Evelyn Welch Cowling

Evelyn Welch Cowling

Waverly, VA
06.27.1929 - 01.24.2018

Evelyn Welch Cowling passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Born June 27, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Welch. Mrs. Cowling was a faithful member of Waverly Baptist Church and was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Frances Thorpe and her grandson, Courtney Cowling.


Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 71 years, Gurney Branch Cowling, Sr.; son, Gurney Branch Cowling, Jr. and wife, Polly; grandchildren, Branch Cowling, Shawn Cowling and wife Lori, and Carey Cowling; great-grandchildren, Davis, Bennett, Sloan, and Logan; brother, Harold Welch and wife Betty; and numerous nieces and nephews including a special niece, Tina Harris and husband Don.


A memorial service will be held at 1PM Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Waverly Baptist Church with Dr. Wayne Rogers officiating. The family will receive friends following the service with a light reception in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Waverly Baptist Church, 301 East Main Street, Waverly, VA 23890 and Tidewater Academy, P.O. Box 1000, Wakefield, VA 23888. R.W.Baker & Company, Wakefield Chapel serving the family. Condolences may be posted at www.rwbakerfh.com.


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Waverly Baptist Church
301 East Main Street
Waverly, VA 23890
United States


She Was A Lovely Lady Always Happy..I have enjoyed the past almost 4 years with her and I could put a smile on her face when I would walk in the room.I was her Betty..Im sending special prayers to Mr.G.Cowling Sr.,Mr.G.Cowling Jr.and other Family members..With Luv Ms

Betty Davis

So sorry for your loss, Gurney.

Peggy J Moore

I would like to to express my condolence to the family of Ms Cowling for this is a sad time for the family. May the God of comfort bring comfort to your family. He made promises in his word the Bible, one which could be of comfort to you. He promises to remove the causes of suffering and to put an end to death. (Revelation 21:4). The true God promises to bring back to life our dead loved ones. (John 5:28-30). May the Holy Scriptures be of comfort to you.

J Taylor

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