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1631 Church Street
NORFOLK, VA 23504
Phone: 757-622-1085
Fax: 757-624-1508
Evelyn Cousins

Evelyn Ann Cousins (Welch)

Wednesday, December 4th, 1940 - Saturday, December 19th, 2020
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Evelyn A. Cousins was welcomed into this world on December 4, 1940 by her parents Cleties & Isabella Welch. She was born in Little Washington, NC. Her early years were spent in North Carolina until the family moved to Norfolk, VA. After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School, she married Claude Cousins, Jr.in 1958 and traveled with him during his military career.

Her life touched many in her family, the community and her church. She was a faithful servant of God who had a gentle spirit that was infectious and welcoming to all who came in contact with her. She always had a kind word to say and enjoyed taking car rides with a large cup of sweet tea in hand.

Mrs. Cousins was a member of Zion Light Church of Christ Disciples in Norfolk, VA. She attended regularly until her health started to decline.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Cousins, Jr., her parents Cleties & Isabella Welch; two sisters, Fruzie Edwards and Mary Boone.

She is survived by a son, Kenton Cousins of Jacksonville, FL, two daughters, Kimberly Cousins of Virginia Beach, VA and Shannon (Kevin) Hinton of Atlanta, GA; two grandchildren, Tamekia Cousins and Natasha Cousins, three great-grandchildren, Jaelen Wall, Saniyyah Cousins and Jerel Burrus, Jr.; three brothers, Johnnie (Terri) Welch of Gonzales, CA, Manlus (Joyce) Welch of Chesapeake, VA, Cleties (Sharon) Welch of Suffolk, VA and one sister, Juanita (Willie) Smith of Norfolk, VA. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

These relatives and friends will mourn their loss and are charged with reflecting the marvelous light and love of her memory in their lives.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Graves Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Albert G. Horton Veterans Cemetery
    Address
    5310 Milners Rd
    Suffolk, VA 23434
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  • Interment

    Location
    Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
    Address
    5310 Milner's road
    Suffolk, VA 23434
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Sherri Thomas Clayborne

Posted at 11:35am
Sending condolences to the Cousins Family. Words cannot express the love I have for Granny. She was a true woman of God who taught me so much about life. I know she will be missed on Earth, but she is rejoicing with our Heavenly Father and I know He met her with “Well Done”. My prayers are with you for strength and comfort.
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Bettie Thomas

Posted at 12:50pm
To the Cousins family, thanks for sharing Evelyn with our family. When Evelyn, called Granny, first began her loving care of “ my “ granddaughter , I was jealous of her. She was here with my granddaughter while I was in NC . However, my late husband and I grew to love her and appreciate her.
Our loss is Heaven’s gain . May this godly woman Rest In Peace !
Bettie Thomas
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Saundra Glenn

Posted at 08:58am
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Evelyn Cousins. We are friends of sister, Juanita, and have often joined in delight with shared stories about her many works, blessings, gifts and talents. To God be the Glory as she has gone from labor to reward. Rev Saundra and Billy Glenn, Upper Marlboro, Md
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Martha Lacy

Posted at 09:30am
Our warmest condolences, from the Smith and Ward Family
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