Evelyn Pere Knox, age 49, passed away at her residence Monday morning, October 5, 2009, after a difficult battle with brain cancer.
Born in Wiesbaden Germany, March 30, 1960, she was the daughter of William J. Pere and the late Dora Moreau Pere.
Evelyn will be fondly remembered by family, friends, and co-workers for her boundless energy, cheerful sense of humor, and devotion to those close to her. A great friend and companion, Evelyn was cherished by many. Evelyn was best known for her strength, compassion, and deep sense of loyalty. Blessed throughout her life with beauty and charm, she left a lasting impression on those around her. Her passing at such a young age leaves all who knew her with a profound sense of loss. A loving mother, a devoted sister and aunt, and a dedicated wife, she will remain forever in our hearts.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 2:00 PM Thursday from St. Matthew Catholic Church, with Father Robert Diegelman presiding. Interment will follow in St. Matthew Catholic Cemetery.
In addition to her father she is survived by her husband, Stephen Knox, daughter Ashley Clayton and Katelyn Knox all of Timberlake; brothers, Richard Pere, Bill Pere, David Pere, Scott Pere; sisters, Marie Milton, Francis Wright, Nancy Furmage and Joyce Barnes
Friends may visit with the family from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday evening at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Preston Robert TISCH Brain Tumor Center, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710
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Arrangements for the Knox family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.