ALBANY -- Evelyn Blaylock died at Sylvester Health Care. Funeral services will be held today, July 13, 2013 at Greater Second Mt. Olive Baptist Church Sports Complex at 12 Noon. Pastor Lorenzo L. Heard will officiate. Interment will be in the Roselawn Gardens cemetery.
Evelyn Blaylock was one of fourteen children born to the late Charlie Wilson and Joanna Timmons Wilson on Decemeber 23, 1915 in Albany, GA. Twelve sibling preceded her in death. Evelyn was educated in the Dougherty County School System.
Evelyn peacefully departed this life on July 9, 2013 and is now resting in her Heavenly Father's loving arms.
Evelyn was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Arthur Harden of Albany, GA; from this union two children were born; one preceded her in death (Harold Harden). Later she married Edward Blalock of Albany, GA who shared 53 years of wedded bliss. From this union twelve children were born; two preceded her in death (Johnny Blaylock and Ella Mae Thomas) she adored and revered her family.
Evelyn endured many hardships and losses in her 97 years, but her foundation was never shaken and her faith never wavered. A true testament to her faith in the Lord; she mourned the loss of four grandsons: Milton Jones, Harold Harden, Jr.,Dana Blaylock an and Ronald Dade, Jr. Evelyn remained steadfast and always abounding in the works of the Lord.
Evelyn Blaylock's legacy will live on in all who loved and adored her. She was truly an example of the Proverbs 31 woman: a woman of great pride; a woman far more precious than jewels she leaves to cherish her memory three affectinate sons Charles Blaylock & Bishop Marvin (Thelma) Blaylock, Philadelphia, PA, Roy (Bettye) Blaylock, Albany,GA; six loving daughters: Ella Jean (Thomas) Jones, Albany, GA, Annette (Ronald) Dade, Philadelphia, PA, Shirley Williams, Rachel Blaylock, Robin Blaylock all of Philadelphia, PA, and Dr. Arlene Blaylock, Fredrick, MD; one devoted brother; Edgar Wilson, Albany, GA; 27 grandchildren, 86 great-grandchildren, 25 great great grandchildren, two supportive cousins: Jessye I. Thomas, Bronx, NY and Clara Holloway, Jacksonville, FL; a multitude of nephews; nieces, cousins and friends. A special daughter: Barbara Wright; a dutiful neighbor; Minnie Nixon and a long-time friend: Thelma Magnum.
Elliott Funeral Home