April 23, 1923 - February 15, 2019
Evelyn McElroy Gordon peacefully passed away on February 15, 2019 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tennessee with her loving family members by her side. Evelyn was born April 3, 1923 in Waxahachie, Texas to the late Charles Homer and Maude Casey-McElroy. Evelyn spent her formative years in Malvern, Arkansas. On January 5, 1946 in the First Methodist Church, in Malvern, Arkansas, she married Dale Woodrow Gordon. In 1956 the family moved to Bristol. Evelyn was an active member of the State Street United Methodist Church. She taught kindergarten in the Church for 10 years. Evelyn managed a gift shop; The Guild Gallery, in downtown Bristol, Virginia, until her retirement. Evelyn was an active member of the Blue Stocking Club, the Ladies Golf Association and the United Methodist Women. Evelyn was preceded in death by the love of her life, her late husband, Dale Woodrow Gordon. She is survived by her loving and devoted children, Susie Gordon of Bristol and Randy (Sharon) Gordon of Indianapolis. Evelyn relished and adored her grandchildren, Randy (Jennifer) Gordon, Jr. of Kingsport, and Bridgette (Ray) Gordon of Johnson City and to her delight brought her 4 great grandchildren Nicholas, Jia, Mia and Evelyn. Evelyn will be deeply missed by her family, companions at the Oakmont at Gordon Park, State Street Church members and the multitudes of friends she made along her life’s journey. A personal message was written by Evelyn to all of you stating “Thank you for sharing my Life as it was wonderful and rewarding.” Celebration of Life services for Evelyn will be held at the State Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Jonathan Jonas presiding at 11:00 am on Monday, February 18, 2019. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall. The committal and entombment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Evelyn to State Street United Methodist Church, Attn: General Fund, 300 West Valley Drive, Bristol, VA 24201 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Gordon and her family have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory.
Evelyn McElroy Gordon peacefully passed away on February 15, 2019 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tennessee with her loving family members by her side. Evelyn was born April 3, 1923 in Waxahachie, Texas to the late Charles Homer... View Obituary & Service Information
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