Betty "Evelyn" Hitt

March 19, 1932June 7, 2019

Betty Evelyn Hitt of Ridgeland, MS went to be with the Lord on June 7, 2019.

Evelyn was born in Eatonton, GA on March 19, 1932 to Lois and Ernest Weems. She attended Clarksdale High School and Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis, TN.

Evelyn married Burnell Hitt August 16, 1957 and together they had one daughter, Linda.

Evelyn had a long career at King’s Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City where she served in a number of positions including head nurse of surgery and Director of Nurses. After retiring from the hospital she worked part time at Jackson Eye Institute assisting in cataract surgery.

She and Burnell enjoyed traveling, camping, family and mission work. Evelyn was a long time member of First Baptist Church in Madison, MS and most recently at Still Water Church at The Waterford.

She is survived by her husband, Burnell Hitt, daughter, Linda Hitt, brother, Jimmy Weems and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Lois and Ernest Weems and sister, Margaret Ann Sheffield.

Funeral services will be held at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland, MS on Monday, June 10th. Visitation will be 9-10 am with the service at 10. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City at 12:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Hospital or French Camp.


  • Burnell Hitt, Husband
  • Linda Hitt, Daughter
  • Jimmy Weems, Brother
  • Mrs. Hitt also leaves numerous nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.


  • Visitation Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, June 10, 2019


Betty "Evelyn" Hitt

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Cindy Walker

June 9, 2019

Sweet Evelyn always. Smart Nurse Evelyn. Special Evelyn always dressed and hair fixed and last time I saw the sweetest thing of Burnell pushing her to dinner at The Waterford on her walker as she was turned around facing him. ❤️

Julie Chaffin

June 8, 2019

Quick, dry wit and the best Joker player there ever was (even if Burnell made her cheat😀). A sweet lady who will be very much missed.