Eva Charlotte Whitaker

June 18, 1941December 31, 2017

Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation (Habakkuk 3:18 KJV).

Eva Charlotte (Brackett) Whitaker, 76, of Dallas passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Caromont Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family. Eva was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her family dearly. She also loved her church. Her family considered her a Saint and she was a fervent prayer warrior. Eva loved quilting, sewing and both vegetable and flower gardening. She will be dearly missed by many.

Eva is the daughter of the late Lula Guffy Brackett and David Grady Brackett. Eva was one of 11 children. Five sisters and two brothers have preceded Eva in death.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband of over 60 years; Frank Whitaker Sr., daughters Darlene Brooks and husband Don, Linda Cornwell and husband Chris and son Frank Whitaker Jr. and wife Karen. Eva leaves behind three grandchildren; Erica Lee and husband Keith, Greg Whitaker and wife Tia and Skylar Dickson as well as great-grandchildren Kyleigh, Ethan, Cooper, Makenna and Kaleb. She also leaves behind sisters; Lucille Birchfield, Catherine Whitaker and Linda-Faye Stewart. Special Family members Jean Truett, Shirley Whitaker, Nellie Haney and Larry Whitaker are missing her. Eva’s Special friends; Sister Scott, Jerry and Carolyn Jernigan and Brother and Sister Stines are also grieving her loss.

A Life Well Celebrated service for Eva will be held at 11:00 A.M on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at The Dallas Funeral Home, 212 West Trade Street, Dallas with Pastor Danny Shortridge and Pastor Jack Fox to deliver words of comfort to her family and friends. Active pallbearers are Keith Lee, Greg Whitaker, Chris Cornwell, Don Brooks and Brent Norman.

Graveside and committal service will follow in the New Masonic Garden at Gaston Memorial Park, 1200 South New Hope Road, Gastonia, North Carolina.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM at the funeral home before the service. The family will also receive friend at the home of Linda Cornwell.

Those who wish to offer expressions of sympathy and share fond memories, please visit Eva’s guest book at:

The family of Eva Whitaker has entrusted her care to the staff at The Dallas Funeral Home. We are deeply honored.


  • Receiving of Guests Wednesday, January 3, 2018
  • Life well Celebrated Ceremony Wednesday, January 3, 2018
  • Graveside and Committal Service Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Eva Charlotte Whitaker

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Harold Rishel

January 20, 2018

You will surely be missed.l know you are dancing on those streets of gold.enjoy your new home,precious woman.

Joann Card

January 3, 2018

May she rest in peace...
From Freddie Conley and family

January 3, 2018

We will miss you at church, sweet lady. You always had a beautiful smile and hug for us. We felt like family with you and Lucille. Now we look forward to meeting you in Heaven soon. You helped so many you will have great reward there. Brother Pervie and Jean Stines

Angela Mathis

January 2, 2018

My dear sweet great aunt tip I will miss you dearly.. I love you RIH..

Linda Cornwell

January 1, 2018

I sure do miss you my little momma. You are my best friend, always will be. You have the best heart, you are the best part of our family. I miss you more each day. If any one ever says, they see some of you in me, I could not get any higher form of praise. As I always told you, just keep breathing, now it's all you, no more machine. I love you.

Kathy Carter

January 1, 2018

Heaven got another angle Love you aunt Tip My thoughts and prayers are with ya'll. ..

Kathy Carter

January 1, 2018

Heaven got another angle Love you aunt Tip

January 1, 2018

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Teri Conley, Luther

January 1, 2018

Aunt Tip, you will be missed so very much, so sorry I haven't seen you in a while, but it brakes my heart Everytime I looked at you cause you were so much like mom and I miss her so much, seeing you and saying bye just broke my heart more every time. I love you and know you are enjoying being with her and granny and the rest of the family now. You will be missed and loved always