June 1, 1922 - December 29, 2021
Florine Whitehurst Evans, having been blessed to live 99 years, passed away peacefully at home in Manassas, VA on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. She was born in Zuni VA on June 1, 1922, the daughter of the late Frank Daniel Whitehurst and Mattie Jennings Whitehurst. She had 6 siblings, Marshall, Frank, Ralph and Earl Whitehurst, Mildred Chapman and Maxine Harris. Florine was educated in Isle of Wight County schools and graduated from Isle of Wight Training School. She was employed as a housekeeper for several families in Windsor and later worked as a school cafeteria supervisor. She accepted Christ and joined Morning Star Baptist Church at an early age. Wanting to unite with her husband in worship, she then joined Chapel Grove United Church of Christ where she was a deaconess, attended Sunday School and was a member of the Seniors’ Ministry. On February 16, 1946 she married the love of her life, Lilton I. Evans, Sr. They were married for 72 years. To this union 4 children were born. Florine was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, planting and receiving fresh flowers, working word search puzzles, feeding & watching hummingbirds and playing BINGO. She was a talker, bending the ears of family, friend and strangers alike. Florine loved pearls and wore a multitude daily. She was always joyful, happy, loving and even playful. She was a woman of great faith, perseverance and persistence, truly believing that she could do all things through Christ who was her strength and her Lord. She was preceded in death by her husband, siblings, a son-in-law, a daughter-in law and a great-grandson. Florine leaves behind to celebrate her life and cherish her memory four children, Lilton Jr. (Valarie) of Durham NC, Gloria Briggs of Chesapeake VA, Blanche Dance (Kermit) of Manassas VA and Carvis of Ft. Mitchell AL; seven grandchildren, Joey Briggs, Andrea Durant (Michael), Stephanie Nash (Joseph), Sonya Evans, Stacie Connor (Lamont), Carvis Evans, Jr. (Felicia) and Dominic.; 20 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; 1 sister-in-law, Lillian Whitehurst; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. . Due to Covid, a private Life Celebration Service, limited to her children and grandchildren, will follow the viewing at the church. Friends and family are welcome to witness the internment at the church cemetery. In all gatherings face masks and social distancing are required.
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