MERRY HILL – Vallarie Baker Evans, age 96, of Willow Branch Road, passed away peacefully, Thursday, January 7, 2021 at home surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Evans was born on July 3, 1924 to Dwight and Eula White Baker in Colerain, NC. Vallarie spent her life taking care of her family. She loved them dearly and enjoyed times they spent together. She was a devoted member of Colerain Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and loved to talk to everyone, never meeting a stranger, and always mentioned in conversation, “90 some years old and never had a pain.” She was loved by her family and friends.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Jenkins Evans, a sister, Venelle Byrum, a brother, Delhart Baker, and a grandson, Bert Hemingway.
Vallarie is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Hemingway and husband Herbert of Merry Hill; granddaughter, Renee Etheridge and boyfriend, Rob Collie of Colerain; and grandson, Michael Hemingway and wife Amy of Merry Hill; ten great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside celebration of life memorial service will be held on Monday, January 11, 2021, at 11:00 am at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Colerain, NC, with Rev. Gary Saffel, officiating. The family will receive friends any time at the home.
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Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Evans family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.