Evelyn Wilson, a Christian, Painter, Teacher, Mother, Wife and Grandmother finished her battle with Alzheimer’s Disease and joined Jesus in Heaven Saturday, Sept 12th with her husband and daughter by her side. To know her was to understand the true meaning of kindness and love.
Service will be held at McMullen Funeral Home Wednesday Sept 16th, 3PM. Family will receive visitors 2PM, prior to service. 3874 Gentian Blvd Cols. Ga 31907. Burial will follow Friday, Sept 18th 1PM at Oak Grove Cemetery with her family in Greenville, Tennessee.
Born Florence Evelyn White December 6, 1934 in Winston Salem, NC she was the daughter of the late Clarence R. White and Mabel Mills White. She is preceded in death by her brothers; Robert (Bob) White and Ralph A. White and sister Elizabeth Anne Graham. Evelyn leaves her husband Charles (Chuck) N. Wilson, Columbus. Ga., Daughter; Teresa A. (Tim) Valko, Camarilla, Ca. Son; Timothy K. Battle, Denver City, Tx. Granddaughters; Peyton C. and Deighan M. Valko, Camarillo, Ca. Sister; Sandra Perry, Knoxville, Tn. Brother-in-law; Dr. Rev. J. Billy Graham, Carthage, NC. Sister-in-law; Carolyn White, Knoxville, Tn. Stepchildren, Charlene (Kenneth) Koonce, Columbus, Ga. Laurie Plunkett, Great Falls, Mt. Jeff (Tess) Wilson, Savannah, Ga. Steven (Sharon) Griffiths, Columbus, Ga. Christa Griffiths, Williamsburg, Va. 12 Step Grandchildren, 7 Step Great Grandchildren, numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives.
After receiving degrees in Education from both Columbus College and Troy State University, Evelyn taught 4th grade, retiring from Double Churches Elementary in 1996, after 30 years. She received several accolades, awards and recognition including: District VI Winner – Georgia Science Teacher of the Year 1989-1990 - Selected Participant 1990 Math-Science Round Table Honor Seminar sponsored by Georgia Alliance for Public Education - Recipient of Resolution Presented by Columbus Mayor
Professional and Personal Affiliations - Muscogee County School District Science Curriculum Committee 1988-1989 - Co-author and illustrator of MCSD Elementary Science Curriculum Guide - Science Facilitator for Guide - Middle Grades Education Curriculum Review Committee Columbus College Alumni Assoc 1990 - Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society; Columbus College and Troy State Chapters - Georgia Science Teacher Association - Georgia Reading Association - Georgia Mathematics Teachers Association - Presenter for Regional Math Connection; mankind math connections to other subject areas including Science - Item Writer for Educational Testing Services - President of Columbus Artists Guild - Member of Columbus Museum of Arts and Science
Evelyn was a talented and recognized artist of watercolor paintings. She was commissioned by several businesses, corporations, and individuals in the Southeastern United States for her work. She also traveled extensively including three summers in the South American Andes Mountains and Amazon River and Jungle regions supporting cultural and language development programs thru Columbus College. Other passions included rock collecting / study, trout fishing, bird watching, gardening, and nature.
As a devoted member of Wynnbrook Baptist Church and choir for more than 20 years she worshiped and showed us all true Christian love. She was a current member of Calvary Christian Church and a resident of The Green House at Calvary.
Flowers will be accepted. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, Ga 30346-1910 or Calvary Baptist Church, 7556 Old Moon Rd, Columbus, Ga 31909.
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