Crye-Leike Associates Celebrate Southaven, MS Fire Department Lieutenant’s Early Retirement With A Special Handcrafted T-Shirt Quilt

Crye-Leike Associates Celebrate Southaven, MS Fire Department Lieutenant’s Early Retirement With A Special Handcrafted T-Shirt Quilt
Crye-Leike's Brenda Swanger, Joanne Pearrow, Frances Follis and Lisa Gist present their handcrafted T-Shirt Quilt as a special Retirement Gift to Southaven, MS Fire Department Lt. Phil Emerson

Crye-Leike, REALTORS would like to extend special thanks to Brenda Swanger, Joanne Pearrow, Frances Follis and Lisa Gist for their painstakingly crafted T-shirt quilt, recently presented to Southaven, MS Fire Department Lieutenant Phil Emerson. The dedicated firefighter recently elected to take an early retirement at the age of 46.

 

According to Crye-Leike, REALTORS Southaven Managing Broker C.F. Moore, “When Lt. Emerson’s wife mentioned to our agent Joanne Pearrow that Phil would like to have a quilt made from his t-shirts, Joanne knew exactly who to call,” said Moore.  “Brenda, Frances and Lisa had recently completed a quilting class and although they were not experts by any means… they were willing to support their friend during these challenging times.”

 

Moore said the request for the special quilt came just days before the lieutenant’s recent retirement party. And after many hours of arduous work; the quilt was finished, in the nick of time.

 

“This dedicated group of Southaven, MS Crye-Leike agents, as well as, Frances Follis’ daughter Lisa Gist, created an heirloom that will be cherished by the Emerson family for many generations to come,” said Moore.

 

“We endured a lot of laughter, crying, doing and undoing, but we achieved something that we can be proud of and something that touched all of our hearts,” said Frances Follis. “There is no greater gift than to give of yourself.”

 

For more information, please contact Southaven, MS Crye-Leike Managing Broker C.F. Moore at 662-349-5550 and email: cf.moore@crye-leike.com.

 

Brenda Swanger, Joanne Pearrow and Francis Follis are Crye-Leike, REALTORS agents based out of the company’s Southaven, MS branch office.  Lisa Gist is with Crye-Leike’s Referral Center.