Obituaries » Evelyn J. Mines
October 14, 1931 – January 7, 2021
Owens Funeral Svcs; Chapel
104 Green Chimney
Ashland, Va 23005
Friday 4 to 8pm
January 15, 2021
Bethany Baptist Church
14683 Bethany Church Rd
Montpelier Va 23192
January 16, 2021
Evelyn Jeanette Mines was born on October 14, 1931 in Montpelier VA. To the late John Anderson and Clara Ann James Anderson.
Evelyn graduated from John M Gandy High School June 1951, located in Hanover County Virginia.
Evelyn dedicated her life to Christ at an early age and joined Bethany Baptist Church. Evelyn was a life -long member of the Usher Board, oh to see her strut was joy. She held various positions while being a doorkeeper for the House of the Lord. She served as secretary, youth advisor and program chairperson where she was responsible for taking the Usher’s to Baltimore Maryland for Usher’s Anniversary yearly. Evelyn served faithfully until her health begin to fail.
Evelyn worked for Mrs. Lyde Longaker where she was known as E-Bobbie by Mrs. Longaker’s children who thought of her as their own mother. She stayed with Mrs. Longaker for nine years. After leaving there she went to the Ashland Shirt Factory until they closed. Her final place of employment was General Service Cooperation where she retired at the age of sixty-five. Even after being retired she still went back to work with Mrs. Longaker, they shared a very special bond. Mrs. Longaker spoke with Evelyn days before her death, telling her how much she loved her and Evelyn in return said “I Love you to”.
Before her health began to fail she enjoyed attending Montpelier School with the Seniors and the Ebenezer Baptist Church Senior Prayer breakfast.
Evelyn was also a member of the Dreamer’s Club in Montpelier VA, where she leaves two remaining members and devoted friends Goldie Deborous and Clara Mallory.
Evelyn enjoyed the simpler things in life, she enjoyed working in her yard and taking care of her flowers.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Whether it was in Virginia, Maryland or Michigan she didn’t mind traveling. If any of her children were having something in her yard you can be sure she was going to invite you. She would give you the shirt off her back. She saw no wrong in anyone. She believed family is family regardless of what happens, they are still your family. Evelyn was a part of the original family reunion committee for the Anderson and James Family where they held family reunions yearly. Evelyn made sure if anyone was sick or had experienced a lost she was going to call them to let them know she was thinking of them, even when she wasn’t feeling her best.
Evelyn was proceeded in death; by her husband Walter A. Mines Sr, Gregory Derek Mines son, three brothers Merle, William and Edward Anderson. Four sisters Lula and Ann Anderson and Eldora Anderson Wilson and Betty Ann Craddock.
Leaving to cherish her memory; three devoted daughters Marzetta, Deborah Mines, adopted Bridget Robertson (James) of Smithfield Va. and Jacqueline Shelton (Raynaud); three devoted sons Walter Mines, Rev Kelvin Mines (Cathy) and Anthony Mines. Eleven grandchildren; Tamirria Carter (deceased), Tameca Mines, Lajoi Mines, Derek Lucas, Fontel Mines (Joyner), Chanel Mines, Anthony Mines Jr., Andrea Mines, Kelvin Mines Jr. and Semaj Mines. Sixteen great grandchildren, and two great -great grandchildren.
Four nieces; Delores Melton, Dorothy McCray, of Baltimore Maryland. Frances Gilmore and Carolyn Miller of Pontiac Michigan. Two nephews; Daniel Nicholas of Pontiac Michigan, David Anderson of Baltimore MD, and a host of other nieces and nephews. Devoted Brother in-law Leroy Mines, Devoted Cousin Herman Green and Juan Morris. Devoted nephew James Mines and Devoted Friends Clara Mallory and Edna Jenkins and Janet Thomas. Devoted caregiver Rose Thomas.