Dorothy Mae Chambers Evans

Dorothy Mae Chambers Evans

September 15, 1930 – May 11, 2019

Dorothy Mae Evans, daughter of the late Annie Belle (Chambers) Core, departed this life on Saturday May 11, 2019. She was born on September 15, 1930 in Richmond County, NC.

As a child, Dorothy attended St. Johns Missionary Church. She graduated from Mineral Springs High School in 1947.

It became clear, early on, that when it came to working, Dorothy was a force to be reckoned with.

Initially, after leaving the Beaverdam community, she worked in a domestic capacity for several families. The most notable of these families was Dr. and Mrs. Stapleton, the sister and brother-in-law of former US President Jimmy Carter.

In the 50’s, Dorothy, became an Army wife and mother and made her home in Fayetteville, NC. She began to travel and continue her education. She studied nursing at Allen University in Baltimore, MD, and special education at the University of Maryland in Mannheim, Germany. During this time, she was an admin assistant at a Real Estate office, a nurse and a special needs school bus driver.

The 60’s brought another baby and many more changes to Dorothy’s life. She eventually moved to Washington DC during one of the most interesting times in US History. She entered the District Court system as a court room stenographer (she could type 140wpm) which put her, at times, in the middle of civil unrest which most of the nation only saw on TV.

By the time the 70’s rolled around, Dorothy was just getting started. She began working at the Veterans Administration in the typing pool. Once another 10 years rolled by, one job just wasn’t enough. After her day job at the VA, Dorothy attained Top Secret Clearance and became a security officer at night. She was in her 60’s the last time she qualified on the gun range. She “retired’ 33 years later as a Paralegal Specialist in the VA’s office of the Regional Council…. she got one more job….just for the fun of it…A travel agent at the Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park, NC.

In her spare time, Dorothy enjoyed solving word searches, cooking, watching TV, and talking on the phone with friends & family. She always looked forward to Sundays at St. John’s.

Dorothy leaves to cherish and honor her memory; her son, Charles H. Evans and her daughter-in-law Shamira of Ft. Eustis, VA; her daughter, Jaquelin H. Taybron of the home in Durham, NC; Five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Ernestine Herbert of Winston-Salem, NC and Shirley Chambers of the home in Durham, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends…a multitude of co-workers she counted amongst her friends and family.

Walk-thru Viewing

Elite Funeral Services Inc
125 High Street , Ellerbe, NC 28338
May 17, 2019 4pm - 7pm

Funeral Service

St. John Missionary Baptist Church
1729 Derby Road, Ellerbe, NC 28338
May 18, 2019 1pm
Viewing 11am - 1pm

8 Condolences

  • Mrs.Katrena Wall Posted May 13, 2019 3:17 am

    Aunt Dot you will be truly missed. I appreciate the time we shared.

  • Lydell Posted May 14, 2019 3:02 pm

    What a wonderful hardworking woman. She treated me like family and I will always appreciate her kindness! My deepest condolences to the FAMILY.

  • Mary C. Sherman SSA in Rhode Island Posted May 14, 2019 3:12 pm

    What a wonderful and caring lady. She was always willing to help me when I had a travel question. God Bless Dorothy and her family.

  • Sonya Mitchell Posted May 14, 2019 9:58 pm

    It was a pleasure to have known and worked with Ms. Dorothy, in my lifetime. She was the epitome of a kind and blissful human being. The employees at EPA will greatly miss her warm and happy spirit in the office. My prayers are with the family. Rest in Peace “Mrs. Peachy Keen”.

  • Tracie Schultz Posted May 15, 2019 7:30 pm

    Sending my deepest sympathies to the family. I will always remember the time you and Aunt Shirley drove me tback to VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY, we laughed all the way. You will truly be missed

  • Lori Stancil & family Posted May 15, 2019 10:02 pm

    Thinking of you All ,Jackie.. My Sincere Sympathy..God Bless, Heaven has an Angel..

  • Pamela Hamilton Posted May 16, 2019 10:12 pm

    My family and I are sending my deepest condolence to the family. We love you Great Aunt Dot. You will be missed.

  • Betty C Yancey Posted May 18, 2019 2:43 am

    The family of the late Garland and Julia Chambers wishes to convey our deepest sympathy to the family. We pray that God will continue to comfort you during this difficult time. Betty, Annie, Julia, Grace, Katherine, Suddie, Garland Jr.

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