Evelyn Jean Holmes Carroll Whaley, 56, was called home to rest by the heavenly angles on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at her home.
Born October 31, 1953, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of Samuel Holmes and the late Sue Lee Brisbon Holmes.
She received her formal education from Sumter High School. Evelyn started working for Osteen Davis as a binder worker and later was employed with Hill Printing as a printer until she left to work for the family business.
Evelyn enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, cousin and friend.
She leaves to cherish her fond and precious memories: a husband, Willie Whaley; her father, Samuel Holmes; a daughter, Pamela (Aaron) Carroll; a son, Willie (Nichole) Whaley; five grandchildren, Jamaal, Quineesha and DeAsia Carroll, Keahra Whaley and Jamiyah Witherspoon; three brothers, Sammie Lee Holmes, Herbert (Almae-Nancy) Holmes, and Isaac Jenkins, all of Sumter; three sisters, Barbara Crim of Wedgefield, Marilyn Holmes of the home, Wendy (Elder William) Dinkins of Sumter; two adopted sisters, Altomeaze Britman and Debra Simon of Sumter; two aunts, Sadie Stuckey of Rembert, Inez Chester of Fort Pierce, FLA; three cousins who loved and treated her like a sister, Elizabeth Mickens, Charles (Elease) McDaniel and William (Betsy) Jenkins of Rembert; a nephew she loved as a son and who loved her as a mother, Latimore (Roginna) Holmes of Sumter; a host of special nieces, nephews, cousin, other loving relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Sue Lee Holmes; a brother, Johnnie Holmes; and a sister, Tamora Holmes.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 13, 2010 from the Jerusalem-Stuckey Baptist Church, Bishopville, with Rev. Julia A. Sanders, pastor, eulogist.
The family will receive friends at the family home 44 South Blanding Street, Sumter.
The remains will be placed in the church at 12:00 noon.
The procession will leave the family home at 12:15 p.m.
Floral Bearers and Pall Bearers will be family and friends.
Burial will be in the Davis Cemetery, Bishopville.