Evelyn Redd Saunders – Born in Halifax Co., VA on July 1, 1938, Mrs. Saunders passed away peacefully at home on January 22,2021 at the age of 82 years old. She was the daughter of the late Carlton and Dahlia Redd and was married to the late Paul Carrington Saunders for 46 years.
Evelyn and Paul opened their home and hearts to 71 foster children, over the course of nearly 20 years, forever changing their lives.
She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-mother and friend.
Evelyn is survived by:
Jimmie (Joy), Phillip (Tammie), Paula (Jason), Mike (Tammy), and Kim (Edward)
Three Great-great grandchildren
Monroe Redd, Lorene Beard, and Ester Reaves
*** Preceded in Death***
Brothers: Leslie and Samuel Redd
Companion/Friend: John Gilley
Special thanks are extended to the caregivers that took such great care of Evelyn during her battle with cancer.
A memorial service will be scheduled later in the Spring.
For memorials, please consider the Halifax Co. Cancer Association, P O Box 1891, Halifax VA 24558.
Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneraliinc.com
Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592