On May 11, 2016, Emma Maria Nieto De La Cruz, 81 years old, returned home to our Lord. Emma grew up in Phoenix, AZ and was part of a large family. She was a very loving and compassionate woman with a great sense of humor. She will be truly missed, but we are at peace knowing she is with our Lord and her beloved son, Marcus. She is survived by her children, Dorothy, Catherine, Barbara, Patricia, Adam, grandson Jordon, 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. A Rosary will be at 9:30 AM with a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM, Friday, May 20, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 5407 W. Pecos Road, Laveen Village, AZ 85339. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.