Jan. 8, 1923 - June 8, 2019
MACON: Evelyn Stevens Hunnicutt, 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 8 while resting peacefully and surrounded by family members at Pine Pointe Hospice Center in Macon. A visitation and a celebration of her life was held on June 12 at 1:00 p.m. at Fairhaven Funeral Home on Mount Pleasant Road followed by a private burial at Mount Pleasant Church. Pastor Kim Washburn officiated.
Evelyn was born in Laurens County, the oldest of three children, to Fannie and Willie Stevens. After graduation from high school, she moved to Macon where she met the love of her life, a young soldier named Noah Douglas Hunnicutt, and married him after he returned home from WWII. She was predeceased by Douglas and her two brothers Everett (Geneva) and Edward (Mary Ann). She lived in the same house built for her by Douglas in 1948 until recent medical issues forced her to the hospital and, then, to hospice in early June.
Those left to cherish her memory include her three children, Walter B. (Bonnie) Hunnicutt, Brenda G. (Bert) Craw, and Buford D. (Vicki) Hunnicutt; grandchildren, Terri, Stacy (Michael), Carla, Christina, Jason (Dawn), Justin (Heather), Susan (Keith), 14 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to being a devoted, loving, and unselfish mother and homemaker, Evelyn was a devoted Baptist Christian all her life. She taught Sunday school at several local Baptist churches, the last one being her beloved Greenwood Baptist, where she was a charter member. Soft-spoken and easy going, she had many fine friends and never met a person she didn’t like. She shared many hours of delightful inspirational conversation and always put the needs of others ahead of herself. She could have been an icon for a cheerful southern Baptist Christian woman of highest morals and standards. Those are the ways she served Jesus.
Evelyn was a trained LPN, a thoughtful and loyal care giver, and worked many years in Bibb County health faculties including hospitals, behavioral centers, and blind academies, making life easier and more comfortable to those she faithfully and unselfishly served. She retired from the Georgia Blind Academy and took daily care of Douglas with his medical issues until his passing. Then, she nursed and cared for her own mother on a daily basis until she passed.
In retirement she enjoyed gardening, reading the Bible and Bible stories, attending church activities, taking trips with her children, and visiting all of her grandchildren. Nothing gave her more joy and happiness than seeing her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren, and her great-great-grandchildren.
She will be deeply missed by all.
Flowers will be accepted, or donations can be made in Evelyn’s memory to Greenwood Baptist Church or to Pine Pointe Hospice center.
Friends may sign the online register at www.fairhavenmacon.com
Fairhaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services had charge of arrangements.