Evelyn Garst Jones, 91, of Salem, Va., went to her heavenly home on Friday, December 22, 2023.
She was born to the late Elise Wood Garst and Willis Christian Garst on, Saturday, June 25, 1932.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Jones; sisters, Betty Jean Harris, and Shirley Garst Maupin; brothers, Richard Calvin Garst, Willis “Bill” Christian Garst, Jr.
Evelyn was a kind-hearted individual who possessed immense love and compassion for everyone she knew. She had a great sense of humor that she kept alive up until her last breath. However,
her most important role in life was being a mother. Her love for her daughter was unwavering and surpassed everything else. Her devotion to her daughter’s success was proven many times over
as she worked tirelessly as a single parent, making sure Debbie had everything she needed, including a college education. Additionally, Evelyn was a long-time member of Salem Baptist Church,
where numerous friendships were made. She has spent the last 25 years living at Richfield Living at Ridgecrest where she enjoyed meeting new friends and enjoyed time spent.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Deborah Lyn Graham; sister-in-law, Cecilia D. Garst; nephews, Rick, Russ, Scott, and Buck; and niece Beth.
Services will be announced at a later time.
Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www. johnmoakey.com