1/16/1951 - 6/15/2022
velyn Laverne Spurlock was born in Omaha, NE on January 16, 1951 to the late Albert and Evelyn Crossley. She attended Kellom Elementary School and Technical High School, graduating in 1969. After graduating, she worked at Kilpatrick’s Clothing Store, where she would model their apparel.
Also in 1969, Evelyn met and soon married Jethro Spurlock, Jr.. They became husband and wife on March 5, 1970 and remained married for 20 years while raising five children.
The Rev. Charles Favors baptized Evelyn at Pilgrim Baptist Church at an early age. She would later join Morning Star Baptist Church under the direction of Rev. Z. W. Williams. While at Morning Star, Evelyn was involved in the Music Ministry and Gospel Thru the Arts. She also assisted in the church’s culinary department, was a member of the Seniors Club and her volunteerism led her to Louisiana with the New Orleans Outreach Project where she and other members of the church assisted in the rebuilding of New Orleans post Katrina. In 2010, Evelyn received a certificate of Recognition from Morning Star for her more than 40 years of dedicated service to the church - Even from afar, Evelyn watched Sunday services online and remained a member until her death.
Evelyn had many talents. She was an artist who could draw just about anything, she loved writing poetry, and her creative decorating skills could bring life to any home. Evelyn also tried her skills at acting and participated in community stage plays, including “A Raisin in the Sun”, at the Omaha Community Playhouse.
Evelyn moved to Reno, NV in 1979 and remained there for eight years. Evelyn enjoyed learning and was always on the go. She received her CNA license, and later in life, she went back to school, and in 2007, received her Associates Degree from Metropolitan Community College, where she was on the Dean’s List for several semesters. Yet and still, Evelyn’s love for cooking led her to study culinary arts. She utilized her superb cooking skills to provide nutritious meals to juveniles at the Youth Detention Center in East Omaha.
Evelyn moved to Las Vegas, NV in 2014 to be closer to family. She passed away on June 14, 2022. She was found peacefully resting in her bed on June 15, 2022. Evelyn will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by both her paternal and maternal grandparents, and parents; sister, Carolyn Steed; stepson, Gregory Spurlock; great-grandson, Baby Taj; and great-granddaughter, Baby Aria. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Christina Spurlock ; Kimberly Spurlock , N. Las Vegas; two sons, Deano Spurlock ; Deaconn Spurlock, Sparks, NV; two step-daughters, Hazel Henderson, Oregon; Michelle Jimerson, Omaha; sister, Lois Fountain, Omaha; 21 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Wake / Visitation: Thursday 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary – Ames Chapel.
Services will be held on Friday at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 2501 Hamilton Street, Omaha, NE. Funeral Service 12:30 PM - Viewing for family and friends starts at 11:30 AM.
Burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, NE.
Roeder Mortuary, Inc. - Ames Chapel - 4932 Ames Ave - Omaha, NE - 402-453-5600 www.RoederMortuary.com