Emily Batten
Emily Batten
  • September 27, 1934 - December 21, 2017
  • Charlottesville, Virginia

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Emily Boland Batten, 83, passed away on Thursday, December 21, surrounded by her family.

Emily was born on September 27, 1934 in Charlottesville, VA, to Hamilton and Elvira Boland.

She was a generous woman, who whole-heartedly devoted her life to raising her children and taking care of her family. She lived life with a passion, and everything that she did was for the benefit of her family; you couldn’t find anyone more selfless and willing to help.

Emily has gone home to be with her husband, Cecil L. Batten, Sr., and her son, Cecil L. Batten, Jr. Emily will be missed dearly by her daughter, Barbara Short and her husband J.C. of Charlottesville, VA; grandson, Jason Short and his wife Jennifer Ponder of Alexandria, VA; granddaughter, Jennifer Short and her partner Mike Coltrane of Charlottesville, VA; and granddaughter, Ashley Woodson and her husband Matt of Palmyra, VA. Emily is also survived by her sister, Nancy Anderson and her husband Johnny of Richmond, VA; and seven great-grandchildren, Hannah Short, Chase Winston, Aidan Woodson, Cloe Woodson, Sophia Woodson, Zoey Coltrane, and Thomas Short.

Her family will forever remember the kind and loving care that she received from her special friend Trisha Davis and the staff at Blue Ridge PACE, especially Nurse Libby, Nurse Karen, Nurse Lori, and Dr. Rachel Ombres.

At this time, during the holiday season, the family asks that you remember Emily by spending time with your family and offering an, “I love you.” A service to celebrate Emily’s life will be held when the spring birds begin to chip and the promise of new life sprouts from the ground.

Friends may also visit anytime at the home of Emily’s daughter, Barbara.