Thursday, September 28, 2023

Evelyn Orange, 88, of Williamsburg

Evelyn Ruth (Kelly) Orange (Whiting’s Funeral Home)

On Saturday, January 21, 2023, the death angel took our beloved Evelyn Ruth Orange into eternal rest. Her life’s journey began on June 23, 1934, the daughter of the late Walter and Eleanor Kelly of Whaleyville, Virginia.

At a young age, Evelyn relocated to Williamsburg where she attended the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools graduating from Bruton Heights School.

Evelyn accepted Christ at an early age and became a lifelong member of First Baptist Church.

On December 26, 1952, Evelyn was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Paul Garson Orange.  They were blessed with three sons. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and aunt who always enjoyed being in the presence of her family.

She was a woman of few words with a never-ending faith in God. As a homemaker, she devoted her entire life to nurturing and teaching biblical morals to her family. Her quiet and humble spirit always reflected loving kindness.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Paul G. Orange; sisters, Helena, Nell, Rosa, Ann, and Susie; brothers, Walter (CJ) and Harvey.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories her sons, Stephen Dwight Orange, Garson Paul Orange, and Makiyn Imaad Muhammad; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Leonard Johnson and Robert Johnson (Marjorie); sister-in-law, Barbara Washington; one cousin, Dorothy Southall, who is 104 years old; a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives, and caring friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at First Baptist Church, Williamsburg. Virginia 23185.  Facial coverings are required.  At the request of the family, there will be no public viewing.

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