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Evelyn Pere Knox

Posted By Hall-Wynne On October 5, 2009 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | 21 Comments

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.

Condolences for the family of “Evelyn Pere Knox”

Condolence from Ginger Moore on October 6th, 2009 12:00 am

I am so sorry for your loss. She was my sister-in-law when married to my brother Gerald. I still love you Evelyn. May you rest in peace & in Jesus loving arms.

Condolence from Karen Copeland on October 6th, 2009 12:00 am

I can’t believe that you are gone. You stopped by just a week or so ago filled with hope for the future. I will miss those long conversations admist the smells of horses at the barn and Little Man poking his nose through the door at you as we talked vying for your attention. Those conversations were consoling for us both. Most of all I will miss your smile that lit up your eyes. Your humor was infectious. I know that you are in a better place but know that you will be sorely missed!

Condolence from Sharon Tate on October 7th, 2009 12:00 am

My words cannot express the sorrow that I am feeling right now when I heard of the news of Evelyn passing, I had just asked Ashley about her about a month ago. Evelyn was my supv at qualex years ago, she was a great motivater, always cheerful and gave great advice, to the family she is gone now to a better place,where she will not have to suffer any longer, GOD has gotten a great ANGEL…


Condolence from Chris Roberts on October 7th, 2009 12:00 am

I am so shocked to hear the news. I knew Evelyn when I worked at Qualex. Such a beautiful lady. I hope the family finds comfort in knowing she is no longer suffering. May she Rest in Peace.

Condolence from Stacey Haynes Brantley on October 7th, 2009 12:00 am

I am truly sadden by the news of Evelyn’s passing. We worked together for many years at Qualex and I will always remember her smile. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. She is now at peace.

Condolence from April Carnell on October 7th, 2009 12:00 am

I remeber when you first started at Duke. We used to sit and talk about your growing family and your love for horses. Your presence will be missed at Duke. I know you will still be watching us and your family. I am going to miss seeing you in the hall and saying hello to you. The hall way will not fill the same. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Condolence from Wanda Jones on October 7th, 2009 12:00 am

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who knew Mrs. Knox, especially family and close friends. What a wonderful person and Angel whose been called home. A journey we all will make one day; never knowing what day, what second or what hour. GOD knows what best; in these difficult times may you put your trust and faith in him. Be encouraged and remember that losing a loved one is never easy, but it will get better. Evelyn was a wonderful and beautiful person, she touched many peoples heart with her strength, endurance and compassion. Cherish the wonderful momments and times where love and laughter filled the air, for she will always be with you. May the abundance of love embrace and surround the family to help get through the days to come- GOD Bless You.

Condolence from Charlene Poole on October 7th, 2009 12:00 am

Evelyn was my supervisor at Qualex for 4 years. What I remember most about Evelyn is her dedication, strength in what she believed in and love for all people. Evelyn had a saying in our department at Qualex, when we werent sometimes getting along. “You don’t have to like each other but you will respect each other”. I will miss Evelyn so much, we’ve had so many long conversations and emails. Wow, I just thank God for putting her in my life.
Ashley and Katelyn always hold to God’s promises no matter how life’s situations may look. Don’t ever give up on plans God has made for your life. God knows all our challenges and he can turn things around for your good.

Condolence from Genise Fowler on October 7th, 2009 12:00 am

My most sincere condolences to the family for your recent loss. I know how deeply saddened you are… remember, the special times you had together as she will always live within your heart and soul. My prayers are with you at this difficult time and God Bless ~

Condolence from Sara Bodenhamer on October 7th, 2009 12:00 am

I am so sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. I worked with Evelyn at Qualex and will always remember her grace, dignity and wonderful sense of humor. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Condolence from Gina Hawley on October 7th, 2009 12:00 am

Evelyn was always so sweet and willing to help with anything you needed! She enjoyed her job and she was good at it. She could always put a smile on your face. I am so sorry for your loss. She will truly be missed!

Condolence from Trevor Ashton on October 7th, 2009 12:00 am

Evelyn always made me laugh. She was a great friend and her bright smile will never be forgotten. Evelyn put family and friends before herself. Family was most important and her world revolved around her beautiful daughters. I miss her dearly.

Condolence from Betty Reeves on October 7th, 2009 12:00 am

To the family ~ I am so sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. I know you’re hurting, and I pray you will find comfort and strength for today and the days to come. Lean on God for understanding. When someone leaves us so unexpectedly, it’s difficult to make sense of it all. Your family is in my prayers.

Condolence from Kelly Clark on October 7th, 2009 12:00 am

Dear Marie,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss. I hope you find consolation through the love you have for each other, and from the love sent to all of you from friends and acquaintances.

With wishes for peace….

Condolence from Susan Fussell on October 8th, 2009 12:00 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Susan Fussell
Surety Agency, LLC

Condolence from Jackie Cothran on October 8th, 2009 12:00 am

My daughter Grayson Cothran is friends with Katelyn. Grayson wanted Katelyn to know that she is praying for her. Our condolences to your family. Jackie, Timmy, Andrew and Grayson Cothran

Condolence from nancy brown on October 8th, 2009 12:00 am

I am saddened to learn of Evelyn’s passing this week. Her attitude while battling this dreaded disease was impressive. I had known her many years helping me at the bank and helping her at Merle Norman. I always enjoyed our laughs and visits. My heart goes out to your family in this time of loss.

Condolence from Crystal Parrish on October 8th, 2009 12:00 am

I worked with Evelyn at Duke. She was a great friend to me, she was a wonderful women. I just wanted to let her children Ashley and Kaityln know they where blessed to have her as mother, not a day went by that she did not speak of them. And to Steven I am so sorry for your loss, she loved you very much as well. My prayers are with all of you.

Condolence from Madeline Kearney on October 9th, 2009 12:00 am

I had known Evelyn since i was a teenager. I first met Evelyn when she was working at First Union Bank. Then several years later we worked together at Qualex. I so loved Evelyn. She was the bright spot in everyone’s day! Evelyn…you will be sorley missed. I am so grateful to have known Evelyn!!

Condolence from Angela Berry Saxon on August 7th, 2011 12:00 am

I just found out about Evelyn’s passing and I have to say the world is a lot less bright without her in it. I knew her at Pine Forest high school and from the neighborhood in Braxton Hills. She was a wonderful person full of laughter….

Condolence from Doni Hunt Saunders on February 26th, 2015 3:52 pm

Evelyn was my “best good friend” in the whole world…I miss her so much! I love you Evelyn!

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