Elisha Jackson Evans,
Elisha Jackson Evans,
  • September 10, 1929 - May 13, 2017
  • Virginia

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VA Beach - Elisha Jackson Evans Jr., 87, went home to the Good Lord on May 13th, 2017. Elisha was born in Princess Anne County, VA, the son of Elisha Jackson Evans Sr. and Annie Elizabeth Hewitt Evans. He attended Kempsville Elementary and High Schools, graduating from Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, VA. Elisha served 30 years in the United States Army and Reserves, retiring with the rank of Colonel, and 30 years in the Federal Civil Service working at Fort Lee, VA, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD, and Fort Monroe, VA. He spent numerous years inspecting child care centers in the U.S. and abroad. Elisha was a faithful member of Kempsville Baptist Church for 70 years and Friendship Class. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 61 years, Joyce Evans; daughter, Brenda Rouleau (Michael); son, Elisha J Evans III; grandchildren, David Rouleau, Daniel Rouleau (Megan) and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sister Faye Haste and survived by her husband Thomas Haste; nephews Gary (Liz) and Jerry (Marilyn) Haste; niece Phyllis H Connor (Daniel). The memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 17th, with visitation from 1:00 2:30 PM at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, located at 4889 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.