Evelyn Zaytoun Farris, born March 20, 1915, in New Bern NC passed away Monday evening, July 16, 2012.
Evelyn was formerly a member of numerous organizations and boards including The Catholic Daughters of America, Pilot Club, Rocky Mount Garden Club, YMCA and Book Club.
She was predeceased by her parents, Isabel and Ellis Zaytoun; husband, John Farris, Sr.; daughter, Peggy; and sisters, Vivian Salem and Connie Lamar.
She is survived by her children, Joyce Baxter of Fairfax VA, Gloria Vaughan (Stan) of Charlotte, Pat Wooten of Rocky Mount, John Farris, Jr. of Wilmington; Judy Easley of Asheville, and Mary Grace Kearney of Wilmington; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Joe Zaytoun and Henry Zaytoun; sister, Agnes Murman; and loving nieces and nephews.
A rosary will be held at 6:30pm Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home followed by visitation from 7:00 - 8:30pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00am Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Tim Meares officiating.
Many thanks to the wonderful and caring staff of Dr. Doug Slater, the Sterling House, Nash General Hospital, and friend, Mary Titus.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 315 Hammond Street, Rocky Mount NC 27804 or Special Olympics, 2200 Gateway Center Blvd., Suite 201, Morrisville NC 27560.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com