Evelyn Willis Simons

October 23, 1925May 3, 2014

Evelyn Willis Simons, 88, of New Bern passed away May 03, 2013 at the Croatan Village Assisted Living Community. She retired from Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Company after a career of over 43 years. She was also a charter member of Highland Park Christian Church.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband; Charles C. Simons Sr., and two grandchildren; Trey Ladd and Nick Simons.

Evelyn is survived by her son; Charles C. Simons Jr. of New Bern, three daughters; Cynthia Blaylock of Dunn, NC, Valerie Broggi of New Bern, Catherine Warren (Darryl) of New Bern; her grandchildren; Scott White (Linda), Misty Grover, Jason Broggi (Ashley), Chris Simons, Devin and Jana Warren, and six great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at Greenleaf Memorial Park, on Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made in Evelyn’s honor to the AlzNC Walks Craven County Team “Making Strides” at or the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank the staff at Croatan Assisted Living, Pathways Memory Care Unit, and Community Home Care and Hospice for their love, support, and special care of our mother.Online condolences may be made to the Simons family at


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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June 5, 2014

A lot of good memories. Rest in peace dear Evelyn..

Pam Griffin

May 11, 2014

My heartfelt condolences on her passing. What a great lady. The girls and I always loved taking her to church and spending time with her. She could cook some liver and onions and I am glad I helped her for now I know her secret. My Mom, myself and my children send warm thoughts to all of you. Many happy memories. She will be missed!

Marilyn Jones Glover

May 9, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. I will always remember Mrs. Simmons with the fondest memories from my years at Highland Park Christian Church. She will be missed by many.

Andy and Bonnie Willis

May 9, 2014

May God be with each of you during this time of sorrow. May those wonderful memories of her encourage you all, we were so glad we were able to make it to the funeral for it was encouraging to us too. Love and prayers to you all,

Nora, Dave, and Marshall Peoples

May 8, 2014

We never lose the people we love, they will always be with us in our cherished memories. We hope you find comfort knowing how privileged you were to have shared Evelyn's love.

We will miss Evelyn greatly!

Angela Price

May 7, 2014

Ms Cathy & Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you.Evelyn will be missed but never forgotten. I LOVE her smile and laugh.I love it when she talk to me. I was her caregiver .R.I.P. Evelyn

May 7, 2014

Condolences, Love & Prayers to Your Family. Good Memories Get Us Through These Difficult Times. Rest In Peace Dear Lady. Florence & Brian Kearney, Arapahoe, NC

Phyllis Bowles

May 7, 2014

I have many fond memories of Aunt Evelyn and Mother, especially listening to their shared memories as they got older. I hope this Mother's Day you will find comfort in the wonderful memories of your Mother.

Lynne Edwards Scott

May 7, 2014

Sure thought a lot of Mrs. Evelyn. So many wonderful memories. Sending my love to you all.

Ginger Hardison Newcomb

May 7, 2014

Sending you all my deepest condolences.I have fond memories of your mother as I was growing up in Highland Park Christian Church... she always had a smile on her face.I will keep you all in my prayers that God will give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Ginger Hardison Newcomb. Goldsboro, NC