Evalyn Genevieve Scott Holliday
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Evalyn Genevieve Scott Holliday
  • April 14, 1928 - October 2, 2017
  • Richmond, Virginia

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HOLLIDAY, Evalyn Genevieve Scott of Midlothian passed away in her home on Monday, October 2, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth Lessive Weeks Scott and William Quitman Scott. She is survived by her husband 65 years, the love of her life, Archie Cade Holliday, their daughters Emily (Steve) Skaar, of Chesterfield, Alisa (Stephen) Moore of Wytheville, Jane Ellen (John) Wilson of Richmond; granddaughters Emily Kristen (Calvin) Martin of Blacksburg, Genevieve Moore (Jamie) Ritter of Wytheville, Lindsay Ann Walker of Seattle, WA, Stephanie Cade (Jon) Regrut of Richmond, and Natalie Scott Walker of Philadelphia, PA; step-granddaughters Kaitlin Wilson Phucas, of Gainsville, VA, Abigail Wilson (Mike) Kazior, of Nashville, TN, and Gretchen Wilson of Richmond, VA; and step-grandson John (Jack) Wilson of Finland; great grandchildren Calvin Jon II, Emily Gail, and Esmae Ruth Martin of Blacksburg; Cade Ashton Ritter of Wytheville, and Lily Grace Regrut of Richmond; and her brother William Graham (Phyllis) Scott, Pulaski.
Evalyn was born in Roanoke, Virginia on April 14, 1928, graduated from Jefferson High School there and attended Madison College. She completed her B.A. in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1970 while teaching first grade in Midlothian, Virginia and nurturing her three adolescent daughters.
She began her teaching career on an emergency teaching license in rural Bedford County. Evalyn then taught first grade at Forest Park School in Roanoke, teaching in the same room where she had attended first grade. In 1960, she joined the first-grade faculty at Midlothian High School. She moved with the elementary staff to J.B. Watkins Elementary School where she continued until her retirement in 1990. Evalyn was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma teachers honor society. An avid reader herself, she loved teaching children to read. Evalyn was remarkably compassionate toward, and a gentle advocate for students with extra challenges.
As an active member of Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church since 1959, Evalyn taught children, facilitated adult Sunday School classes, and faithfully served on various committees. She was active in the United Methodist Women at Mt. Pisgah and in the district.
Cade and Evalyn shared a wealth of pleasant adventures as they traveled around the country and to Virginia Tech football games in campers or motor homes. They instilled in their daughters a foundation of faith and a love of reading, travel, and nature.
The family is so grateful for the loving care provided by the staff and residents at the Crossings at Bon Air and by Cameron Ogelsby and her wonderful team of care providers at Senior Insights.
The family will receive visitors at Woody Funeral Home Huguenot Chapel, 1020 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 8. A Celebration of Life and the Resurrection will be held at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church, 1100 Mt. Pisgah Drive, Midlothian, VA at 1:00 PM on Monday, October 9, followed by burial at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.