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“We loved you and will always miss you. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Hayden & Tee Cee Tadlock - NC

“I have a lot of memories of evelyn and my mom. Sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Cathy Austin Mayhue - Gastonia, NC

“Evelyn you were my very best friend and wonderful neighbor for 5 years. I will miss you more than words can say. Love Fred and Debbie ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: DEBORAH BYERS - Saint Marys, GA

“We extend to you our sincere benevolence for the loss of your sister and our friend.Evelyn was a caring, loving person who exemplified true Christian...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Harold and Miriam Woods - TN

“I, personally, know how much all of Evelyn's family loved her (and Floyd too). My son, Harold Hicks how he loves and admires him, She and Floyd were...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Glenda and Jerry Snowa - SC

Evelyn Alexander

Belmont – Evelyn Sheppard Alexander, 94 passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018 at Courtland Terrace surrounded by her family.

She was born April 29, 1923 in Fayette County, West Virginia to the late Ed and Polly Wilkie Sheppard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Alexander, brother, Lowe "Butch" Hicks, Jr.; sisters, Ellen Clark and Edna Mae Armstrong and nephew, Joel Douglas Clark.

Evelyn was born in West Virginia and moved to Belmont, NC with her mother in 1927. She worked at Climax Spinning Company and retired after 50 years of dedicated service. She was a member of East Belmont Baptist Church. Evelyn loved working in her flower garden and watching birds eat at their feeder outside her window. She spent many hours caring for people who needed it; her mother-in-law was one of many that she cared for. Evelyn loved Myrtle Beach where she and her husband Floyd spent their honeymoon in 1941. They tried to visit there every year after that. She helped in raising her two young brothers and also helped in raising her two sister's children. She was loved by all who knew her and did her best to love in return. She treated everyone she met with respect.

Some might say her greatest love in life was her snuff! She also treasured her clock collection. She lived a good long 94 years doing what was right and never wanting to hurt anyone.

Left to cherish her memories includes brother, Charles "Newt" Hicks; nephews, Leroy Young, Harold Hicks, Matthew Hicks, Sr., nieces, Joy Clark Long and Sharon Hicks Whitt; many great and great-great nephews and nieces.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon, Saturday, March 10th prior to the Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 10th at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Taylor officiating.

Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park, Hillside section

Pallbearers will be Greg Campbell, Caleb Campbell, Leroy Young, Matthew Hicks, Jr., Harold Hicks and Tyson Bittle.

Memorials may be made to East Belmont Baptist Church, 501 East Catawba Street, Belmont, NC 28012.

Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the Family.

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Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service
2916 Union Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054
Tel. (704) 864-5144