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Evelyn Bernice Alston

October 13, 1929 ~ September 13, 2017 (age 87)

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Evelyn Bernice Alston, age 87 of 136 Wentworth Street, Chapel Hill, NC passed on September 13, 2017 at her residence.

Evelyn Bernice Alston, daughter of the late William Ransom Burnette and Cleo Guthrie Burnette was born in Chapel Hill, NC on October 13, 1929. She departed to the heavenly home on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

She graduated from Orange County Training School, in 1947. She attended Shaw University for a short time with the intent of becoming a school teacher. She was noted as having a beautiful handwriting by The Orange County Training School

She was employed by the University of Chapel Hill, NC Spencer Dining Hall for several years. After retirement she became a domestic worker in private homes taking care of  children as well as homes.  The family enjoyed one of her many special baking delights, her caramel pecan cake.

She married Thomas Jackson Alston in November 1951. To this union was born two children, Jacqueline Alston “Jackie” and Wanda Alston both of Chapel Hill, NC.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her brother, William Alexander Burnette and her sister, Willie B. Burnette.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her daughters, Jacqueline Foushee (Michael) of Durham, NC and Wanda Edwards (Leon) of Chapel Hill, NC; five grandchildren, Michael Foushee Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona, LeWanda Edwards of Chapel Hill, NC, JacQuetta Foushee (Jerome) of Greenville, NC, Leontyne  Edwards of Chapel Hill, NC and Leon Edwards Jr. of Mebane, NC; six great grandchildren, James Curtis Riley Jr, Zariyah Edwards, Kaleigh Edwards, and Karter Parker; one brother, Harvey Burnette (Betty) of Durham, NC and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

 

Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, NC


 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
September 16, 2017

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
First Church of God Christian Fellowship
102 Boyd Street
Carrboro, NC 27510

Funeral Service
Saturday
September 16, 2017

12:00 PM
First Church of God Christian Fellowship
102 Boyd Street
Carrboro, NC 27510

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
September 16, 2017

Westwood Cemetery
Carrboro
Carrboro, NC 27510


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