NEWPORT NEWS - Evelyn B. Anderson was born on Aug. 16, 1920 in Suffolk, Va., the daughter of the late Rochele and Mary Bryant. Soon after her birth she moved with her family to Newport News and at age 12 to New York City. After graduating from high school she met and married Andrew Anderson. During World War II when her husband was deployed overseas, Evelyn joined the Women's Army Corps and was based in Walla Walla, Washington. Upon her discharge she returned to New York where she worked for the United States Postal service. In 1962 she transferred to Washington, D.C. where she became a Hearing Officer for the Equal Employment Opportunity Department of the Postal Service. She later transferred to the Department of Personnel management and retired in 1974. In 1975 she moved to Heidelberg, Germany where she did volunteer work for the International Red Cross. She returned home to Newport News in 1987, where she continued her work with the Red Cross and other charitable causes. She was an active member of the Newport News Democratic Committee and a member of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, where she joined the Episcopal Church Women and the Progressive Women's Club. She leaves to mourn her passing one son, Lawrence E. Anderson of Newport News; a sister, Elizabeth Jackson of New York; two grandchildren, Ericka Wimberley of Columbus, Ohio and Nia E. Anderson of Hampton; one great-grandchild, M'chaud Wimberley; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will by held at noon on Friday, Nov. 3 at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, Newport News. Burial will follow in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk. Viewing will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and two hours before the service at the church on Friday. Arrangements by O.H. Smith and Son Funeral Home.
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Published in Daily Press on Nov. 2, 2006