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Evvie Lee Bannister Timmerman

February 26, 1931 — January 21, 2024

We gather here today to honor and celebrate the life of a beloved daughter of the South, Evvie Lee Bannister Timmerman, known affectionately as Evvie to all who were graced by her presence. Born on the 26th of February in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and thirty-one in Belton, South Carolina, Evvie was a beacon of light and love until the Lord called her home on the 21st of January, 2024, in Greenville, South Carolina.

Evvie, the cherished wife of Allen (hot rod) Timmerman and loving sister of Donald (and his wife Ruby Jo) Bannister of Belton who is the only surviving sibling. She was a sister among sisters, and a sister to brothers, Charles Bannister, Milton C. Bannister, Margie Hodges, Laura Mae Bannister, and Jonnie B. Phelps, all of whom preceded her in joining the heavenly choir. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Jessie Bannister, who instilled in her a spirit of grace and devotion that shone through her entire life.

The roots of Evvie's education were humbly planted in the fertile soil of an eighth-grade classroom, but her wisdom and understanding far surpassed the confines of formal schooling. For it was in the quiet sanctuary of the Woodside Church of God that Evvie found her true calling, serving as the church organist for a remarkable forty years. Her fingers danced upon the keys, bringing forth melodies that touched the souls of all who heard.

Evvie's love for the Lord was as unwavering as it was infectious. She served as the director of the Senior group, Young At Heart, and taught an adult ladies' Sunday school class for numerous years. Her spirit was sweet and loving; she never complained, even on the days when she did not feel her best. Always, there was a smile on her face and a song in her heart, a testament to the joy she found in her faith and her dedication to her church community. Evvie also had the delicate task of cutting out the prayer clothes for the church, a service she rendered with tender care and reverence.

Her interests were as rich and varied as the tapestry of life itself. Evvie loved crafts, sewing, and word searches. Her hands, ever busy, created beauty and warmth for her home and the lives of those around her. She cherished visiting her friends and family, bestowing upon them the same love and attention she gave to her cherished crafts. But above all, Evvie loved going to church and being involved there; it was her foundation, her guiding star.

To know Evvie was to know love in its purest form. She was generous, not just with material gifts, but with her time, her energy, and her spirit. Evvie was selfless, always placing the needs of others before her own, embodying the very essence of Christian love and charity. Her legacy is one of kindness and compassion, a legacy that will continue to inspire and guide those she has left behind.

Today, as we reflect upon the life of Evvie Lee Bannister Timmerman, we are reminded of the words of the Good Book: "Well done, good and faithful servant." Evvie has indeed fought the good fight, she has finished the race, and she has kept the faith. Now there is in store for her the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to her on that day.

Evvie's memory will be cherished and kept alive in the hearts of her many nieces and nephews, her family, her church, and her community. She has left us a legacy of love, a melody of faith that will continue to resonate in the lives she touched. We are comforted by the knowledge that Evvie is now at peace, resting in the eternal embrace of our Savior.

Let us hold fast to the memories, the laughter, the lessons, and the love that Evvie shared with us all. May we go forth with the same grace and joy that she carried through her life, and may we meet her again in that glorious place where every day is Sunday, and the Sabbath has no end. Amen.

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