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LeFEVRE, Eva Mae MRS. EVA MAE LeFEVRE Mrs. Eva Mae LeFevre, 91, Gospel Music Pioneer, died Monday, May 18, 2009. She was born Eva Mae Whittington, August 7, 1917. She married her beloved Urias LeFevre in 1934. She gave birth to five children; Pierce, Meurice, Andrea, Mylon, and Monteia. Named the First Lady of Gospel Music, she went on to sing and play piano for 86 years. Throughout her career, she was devoted to helping others know Christ our Lord. Eva Mae received multiple Grammy and Dove nominations and awards. Eva Mae was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. To view and share more about Eva Mae's life, please visit www.evamae.com. Eva Mae was preceded in death by her most beloved husband, Urias, son Pierce; daughter, Andrea Charmagne; parents H.L. and Lydia Whittington; grandson, Monte Rae LeFevre, brothers, Curtis and James Whittington; sisters, Ruth Williams, Jewel Nelms. Her survivors include; sons and daughters in law, Meurice and Peggy LeFevre Sr., Mylon Rae and Christi LeFevre; daughter Cheris Monteia LeFevre; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; brother Harry L. Whittington; sister, Pearl Ballou; Naomi Smith; and Joyce Duncan; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for Eva Mae will be held 12:00 Noon, Thursday, May 21, 2009 at the Mt. Paran Church of God-Central, 2055 Mt. Paran Road, Atlanta, GA, 30327. Interment will follow in WestView Cemetery. Eva Mae's family will receive friends 6:00-9:00 P.M., May 20, 2009 at H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Road, Sandy Springs, GA, 30328. Eva Mae's family would like to extend a deep thank you to all of her extended family for their thoughts and prayers.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from May 19 to May 20, 2009