Evelyn Welch English, 92, filled her home with love, sunshine and good cooking

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Evelyn Welch English, of Burgaw, died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at her home. She was 92.

She was born Oct. 25, 1922, in Pender County, the last living of 10 children born to George and Lillie Parker Welch. Evelyn was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years, Harry English; sisters, Nina English, Lucille Spender, Mary Welch and Stella Ramsey; and brothers, Jimmy, John D., David, George P. and Allen Welch.

Evelyn is survived by her devoted family: her daughters, Brenda Kelly (Thomas), of Burgaw, Evelyn Lorek (Edwin), of Castle Hayne and Angela Jefferson (Michael), of New Bern; grandchildren, Janet Kelly-Scholle (Frank), David Thomas Kelly (Rhonda), James David Lorek (Sharon), Mark Edwin Lorek (Laura), David Michael Jefferson and Jonathan Welch Jefferson; she was blessed with seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Evelyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who filled her home with love, sunshine and good cooking. She always had the last word, said in a teasing, joking way. Evelyn loved her flowers and always had an abundance of vegetables to share from her garden. First and foremost, Evelyn loved her Lord and family. She leaves a true legacy of love, faith, caring and sharing.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel, with the service beginning at 2 p.m. Pastor Roger Barnes will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Riverview Memorial Park.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, you consider a memorial gift to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or to Boys and Girls Home of NC, P.O. Box 127, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, especially Evelyn’s nurse, Felicia Tillman for the love and care given to Evelyn.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

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