Evelyn Louise Paramore, 106, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2023. She was born to Claude Allen Paramore and Carrie Leggett Paramore in Scotland Neck.
Evelyn was a 1935 graduate of Scotland Neck Schools and attended the Pentecostal Holiness Church from the time she was a small child. After graduating from high school, Evelyn worked at the Colonial Electric Company and later at Rose’s 5 & 10 in Scotland Neck. In 1936, she attended Holmes College of the Bible in Greenville, SC. She later moved to Suffolk, VA to work for the Planters Nut & Chocolate Company.
Evelyn attended the King’s Daughter School of Nursing in Portsmouth, Virginia where she received her nursing degree in 1945. She attended and graduated from Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC, receiving her degree in Pediatric Nursing in 1946. The same year, Evelyn became Supervisor of the pediatric ward at Leigh Memorial Hospital in Norfolk, VA. In 1950, she became Superintendent of Nurses at Mary Elizabeth Hospital in Raleigh, NC and also taught nursing during her time there. Later she would go on to work for Dr. J.B. Ruffin in Ahoskie, NC. When Evelyn’s father passed away, she returned home to Scotland Neck and began private duty nursing.
Evelyn Paramore was a deeply religious woman and gave much of her time to further God’s work. The church was a big part of her life and at age 93, she was named the oldest active church member. Through the years, Evelyn served as PHYS Leader, Women’s Ministries President, Church Deaconess, Sunday School teacher, and a very important role of prayer warrior. Her natural interest in history and genealogy led her to become a church historian. She worked diligently to preserve the church through a written history, as well as a treasured collection of photographs, newspaper clippings, and other artifacts. She loved her family, her church, and always had a kind word for all she met.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Allen Paramore Sr. and Carrie Leggett Paramore; sister, Jeanette Paramore Hardee; brothers, Rudolph Paramore, Claude Allen Paramore Jr, Hugh Leggett Paramore; niece, Polly Paramore Fisher; nephews, Lewis Allen Paramore, Claude Allen Paramore III; and great-nephew, Brian Fisher.
She is survived by her nieces, Phyllis Paramore Cary of Prince George, VA and Kay Paramore Thomas of Idyllwild, CA; great-nieces, Robin Fisher Cavallaro and Jackie Paramore Bunting (Gene); great nephews, Michael Fisher (Catherine), Kyle Thomas (KC), Michael Cary, Mark Cary, Jonathan Cary; and 4 great-great nieces and 5 great-great nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service ~ Letchworth Chapel on Sunday, November 5, 2023 from 1:00-1:45 pm with graveside services following at 2:00 pm at the Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in Scotland Neck.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Letchworth Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Paramore family and online condolences may be directed to the family by letchworthsykesfs.com.