Mrs. Evelyn Wilson


Mrs. Evelyn Wilson, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with Elder David Bryant officiating.


Mrs. Evelyn Wilson was born February 15,1945 in Lexington County, South Carolina to the parentage of the late Mr. Seedy Mayes and the late Ms. Girlie Haygood. She was the fourth of five children.


She attended the Lexington County Public School System. Years later she relocated to New York City, where she worked as a Home Healthcare Specialist. Evelyn met and married Mr. Sammie Wilson in June of 1979. After many years they moved to Ohio and later to Tennille, Georgia where she lived out her last years. Everywhere she lived she became one of the most beloved community Grandma’s.


Evelyn was a pioneer woman with many talents. She loved to garden, plant peas and fruit and she loved her peppers. She really liked her lifetime movies, soap operas and entertaining. Her true passions were fishing and cooking for family gatherings. Evelyn was a very generous woman, she enjoyed feeding everyone that came to her home. We all loved her macaroni salad and looked forward to her Sunday morning grits after a Saturday night gathering. She loved everyone but would not take any mess period. Responding with her favorite words “Really "and “Oh Please”. Too know her was to love her. Her presence and love will forever be engrained in us all.


She was preceded in death by her husband: Mr. Sammie Wilson; one sister: Ms. Annie Mays; two brothers: Mr. Jonny Mays, Mr. Elexander Mays and one son: Mr. Michael Mays.


She leaves cherished memories to her children: Mr. Larry Mays, South Carolina, Mrs. Barbara Mays (Michael) Dickerson, New York; brother: Mr. James Mays, South Carolina.; eight grandchildren: Banesha Mays, Larry (Janelle) Mays, Jr., Jalissa Mays (Falanda Taylor-Mays), Nyesha Barnes, Tamara Barnes, Joshua Mays, Michael Jeffrey, Kalilah Dickerson; eight great grandchildren: Maurice Stevens, Jr, Kiara Mays, Makhi Stevens, Kyajah Mays, Kaliyah Mays, Larry Mays 3rd , Tamyr Barnes, EllaRose Buskirk; two stepdaughters: Ms. Patricia Wilson, Arizona, Ms. Jane Ray, Georgia; nieces: Mrs. Annie (James) Isaac, Jr., Ms. Christine Mays, Ms. Angela Skinker; nephew: Mr. Willie Mays; special devoted cousins: Ms. Lessie Mae Taylor, Mr. Roland (Lydia) Philips; devoted grandson-in law: Mr. Maurice Stevens; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. M. c. Smith Funeral Home in charge.

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