Gail K. Evett
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Norfolk - Gail Kirby Evett, 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 16, 2014 with her family by her side. She was born in Richmond, VA to the late William Livingston Kirby and Mary Jane Cowherd Kirby. Gail was predeceased by her son, Stephen Hall Evett, her sister, Hilda Kirby, her brothers William L. Kirby, Jr. and John M. Kirby, and her sister-in-law, Margaret E. Fitch.
Gail was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. She taught school at Sandston Elementary and later was a volunteer at St. Mary's Infant Home. Gail enjoyed reading, playing bridge and gardening, and her home was open for Garden Tour in 1979. Her love of the arts lead to involvement in many local organizations including The Hermitage Museum, and for many years she served on the board of the Irene Leach Memorial Foundation. Gail found delight and dedication at the Chrysler Museum where she was a docent for many years, eventually being honored with the title Master Docent. She was also a member of the Kings Daughters Circle, the Redwood Garden Club and the United Methodist Women's Group at Ghent United Methodist Church, and a girl scout troop leader.
Gail loved family and friends and always wanted to know "what's new?" She called many "precious", especially if she were getting ready to ask a favor. She was devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren, and is survived by her husband of 57 years, Russell D. Evett, her daughters Anne Mallonee Bullerjahn (George) and Gail "Dinky" Winn (Jimmy), her son, John K. Evett (Leslie) and her grandchildren Andrew Bullerjahn, Peggy Bullerjahn, Virginia Winn, Kendall Winn, Anna Winn, Kirby Evett, Meg Evett and Neil Evett.
The family would like to thank the committed and loving staff of the Harbor's Edge Skilled Nursing Unit for all their care and support. They especially would like to express their appreciation for the devotion given by Rosalie Thompson and Shelly Swindell.
On Saturday, June 21, the family will receive visitors at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments at 1501 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk from 3 to 4 p.m. On Sunday, June 22, following a private graveside service, a memorial service will be held at Ghent United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. with the Reverend Dr. Sandra Benton- Plasters officiating. After the service, a reception will be held at Harbor's Edge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Harbor's Edge Foundation, One Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510 or to Ghent United Methodist Church, 531 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507. Online condolences may be made at www.hdoliver.com
H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments
1501 Colonial Avenue Norfolk, VA 23517
Published in The Virginian Pilot on June 18, 2014