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Grace Elizabeth Burris Evans
Rural Retreat, Va.
Grace Elizabeth Burris Evans, age 90, born April 28, 1929, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Wythe County Community Hospital.
Elizabeth was a beautiful woman, inside and out. Liz loved her family, they were everything to her. “Memaw Evans” was loved by everyone. She was faithful to her church, Fulton United Methodist Church, all her life; and sang in the choir until her passing. Liz was happily married for 56 years to the love of her life, Ed Evans. Her gentle, kind way will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Evans; parents, Bayse and Lalla Burris; brother, Ronald Foster Burris; and sister, Anna Lena Knight.
Liz is survived by her daughters, Terri Evans Street and friend, Ben Ansley of Wytheville, Va., and Carol Ann Evans, of Rural Retreat, Va.; son, Edward L. Evans and wife, Jacqueline of Mouth of Wilson, Va.; six grandchildren, Edward Brian Evans and wife, Susan of Rural Retreat, Va., John Wesley Evans of Chattanooga, Tenn., Jason Wade Evans and wife, Laura of Kingsport, Tenn., Beth Finne and special friend, Joe Rasnake of Abingdon, Va., Katherine Laffoon and husband, Daniel of Spotsylvania, Va., and Christopher Richardson Evans of Radford, Va.; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 3 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor C.W. Huff, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Rural Retreat, Va. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at Seaver-Brown Chapel.
Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Fulton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 641, Atkins, Va. 24311; or to Atkins Food Pantry, 6118 Lee Highway, Atkins, Va. 24311.
To share memories of Grace Elizabeth Burris Evans, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Liz’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.
Dear Teri,Carol and Ed,. So sorry to learn that your mother died. I must agree with the obit stating that she was beautiful inside and out. Fond memories of her at church. Prayers for your comfort.
Pat Cline Berry Jan 20 2020 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person and a great friend. We grew up together. They moved into the original Burkett homeplace when she was 4 or 5 years old. We played with dolls and built playhouses. We all walked to Green Mountain school through the 7th grade. We did not get weather cancellations so we walked through rain, snow and sleet every day. We went to Fulton Methodist Church together. It was all great times together. Later in life we ended back in the same area. We sang in the choir, sometimes I was not able to go practice so when I would start singing when it was someone else singing the part she would geve me a sharp elbow in the side. We just kinda smiled and kept going. Many fun memories.
Katherine Lambert Jan 18 2020 12:00 AM
So sad for y'all.....love and prayers.....Vicky and Doug Hash
Vicky Atwood Hash Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM
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