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In Memoriam

Evelyne Moore-Graham
Evelyne Moore-Graham

Suffolk - Evelyne Moore Graham, 83, of Suffolk, VA passed away on January 5, 2013.

Born in Bertie County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Cotton Moore, Jr. and Evelyne Wright Moore. She was also predeceased by her husband Walter Daniel Graham, Sr., her sister Marjorie M. Madren and a daughter, Julie G. Jones.

She graduated from Chuckatuck High School, received her BA from Elon College and her Master's Degree from UVA.

She retired from Chesapeake Public Schools as an educator and administrator after 37 years of service in education. As a member of Bethlehem Christian Church, she taught Sunday School and Bible School and served as Youth Choir director and youth leader. She was a member of the Adult Choir for over 60 years. She also served on numerous boards and committees including Women's Fellowship, where she served as officer, and was an active member of the Molly Savage Circle. Evelyne was active in community activities such as Girl Scouts, Meals on Wheels, Red Cross, The Salvation Army and many other charitable causes too numerous to list.

Evelyne is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Lynne G. Johnston and Darrel and by her son and daughter-in-law Danny Graham and Leigh Ann, son-in-law Randy Jones and wife Linda, all of Suffolk, VA; six grandchildren: Wesley G. Jones, Jobi L. Jones, Claudia L. Graham, Olivia A. Graham, Mandy Spivey and Randall Jones and three great granddaughters, Whitney, Tessa and Julie, all of Suffolk. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Lewis Graham and wife Jean, of Danville, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Christian Church with Rev. Wayne A. Gardner and Rev. Lafayette T. Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Christian Church cemetery. Friends may join the family on Monday from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Parr Funeral Home for visitation and other times at her daughter's residence.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mission Fund of Bethlehem Christian Church. Condolences may be registered online at

Published in The Virginian Pilot on January 7, 2013