Born May 2, 1926, in Muhlenberg County to William Lloyd and Lillian Oates Winebarger, Evelyn was the youngest of four and was preceded in death by her parents, brother Burnell, sisters Dorothy and Thelma, and husband John W. Brandon. Evelyn was a 1944 graduate of Graham High School and a 1948 Murray State graduate. A skilled teacher, a devoted wife and mother, her loving care for others made her an essential partner in the 40-year ministry of her late husband, John W. Brandon (1923-97). She served alongside him in Springfield, TN, San Jose, California, and several Western Kentucky churches including Beech Creek Baptist, Calvary (Central City), First Baptist Morgantown, New Cyprus, Morton's Gap, and Second Baptist Greenville. Throughout life, Evelyn's genuine smile, sense of humor, warm welcoming spirit and hospitality brightened the lives that she touched. She took great joy in providing and sharing a delicious home-cooked (and home grown) meal and spending time with loved ones. Evelyn is survived by her son, John F. Brandon and wife Kathy (Dickson) of Versailles; her daughter, Elizabeth Moore and husband Kendale of Atlanta; and her son, David Brandon and wife Cathy (Forman) of Glendale, KY. Also surviving are her grandchildren, John's daughter, Johanna Bertino and husband Matt Bertino of Greer, SC; Elizabeth's son, Brandon Moore and wife Elizabeth Meyerle of Brookfield, CT; David's daughters, Emily Brandon of Louisville, Keely and husband Jovan Rebolledo Mendez of Okinawa, Japan, and Katherine Shaw and husband Jonathan Shaw of Beni,Congo DRC; and great-grandchildren Christian Moore, Avery Moore, Maya Elena Rebolledo Brandon, Graham Shaw, and Eliot Shaw. Surviving nieces and nephews include Bob Winebarger, Janet Pond, Charlotte Morford, Carolyn Ratliff, Susan Kays, and Sarah Joines and their families. Services were conducted Monday, July 11, at the Versailles Baptist Church and Tuesday, July 12, at the Second Baptist Church in Greenville, KY. Interment was at Unity Cemetery in Graham, KY. The family wishes to express our deepest appreciation to the staff at Daisy Hill Assisted Living in Versailles and to Dr. Steve Vogelsang for the superb and compassionate care as well as to the many dear friends who have helped fill her days with love and joy. Thanks also to Hospice of the Bluegrass who cared for all of us these past weeks. Memorial contributions are encouraged to Shaw's Congo Mission. Online donations can be made at http:/uwm.org/missionaries/31401/. Checks should be made out to "United World Mission" and specified "Shaw Congo Mission- 31401" in the memo line. 205 Regency Executive Park Dr., Suite 430, Charlotte, NC 28217.
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Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.