February 10, 1946 – January 18, 2020
Evelyn Sain of Hickory passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Trinity Ridge after an extended illness.
Evelyn was born in China Grove, NC and graduated from South Rowan High School. She was a star basketball player through high school as she earned all-county honors as well as team MVP her senior year, and she attended all twelve years of school without ever missing a day. She and her beloved husband, David, were married for 52 years. Evelyn was a giving, selfless soul who always put everyone else before herself, who never had a negative word to say about anyone, and who spent every day that she was physically able to do so helping others. For many years, she and her close friend Mary Miller visited homebound seniors and residents of skilled care facilities.
Evelyn was a woman of strong Christian faith and was a member of Corinth Church. She thoroughly enjoyed attending church and listening to Christian music. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing the piano. She worked in the office for Stylecraft Furniture until her daughter, Julie, was born and at that time decided to stay at home with her children. She was like a team mom to many of her kids' teammates, and she enjoyed coaching her daughter for a couple seasons as well. Her grandson, Alex, was her pride and joy as she loved spending time with him and taught him to play chess. Evelyn showed her unparalleled strength and character as she battled PSP for eleven years without a single complaint. She was a thoughtful, helpful, and honest angel on earth who was loved by many.
She is survived by her husband David, son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Lori, daughter and son-in-law Julie Sain Cordora and Mike, grandson Alex, mother Daisy Sechler of China Grove, brother Jimmy (Jan), sister Carol (Harold), seven nieces and nephews, and her children's godmother who was her high school teammate and close lifelong friend, Gloria Lee. She was preceded in death by her father Vernon Sechler.
Her family would also like to thank her dear friends of many decades Mary Miller and Carol Tuttle for their continuous love and support of Evelyn and the entire family throughout her illness.
Evelyn's family is extremely grateful to the pastors of Corinth Church, the members of Carolina Caring, the staff of Trinity Ridge, and the many family friends who visited and sent cards, food, and gifts throughout her illness. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Corinth Church in Hickory or to Carolina Caring of Catawba County.
On Tuesday, January 21, the family will receive friends from 12:30 pm to 2:15 pm and have a service at 2:30 pm at Hickory Funeral Home led by Rev. Lori Blocker of Corinth Church. The family will have a private burial service.
Arrangements are with Hickory Funeral Home.
3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658
Corinth Reformed Church
150 16th Ave. NW, Hickory, NC 28601
- VISITATION Tuesday, January 21, 2020
- FUNERAL SERVICE Tuesday, January 21, 2020
January 21, 2020
We are very sorry to hear that Evelyn has passed. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. If there's anything we can do let us know.
Ken & Pat Bumgarner
January 20, 2020
Our hearts are deeply saddened to learn of Evelyn's passing--she was such a vibrant, beautiful woman of faith who lived courageously and with a true servant's heart. We are confident that Evelyn's last breath here was her first breath in Heaven as she looked upon Jesus--our Savior! We rejoice that she is alive and well, more beautiful than ever in Heaven's glory. We believe that Evelyn now is experiencing the truth of Psalm 16:11 " You will show me the path of life. In Your Presence is fullness of joy; at your right Hand are pleasures forevermore."
With heartfelt sympathy and prayers for your comfort, Sandy and Cuyler Dunbar
January 20, 2020
Please accept our deepest condolence, Tom and Carole
Yvonne Barnhardt Harrington
January 19, 2020
In school Evelyn was a friend to all and had a heart and personality larger than life.
May God grant peace to your family, close friends and all of us who are saddened by her passing.
Love in Christ,
Yvonne (Barnhardt) Harrington
January 18, 2020
Evelyn was the epitome of the perfect wife, mother, and friend! As Julie and LeeAnna were busy being softball stars for David from elementary through high school on school and summer league teams, Evelyn and I became friends, traveling together lots of times to out-of-town games. I always had the deepest admiration for her and how she was always a step ahead in knowing what anyone needed. Her kind and giving personality, beautiful smile, and unselfish caring spirit were ever present. David, Jeff, and Julie, I will keep you in my prayers and cherish my fondest memories of Evelyn, as I know you will. Love to all of you! Judy Wittenberg Valentine, Statesville, NC