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Eva Jones Pleasants

Posted on February 17, 2021


WAKE FOREST — Eva Jones Pleasants passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, at her residence.

She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Ruby Inscore Jones and Jessie Jones. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by four sisters, Gladys Jones, Lenora Mangum, Elma O’Neal and Linda Hunter.

She was a charter member of the New Light Church of God.

She was married to Jimmy Pleasants for 46 years and never left each other’s side except for going to their jobs. She enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening and spending time together no matter what they were doing. She was a very strong-willed person who got everything done. She was never lazy and helped Jimmy with their garden and loading wood. She was a very good cook, but everyone really enjoyed her potato salad.

She began working at Mac’s Dime Store in Wake Forest. Then she worked at Aerotron Electronics in Raleigh for many years until she went to work for Northern Telecom at RTP. She worked there for five years before retiring.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens in Wake Forest with Pastor Robin Taylor officiating.

Mrs. Pleasants is survived by her husband, the love of her life; Jimmy Pleasants; a daughter; Ann Ray (Donald); grandchildren, David Marshall (Amy), Kathy Averett (Steve) and Gerald Ray; great-grandchildren, Davey Marshall, Erin Marshall, Brittany Avberett, Brandon Averett, Alexis Ray and Jason Ray; sister, Janie Dasilva; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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