Evelyn Byrum Hobbs, of Elizabeth City, North Carolina went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 17, 2020 with her son by her bedside.
She was born in Tyner, NC on October 16, 1921 to the late Ernest Ray and Annie Baccus Byrum. She was the widow of her beloved husband of sixty-five years, Bonnie Lee Hobbs. She was a member of Fountain of Life Church for eighty years where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, member of the Choir, and was past President and Secretary of the Ladies Ministry. She was a well-known Avon Representative in Northeastern North Carolina for thirty years with many loyal customers.
She is survived by her son, Randy Lee Hobbs of Norfolk, VA; daughter Renee H. Jones of Wilson, NC; granddaughter, Courtney R. Jones of Elizabeth City, NC; along with many special nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Earcle B. Riddick, Sylvia B. Biggs, and Anna B. White; her brother, Ernest Ray Byrum; and grandson, William Christopher Jones. A special thank you to the staff at Waterbrooke Assisted Living for all their kindness and care; we know they will miss their “Diva Mimi.”
A celebration of her life will be planned for a later date. A private service will be held in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Fountain of Life Church, 1107 US-17 South, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Hobbs family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.TwifordFH.com.