Bright-Holland Funeral Home

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Evelyn Delois Pressley

March 22, 1943March 20, 2020

Evelyn Delois Pressley, 76, of Pattonville, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, at her home while surrounded by her loved ones. As to comply with the executive order from the Governor of Texas, the family has scheduled private services at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 23rd, at the Pavilion of Restland Cemetery in Cunningham with Frankie Norwood officiating. Mrs. Pressley will lie in repose at Bright-Holland Funeral Home and friends and family are encouraged to visit and sign her guest book. The family will receive friends at their home, 5651 Farm Road 196 S., Pattonville, TX 75468. All are welcome.

Evelyn, the daughter of Oscar & Josie Pierce Webster, was born March 22, 1943, in Logan, NM. She graduated from Logan High School. She and her husband, Tommy, worked on ranches in the Panhandle of Texas where Evelyn enjoyed cooking for the cowboys.

In 1973, the couple moved to Cunningham. She worked for the Prairiland ISD in 1981, before the birth of her third child. In 1996, she began working in the cafeteria at Prairiland and remained until retirement. Evelyn was an avid volunteer with 4-H and FFA when her children were younger. She volunteered at many events in the Cunningham community where she was known by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Wilburn Webster, and a sister, Nona Bennett.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas C. Pressley, whom she married on Oct. 2, 1965, building 54 years of family and memories, three children; James Allen Pressley, Dona Winkler & husband Richard, and Deann Pressley, a grandson, Jeremiah Winkler, two brothers, D. W. Webster & wife Kathy and Charles Webster & wife Lydia, numerous nieces & nephews including Barbara Golden & husband Lynn along with one great great niece and a plethora of friends.


  • Vance Golden
  • Lane Golden
  • Mike Winters
  • Tommy Bove
  • Jake Bove
  • Dean Watson


  • Private Graveside Service Monday, March 23, 2020
  • Family Visitation Sunday, March 22, 2020


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Cyndi Lewis

March 30, 2020

My husband and I became neighbors and friends with Evelyn and Tommy when we bought land in Pattonville years ago. Evelyn and Tommy were constant companions, always together taking care of cows, planning their next project, and ever-vigilant about taking care of their family, friends and neighbors. Evelyn truly delighted in Tommy’s antics and told us numerous stories of their times together over the years. Always smiling, always offering a greeting with a hug...never a cross word or a complaint. She always put a positive spin on any negative situation. Full of wisdom and words of advice...but only if you asked for it. She did not force her opinion on you. But if you asked, she would give it in the most tactful and helpful way. This is how I remember her. She made a wonderful breakfast for us one morning when we were up for a weekend and we visited and laughed. I will always love this gracious, hard-working, ever-vigilant, always-smiling, beautiful friend. We send our sympathy and condolences to Evelyn’s entire family and special prayers for Tommy, as we well know he has lost his constant companion and gate opener. But I know she’ll be there in heaven, holding the gate open, waiting for the day he will drive through. Cyndi & Rick Lewis.

Lydia Webster

March 22, 2020

Evelyn was the backbone of the Webster family holding us all together as we weathered the storms of life. She always looked out for her brothers and hosted many holidays for the extended family. We will miss her greatly. My favorite memory is when she and Nona came to visit the time I went into labor and they were forced to get 3 school kids ready for school and picture day. She managed whatever the task at hand.

Amy Russell

March 22, 2020

Auntie Evelyn and Uncle Tommy stopped by our house after the birth of our first child. I remember feeling so special that they would take the time to stop by. Many special times spent over the years as our families visited one another. We love you all.

Carolyn Maupin

March 21, 2020

So glad we got to attend Tommy and Evelyn’s 50th anniversary and share in their celebration. Evelyn was a special person to me and I know how much she loved her family and my heart hurts for the family’s loss.