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Ora Mae (Rouse) Evans

May 10, 1931 ~ June 30, 2019 (age 88)


Ora Mae Rouse Evans, 88, of Kinston passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC.

She was preceded in death by her parents George and Rosa Rouse; sister Dorothy Rouse Rhodes and brother George Benjamin Rouse.  She was a graduate of Southwood High School and attended East Carolina Teachers’ College.  She was thankful for a blessed life and proud to say she was a farmer’s daughter.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, was an avid reader, loved good music, cooking and was an avid ACC basketball fan.

Ora Mae was a faithful charter member of Northwest Christian Church.  She taught pre-school and kindergarten while living in Florida from 1958 to 1972.  Returning to Kinston, she worked at Neuse Regional Library, retiring after 21 years.  After retirement she worked for 19 years at the Patient Information Desk at UNC Lenoir Healthcare and volunteered for many years at the hospital until her death.  She cherished the many friendships she made during these years and still kept in touch with her high school classmates by phone, cards and letters. 

Ora Mae is survived by her husband of 65 years Fred Evans; daughters Gayle Evans West and Kimberly Evans Taylor (Bobby) both of Kinston and Stacy Evans Morris (Bill) of Charlotte; son Charles Fredrick Evans (friend Amy) of Wilmington; grandchildren Tiffany Noelle Best of Havelock, Evan Lee Taylor (Jessie), Jacob Adam Best (Kimberly), Kelsey Taylor Tilghman (J.T.) all of Kinston; great grandchildren Emerson Fischer Best and Finn Lewis Taylor of Kinston;  sister Glenda Rouse Jenkins Kornegay  (friend Frank) of Smyrna and brother Kendall Rouse (Sue) of Kinston and many special nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 11:00 am at 902 Church with Pastor Amos Sykes officiating.  Family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Family requests that memorials be made to 902 Church, 2009 Carey Road, Kinston, NC  28501, Volunteer Services at UNC Lenoir Health Care, 100 Airport Road, Kinston, NC  28501 or to  the American Heart Association.

A special thank you to Dr. Kirollos and staff, McCain Heart Center Staff at UNC Lenoir Health Care, and the staff at the Heart Center at Vidant Medical Center.

Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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