Evelyne Moore Graham

Published 10:56 pm Monday, January 7, 2013

Evelyne Moore Graham

January 5, 2013

Evelyne Moore Graham, 83, of Suffolk, passed away on Jan. 5, 2013.

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Born in Bertie County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Arthur Cotton Moore Jr. and Evelyne Wright Moore. She was also predeceased by her husband Walter Daniel Graham Sr., her sister Marjorie M. Madren and a daughter, Julie G. Jones.

She graduated from Chuckatuck High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Elon College and a master’s degree from the University of Virginia. She retired from Chesapeake Public Schools as an educator and administrator after 37 years of service in education.

As a member of Bethlehem Christian Church, she taught Sunday School and Bible School and served as youth choir director and youth leader. She was a member of the adult choir for more than 60 years. She also served on numerous boards and committees, including Women’s Fellowship, where she served as officer, and was an active member of the Molly Savage Circle.

Mrs. Graham was active in community activities such as Girl Scouts, Meals on Wheels, Red Cross, The Salvation Army and many other charitable causes, too numerous to list.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Lynne G. Johnston and Darrel and by her son and daughter-in-law Danny Graham and Leigh Ann, son-in-law Randy Jones and wife Linda, all of Suffolk; and six grandchildren, Wesley G. Jones, Jobi L. Jones, Claudia L. Graham, Olivia A. Graham, Mandy Spivey and Randall Jones and three great granddaughters, Whitney, Tessa and Julie, all of Suffolk. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Lewis Graham and wife Jean, of Danville, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Christian Church with the Rev. Wayne A. Gardner and the Rev. Lafayette T. Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Christian Church cemetery. Friends may join the family on Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home for visitation and other times at her daughter’s residence.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mission Fund of Bethlehem Christian Church. Condolences may be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com.