Evelyn Lemons Stewart, 88, passed from this life into the arms of her Savior with family by her side. She will be lovingly remembered for her sweet spirit and the beautiful smile she bestowed on all those with whom she came in contact.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2014, at Cross Timbers Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Wells officiating. Burial will follow at 5:00 p.m. at Montague Cemetery, Montague, TX. Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014, at Lacy Funeral Home. The family will greet friends from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Cross Timbers Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Lacy Funeral Home.
Evelyn was born in Holdenville, Oklahoma, on July 21, 1925 to Ed Lemons and Gertie (Whitehead) Lemons. She attended school in Ringgold, Texas and graduated High School in Montague, Texas. She worked in the Andrews, Eastland, and Montague County Tax Offices and retired after 15 years as the receptionist at Bruner Motors in Stephenville. She was a breast cancer survivor, a volunteer and supporter of Focus Cancer Survivor Support Group in Stephenville. She also volunteered and supported the Cross Timbers Pregnancy Care Center.
Evelyn was a long-time member of Cross Timbers Baptist Church in Stephenville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Pete Lemons and C.V. Lemons, and sister Ruth Richardson. She is survived by daughters Lawana Slaughter and husband Jerry, Howe, TX; Kaye Anderson and husband Foster (Andy), Stephenville, TX; grandchildren Steven Anderson and wife Cindy, Clifton, TX; Scott Slaughter, Sherman, TX; Gregg Anderson, New York City, NY; Stephanie Slaughter, Coppell, TX; and Amy Myers and husband Kevin, Waco, TX; great-grandchildren, Morgan Slaughter, Clay Slaughter, Cooper Anderson, Riley Myers, and Stayton Slaughter; brothers, M.C. Lemons of Harleton, TX; C.W. Lemons and wife Jessie, Oklahoma City, OK; and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Traditions Senior Living Center and the staff of Hospice Plus for their compassionate and loving care and support. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123, or to Cross Timbers Baptist Church, 1400 N. McCart Street, Stephenville, TX 76401.