Evelyn Virginia "Nunie" Fulwood Leevy was born on March 6, 1937, in Sumter County. She departed this life on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Sumter Health & Rehabilitation Center.
She was educated in the Sumter County school system at Johnson High School. Evelyn later enrolled at Harbinson Institute in Irmo, graduating in 1955 with honors as a glee club member. After high school, she located to New York and continued her education. Evelyn was employed by Chase Manhattan Bank N.Y. for many years, before retiring. She then returned to her home of Sumter, where she became employed by South Sumter Resource Center, before retiring again. Evelyn became a member of Mt. Sinai AME Church and accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her siblings, Cloudie E. York Jr., Mary O. York Walker, Sarah York Witherspoon, Joseph Daniel York, Beverly G. York (Joseph) Laws and Warren C. (Delgracia) York; an aunt, Mary Fulwood; a goddaughter, Gwendolyn Rice of New York; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her grandparents, Isaac Fulwood Sr. and Sarah Ben Fulwood, whom she referred to as her parents; her mother, Ida M. Fulwood York; and stepfather, Cloudie York Sr.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Mt. Sinai AME Church, 5895 Mt. Sinai Church Road, Lynchburg, SC 29080, with the Rev. Marie D. Webb, pastor, eulogist, and the Rev. Alvin E. Webb officiating. Interment will follow at Edward Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home of her brother, 54 Murphy St., Sumter, SC 29150.
Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.
Online memorials may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on the web at www.jobsmortuary.net.
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