Eva Jones Pleasants | The Wake Weekly
SearchHelpSubscribe / renew
Login

Eva Jones Pleasants

Posted on February 17, 2021

Obituaries

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.

Related content

Bobbie Miriam Shade

March 24, 1933 — April 4, 2021 ROLESVILLE — Bobbie Miriam Shade, 88, passed away Sunday, April 4, 20...

John Ross Foster

WAKE FOREST — John Ross Foster, 23, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021. A graveside service will ...

Charlie Roland Young

WAKE FOREST — Charlie Roland Young, 88, died Tuesday, March 26, 2021. Arrangements are by Bright Fun...


Local news

The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce held a celebratory ribbon cutting for new member Town Hall Burger & Beer on Wednesday, April 7. Town Hall Burger and Beer is in Wakefield Crossing at 13100 Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh. It’s open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

New burger joint celebrates opening in north Raleigh

For The Wake Weekly
| April 17, 2021

The Zebulon Woman's Club partnered with the Zebulon Police Department to raise awareness of child abuse. The club planted 24 spinning pinwheels near the Blue Star Memorial at the police department, honoring the founding of the club in 1924. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Zebulon Woman's Club, police raise awareness of child abuse

For The Wake Weekly
| April 16, 2021

Donnie Hight, left, is congratulated for his service by Mark Dwyer, the commander of the Walter E. Cole Post 187 American Legion. Hight, a lifetime resident of Wake Forest, received his 60-year American Legion service award at Post 187’s regular meeting in March. Hight enrolled in the Wake Forest American Legion following his release from active service in the U.S. Navy after World War II and has continued ever since. The group said Hight has contributed to the advancement of the Legion Post and the community of Wake Forest. Hight has participated in the enhancements to the Wake Forest Veterans Memorial while serving as chairman of the committee dedicated to the preservation of an important veteran monument devoted to the citizens of Wake Forest who perished while defending the nation in all conflicts since the Revolutionary War. The monument serves as an important location for community service honoring Wake Forest veterans.

Legionnaires recognize Hight for 60 years of service

For The Wake Weekly
| April 16, 2021

Trending recipes