Evelyn Lancaster, 81, of Edneyville, died May 1, 2012 at her home, surrounded in love from her family after an extended illness. She was born October 13, 1930 in Greenville, SC to the late Thomas Edgar and Minnie Powell Heaton. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Manson Lancaster and her second husband Fred Wiles; her son Gregory L. Lancaster; her sister Lula Mae Greer; her brothers Charlie, Don, Thomas, and Coy Heaton.
She was a graduate of Edneyville High School and worked for 29 years as a seamstress for Ruth of Carolina, and a sample maker for Young Generations. She retired in 1995. She was a member of Refuge Baptist Church and served there as a Church Secretary/Recorder and volunteered on the Social Committee.
She is survived by her children, Joel Manson Lancaster and his wife Deborah of Hendersonville; her daughter-in-law Sandra Cannon of Hendersonville; her grandchildren, Nathaniel Lancaster of Charlotte, Brooks Lancaster, and Joseph Lancaster, both of Hendersonville; her sisters, Ruby Johnson of Homestead, FL, and Mary Tipton of Greenville, SC; her sister-in-law, Hazel Heaton of Greenville, SC; her nephews, John and Charles Heaton; niece Connie Rumley and her husband Jerry of Greenville, SC.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 6, 2012 in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, with the Revs. Dan Martin and Debra Gaddy officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 pm prior to service.
Evelyn will especially be remembered for her care giving of others. She spent her life taking care of those she loved, especially in their final months. Her family was blessed to be able to keep her home and do the same. Evelyn’s two sons and three grandsons were the “apple-of-her eyes”. She couldn’t do enough for them. She was always there to baby sit stay through concerts and games, hem pants, and cook her famous macaroni and cheese for Sunday dinners. Our appreciation goes out to Beth and Carosn of Care Parents Home Health Services, and Allison of Palliative Care. Her final days were lovingly handled by Four Season’s Hospice Care in her home.
Memorials may be made to Care Partners ìYour Special Fundsî, 95 Francis Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792; Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, Kidney Foundation 4819 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209; or American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park Bldg 1, Asheville, NC 28801.