Evelyn Eubanks Book, 80, of Havelock, went home to be with The Lord on Friday, December 21, 2012.
A loving mother and sister, she was a friend to many. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with family and friends. Evelyn was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
A celebration for "Bookie" will be given by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 120 Lynnwayne Circle, Havelock, on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 2 p.m. Evelyn has been laid to rest with her deceased husband at the New Bern National Cemetery.
Evelyn is survived by her son, Tommy D. Book and wife, Becky, of New Bern; brother, Virgil L. Eubanks of Kinston; and sisters, Elizabeth Winfrey of Norfolk, Virginia, and Rachel Greer of Hendersonville, Tennessee; thirteen nieces and nephews; and extended family Nita Gibbs of High Point, and Greg and Starr Murphy of Minnesott Beach.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Guy Thornton and Mary Waters Eubanks; her husband, CWO3 USMC (Ret) Donald R. Book; one sister, Ada Williams; and four brothers Guy E. Eubanks, Edward V. Eubanks, Elbert R. Eubanks and Guy T. Eubanks Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Leslie Lewis Post No. 7315, 120 Lynnwayne Circle, Havelock, NC 28532.
Tom and Becky would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the kind and caring staff of Cherry Point Bay nursing home and Mom’s friends and neighbors for all of the compassionate and attentive care given to her during her illness.