“For Safety Reasons, the Family Will Be Observing The Funeral Home COVID-19’s Rules”
The family members and friends will be observing the COVID-19 Health Rules (Face Masks “Over Both Mouth and Nose” and Social Distancing will be required)
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” (Psalm 121:1-4)
In profound sorrow, the Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service join with the Jackson and Sutton families to announce Evangelist Evelyn Jackson-Sutton, of Goldsboro, North Carolina, age 76, has completed her earthly journey.
She was lovingly known by her family members and friends as “Neal”.
Evangelist Sutton transitioned from labor to reward December 16, 2021 at Wayne UNC Health Care Center in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Evelyn was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, June 8, 1945 to the late Mr. Daniel Jackson and Mrs. Louise Dillihunt-Jackson.
She received her education in the Lenoir County Public School System. Evelyn graduated from Adkin High School in the Class of 1963.
She furthered her education by attending Buffalo State, concentrating on African American Studies.
During Evelyn’s younger years, she enjoyed watching and playing baseball and softball. Also, she enjoyed cooking and preparing tasty desserts.
During the 80’s, Evangelist Sutton surrendered her life to God and joined Greater Victory Apostolic Church in Kinston, North Carolina under the leadership of Bishop Benjamin F. Burton. During Evangelist Sutton’s mature years, she was an active church member until her health declined.
Evangelist Sutton was preceded in death by her mother, Mrs. Louise Dillihunt-Jackson of Kinston, North Carolina; her father, Mr. Daniel Jackson of Kinston, North Carolina; her husband, Mr. Arden Lee Sutton of La Grange, North Carolina; her brothers, Mr. James Jackson and Mr. Alton Lee Jackson both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A public visitation will be held Tuesday, December 21, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Britt Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, 414 East Washington Street, La Grange, North Carolina 28551.
A celebration of life service will be held Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the Greater Victory Apostolic Church, 5740 US Hwy 258-South, Snow Hill, North Carolina 28580. Bishop Benjamin F. Burton will officiate.
Interment will follow the celebration of life service in the Mills Memorial Cemetery, 1300 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Kinston, North Carolina 28501.
Evangelist Sutton leaves to cherish her loving and precious memories to her daughters, Mrs. Cherill Lee of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Ms. Sharon Sutton of La Grange, North Carolina and Mrs. Addie Sagere-Gibson of Lawerenceville, Georgia; her sisters, Mrs. Gwendolyn Jackson and Mrs. Carolyn Merritt both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Annie Ruth Clark, Mrs. Marion Burton and husband, Harvey, Mrs. Beverly Jones and husband, Alva, and Ms. Lisha Jackson all of Kinston, North Carolina; her grandchildren, Tdress Jones of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Errol Boyd, Jr. of Forrest Park, Georgia, Lafayedra Boyd of Raleigh, North Carolina, Erin Burch, D’Neal Towns and Alexandria Sagere-Gibson all of Lawrenceville, Georgia; her great grandchildren, Kennedii Jones Slaton and Kassidii Jones both of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and Raidyn Boyd of Forest Park, Georgia; a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, family members and friends.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021, the family members and friends will assemble at the Greater Victory Apostolic Church, 5740 US Hwy 258-South, Snow Hill, North Carolina 28580 at 10:15 a.m. in preparation for the line-up and the Celebration of Life Service.
Floral arrangements may be delivered to Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 414 East Washington Street, La Grange, North Carolina beginning on Tuesday morning, December 21, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cards, Love-Grams and Condolences may be faxed to Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 252-566-5604 or posted on line at www.lagrangefuneralservice.com or call Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 252-566-5603.
Professional services, of love and care, are entrusted to Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, LLC in La Grange, North Carolina.