Evelyn Davis Allen

evelyn allen

August 26, 1928 ~ March 13, 2020

Born in: Jacksonville, FL
Resided in: Atlanta, GA

Evelyn Davis Allen passed away on the 13 th of March, 2020 in Atlanta, GA at the age of 91.

Evelyn, “Ebba” or “Evie” Davis Allen was born August 26, 1928 in Jacksonville, Fl. She was the only survivor of her parents Sarah Maddux Davis and Donald McCall Davis Sr, and her brother Donald McCall Davis, Jr. She graduated from Quitman High School, and from Shorter College and Georgia State University with a Master’s in Education. She taught school in Cartersville, Ga and then married Robert Grantham Allen sr. October 30th, 1951. Robert then joined the air force being stationed at Orly, Air force Base in Paris France, where their second child Robert Grantham Allen jr, was born.

Evelyn was proceeded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, Robert Grantham Allen Sr. She is survived by Shelley Reeves (Michael), Sarah Eden (Gene) her daughters; Robert Grantham Allen Jr. (Lori) and John Davis Allen Sr. (Tara) her sons; Charles Burks III (Erin), Carrie Allen, Elijah Maulding, Robert Grantham Allen III, Daniel Allen Eden, John Davis Allen, Jr. and Sage Elizabeth Allen, her grandchildren; and Baylor Burks and Collyn Burks, her Great Grandchildren.

Evelyn was a proud member of the “C” nines at Cherokee Town and Country Club as well as very active member since 1959 of Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, where she served in every capacity except Reverend. She was affectionately known as “Mother Superior”, and “Evelyn Deuteronomy” She was a member of Martha Stewart Bulloch Chapter NSDAR. In her life she volunteered and served on so many boards, committees and causes, the paper doesn’t have enough ink. She gave more than she got. She cared about everyone and always wanted to know what they were up to.

A celebration of life service will be held at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church at 471 Mount Vernon Highway Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30328, date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, do something nice or contribute to the Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church Foundation, mvpchurch.org.

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  1. Shirley Lowe says:

    To Evie’s family – I have known and worked with Evie in Martha Stewart Bulloch NSDAR since 2009. We all LOVED Evie!! She was a dedicated and faithful member of DAR for 72 years! That is longer than than many of our chapter members have been alive! She was truly a remarkable woman, and a role model for younger members. We always looked forward to her reports, as she knew how to make any subject truly interesting, and always left us laughing at the same time. She had a really tough sales pitch for the DAR cookbooks, and again, she always left us laughing when she pitched it.

    Our hearts go out to you. As much as we loved Evie, it is evident that she would have been a remarkable mother. May God comfort you during this time. Please let me know about funeral arrangements, as many of us would like to be there to honor Evie, the ultimate DAR lady!

    Shirley Lowe
    Chaplain, MSB NSDAR

  2. montez hammack says:

    Evie will live on in our minds and hearts. She was always such a delightful, bubbly and happy person that always made you feel better after having engaged with her. May God bring each of you comfort during this sad time.
    Montez Hammack,
    Martha Stewart Bulloch DAR

  3. Liz Cary says:

    Evidence was a remarkable woman. Always cheery and full of enthusiasm! I am deeply sad on her passing. Knew her thru MSBDAR.Rest in peace,Evie. Liz Cary

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