28th March 2007 and still own it to this day, although it is now rented out after the move to Manchester.

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Moves to Manchester

25 July 2009

In the summer of 2009, Emma and Tony moved to Manchester.

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Moved House to Rixtonleys Drive

1 April 2010

Emma and Tony moved into a new house in Manchester where they stayed up until now.

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Bridesmaid at Cousins Wedding

5 June 2010

Emma was a bridesmaid for her cousin Louise on her wedding day to David on 5th June 2010.

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Godmother to Lacey

25 July 2010

Emma became Godmother to her niece Lacey on 25th July 2010.

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Godmother to Jasper and Poppy

31 August 2014

Emma became Godmother to her cousin Louise’s children, Jasper and Poppy, on 31 August 2014.

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Connor is Born

10 May 2015

Connor Michael Anthony Reilly was born on 10th May 2015 at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester.

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Connor’s Baptism

11 October 2015

Connor was baptised at St Leonard’s Church in Beoley, Worcestershire on Sunday 11th October 2015.

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Godmother to Benjamin

9 July 2017

Emma became Godmother to her best friends son Benjamin on 9th July 2017.

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Tested Positive for COVID-19

23 December 2020

Emma and Tony both tested positive for COVID-19 on 23rd December 2020.

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Emma’s Passing

7 January 2021

Emma sadly passed away on 7th January 2021 at Salford Royal Hospital from COVID.

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Emma’s Funeral

15 February 2021

Emma’s funeral was held at Redditch Crematorium on Monday 15th February 2021. The full story of Emma’s funeral can be read here.

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Wave of Light Memorial

15 February 2021

On the evening of Emma’s funeral, hundreds of people took part in the Wave of Light event around the world. We started in Japan and ended in the US. A fitting tribute to someone who had friends worldwide.

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National Day of Reflection

23 March 2021

Marking one year on from the start of the first UK lockdown, a National Day of Reflection to remember those we have lost.

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