EVELYN CROUSE HYSMITH
Finger: Evelyn Beatrice Crouse Hysmith, age 93, the widow of John D. Hysmith, went to be with her Lord Monday morning July 3, 2023, at her home surrounded by her three loving daughters.
Born October 19, 1929, in Henderson, TN, she was the daughter of the Hobert McKinley and Ethel Moten Crouse. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, John D. Hysmith, who she lovingly cared for before his death, son-in-law Ray Miller, and a grandson Johnny Ray Miller.
She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church of Finger since 1954 and serving wherever she was needed.
She was a caring sweet hearted lady who loved her Lord, family, and church. She had a green thumb, having beautiful flowers and gardens which she enjoyed. She worked on the farm along side her husband, even driving the tractor at times. She was a lady of many talents; one was her cooking. Her strawberry pies, chocolate balls, applies pies and decorating birthday cakes for the grandchildren were family favorites.
She was a seamstress in her early years making all her clothing for herself and her daughters. She loved to quilt and made beautiful quilts for each child, grandchild, and even great grandchildren. She quilted as long as her health allowed. Her talents also included painting and crafting. She had worked at Salant and Salant, Mosier’s Pharmacy and in the cafeteria at Freed-Hardeman, working in cakes and pies.
She was a supporter of St. Jude Children’s Hospital and request in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
She made a loving home where there was always something good to eat and you were always welcomed.
She is survived by three daughters; Sandra Miller, Joan Carter (Larry) and Connie Smith (Steve) all of Finger, six grandchildren; Eric Miller (Amanda), Jason Miller (Gina), Jennifer Ramsey (Heath), Lance Carter (Leslie), Molly Stanfield (Randy), and Casey Smith Courtney), thirteen great grandchildren; Cody, Dilan, Cole, Randa, Abbey, and Carter, Kensley Bea, Taylor, Susanna, and Hunter, John Luke, Callie, and Rylie, two great-great grandchildren; John Thomas and Hayes. She also leaves two sisters: Barbara Ann Cherry and Linda McIllwain and a brother Ray Crouse. She was preceded in death by five brothers; Tommy, Billy, Earl, Hobert Jr., and James Lewis and four sisters; Jessie Lee Howell, Elma Dyer, Emma Lou Crouse, and Betty Robbins.
Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday July 8th at Shackelford Funeral Directors Crook Avenue with Tony Hysmith, Eric Miller, and Jason Miller officiating and soloist Courtney Smith. Burial will follow at Maggie Jones Cemetery at Finger.
The family will receive friends at Crook Avenue from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday.
Shackelford Funeral Directors