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Obituary: Vera Elaine Evans

Vera Elaine Evans
Vera Elaine Evans died on April 22, 2010. She was born on March 18, 1952 to James H. Evans Sr. and Lila Mae Willett in Winston-Salem, NC. The family relocated to Glen Cove in the 1950s.

As a young girl, she attended Calvary A.M.E. Church in Glen Cove where she was baptized. Vera attended the Glen Cove public school system and graduated from Glen Cove High School in 1970. After graduation she pursued a modeling career. She worked as a young adult at Edmos as a secretary.

A son, Eugene, was born Aug. 21, 1972, to Vera Evans and Eugene Henderson. In the early 1980s she relocated with her family to the District of Columbia where she worked as an admitting officer at the Greater Southeast Community Hospital Center.

Vera took great pride in her profession. She was a very trustworthy and courageous person in all that she did and was always willing to help others. One of Vera’s goals was to instill within her son, Eugene, the values to succeed in life. Vera enjoyed the simple things of life such as long walks in the park, African art and the calmness of the atmosphere. She also enjoyed traveling to visit family and she cherished spending time with her friends.

She leaves her memories; her mother Lila Mae Willett (George); her father James Harold Evans Sr.; her son Eugene A. Henderson; one brother James H. Evans Jr. who proceeded her in death; six brothers, Gregory Savoy, Ronald, Alfred Perry (Viviana), Fred Douglas, Darryl Jason (Jennifer), Charles Lyonell; six sisters, Eloise Cynthia, Eleanor Ruth, Fay Ann, Doreen Beglin (George), Alice Marie Terrell (Roosevelt), Sheila Yvonne; one granddaughter Kierra L. Henderson; two uncles, Sam Hickerson (Sylvia) and Charles Hickerson; two aunts, Patricia Jordan and Bessie Evans; long life friend Lloyd Davis and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements were made by Harvey’s Funeral Home, Brooklyn. Services were held on April 26 at Calvary African Methodist Episcopal Church.