Evelyn Anne Ervin

September 14, 2020

Charlotte – Evelyn Anne Ervin, 97, a lifelong Charlotte resident, passed away on September 14, 2020 at her residence. She was born April 21, 1923 in the Steele Creek area of Mecklenburg County, to the late Jonas H. Ervin, Sr. and Carrie Garrison Ervin.

She graduated from Berryhill High School and attended the former Woman’s College in Greensboro, NC, now known as UNCG. A commercial certificate afforded her success in a lengthy business career. During WWII, Evelyn was employed as secretary to the Coast Guard officers at US Naval Ammunition Depot, located on a portion of her family’s property in Steele Creek.

A faithful member of Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church her entire life, Evelyn contributed to their music program through piano performances in Sunday School when younger and later a choir member for many years. She was also a member of Circle #1 and VIP Seniors.

Always happy to make trips to the beach where she visited relatives and many friends. A favorite pastime was enjoying working crossword puzzles. Evelyn had an infectious laughter that all much appreciated.

Evelyn is survived by two nephews, Albert D. Ervin and Todd Houston Ervin. She was predeceased by brothers, Jonas H. Ervin, Jr. and Albert B. Ervin.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 15000 York Road, Charlotte, NC 28278.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Peggy Blackney

    So sorry to hear of Miss Anne's passing but rejoicing in her new home. She was a dear neighbor and showed such love and affection for me and my children. Loved her fun spirit and yes her wonderful laugh. God bless you all.

  • Bonnie Boyd Maready

    I’m so sorry to read of Evelyn’s passing but i know she has joined the Ervins, Garrisons and Boyds in God’s Holy Kingdom.
    I’ll always remember Cousin Evelyn for her dedication to her mama, Aunt Carrie. She was so faithful taking her to events in and around Steele Creek. Evelyn was fun-loving and had a great sense of style.
    It is so wonderful she had such a full life and enjoyed herself in whatever setting she found herself in.
    I offer my deepest sympathy to Little Al and Todd.
    Peace be with you,
    Your cousin,
    Bonnie Boyd Maready
    (Granddaughter Of Gussie Garrison Boyd -
    Carrie’s Sister, and Daughter of John and Mary Boyd)

  • Austin Sapp (Beth)

    Weird that I was just talking about Ms. Evelyn this past weekend - so sad to see this today. Growing up in Steele Creek, Ms. Evelyn was one of the “church ladies” that became, for me, an example of beauty inside and out, at a very young age. That early perception grew stronger as we all grew older - she never wavered in her quiet calmness, which hid a delightful sense of humor that I came to know as an adult. Always ready with a smile, a kind word, and a twinkle in her eye, I just want you to know that her kindness and caring nature had a broad impact in the community, and for me personally. My deepest condolences to you and all the extended family.

  • Ron Mullis

    I have so many fond memories of Annie. She was so kind to me growing up and welcomed me when I became part of her family at age 10. She always gave me candy as a kid and never forgot my birthday. I remember spending many Sundays with her going to church at Steele Creek with lunch afterwards at Grandma Ervin's. She did have a great laugh and I have no doubts she will spend eternity in heaven with our LORD. RIP Miss Annie.