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Obituary for Evelyn Pearl Burgess

Evelyn Pearl Burgess, 94, of Oak Hill, passed away peacefully in her home Monday, May 30, 2022. She was the daughter of Alfred William and Lorena Craddock Nicholas.
She is proceeded in death by her husband, Carlos Eugene Burgess, her daughter, Elizabeth Vivian Bishop, her son, John Allan Bishop. Siblings: Alfred William Nicholas, Jr., Gene Edward Nicholas, and Norma Lee Tyler.
Those left behind to cherish her memory include her daughter, Karen Lee Stover (Larry), her son, Joseph William Bishop (Marsha). Grandchildren: Larry Wayne Stover, Jr. (Tiffany), Adreana Oliver Hayslett, Joseph William Bishop, Jr., Amber Renee Warren (John), Eric Hunter Bishop. Great grandchildren: Nathaniel Alexander Stover, William Bryce Oliver, Braxton Jace Bishop, Alexi Lin Hayslett, McKinley Mae Stover, Adelyn Jo Warren, and Jameson Andrew Warren.
Evelyn Pearl was born in Kilsyth, WV on September 8, 1927. Her family moved to Oak Hill, during her elementary years. She graduated from Oak Hill High School in 1946. She and her family are blessed to have Pastor Dwayne Williams of the Kilsyth Free Will Baptist Church, her childhood church, officiate her service.
Evelyn Pearl was a homemaker whose greatest joy in life was being surrounded by her family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, canning, collecting and crafting seashell flower arrangements, and going to church. Above all else, her Christian faith carried her throughout life.
Special thanks to hospice and their compassionate nurses and staff; Vickie Darnell; granddaughter, Adreana (Andi) and Amber; and all who have sent cards and prayers.
Services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel in Oak Hill with Pastor Dwayne Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Newton Tyree Cemetery at Mount Hope.
Visitation will be held from 1:00pm until time of the service on Saturday at High Lawn Funeral Home.
Grandsons and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
High Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.