Evelyn Porter Boyett, age 89, of Statham, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013.
After moving to Statham in 2000, from Atlanta, she loved attending her church, Statham Baptist, where she was an active member. Previously she had been a long time member of Macon Drive Baptist Church in Atlanta and Jefferson Avenue Baptist in East Point. Her family was very dear to her. She loved sewing, cooking, and took great pride in tending to her home, yard, flowers, and vegetable garden. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Gaylon Boyett; parents, Russell and Montrillau Porter; son, Jerrold Boyett; granddaughter, Jill Witherington; and siblings, Clarence Porter, Mardell Whitley, Clyde Porter, James Royce Porter, Ray Porter, Gene Porter, Judy Porter Crowe, and Ruth Porter Peavey.
Survivors include: daughters, Mary Ann (Leslie) Witherington of Madison, and Nancy (Ron) Clark of Watkinsville; brother, Raleigh (Louise) Porter of Loganville; sisters, Marjorie (Robert) Holbrook of Loganville, Doris Spain of Grayson, and Shirley (Wesley) Roebuck of Buford; grandchildren, Jeffrey Witherington of Halsey, OR, Sally Geneva Clark of Watkinsville, and Ryan Louie Clark of Elk City, OK; great grandchildren, Mackenzie Jordan, Chapman Jordan, Campbell Jordan and Kross Sutton; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and special friend, Kay McDaniel.
Special thanks to her caregivers, Cathy Ashley, Kathy Hayes, Michelle Ruark, Dotty Moore, Sheila Garrett, and Judy Crowe for their devotion and attention in her final days. Much gratitude and thankfulness to United Hospice, ResCare Home Health, and Lydia Bush, Barryow Co. Senior Center for their support as well.
The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at Smith Funeral Home. A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Gordon Thornton, Tim Ensley and Rev. Woody Clark officiating. A private burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18 at Crest Lawn Memorial Park in Atlanta.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.