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Written by Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel Tuesday, 06 September 2011 15:41
Eloise J. Harvey, 89, a lifelong resident of Crawfordville, Florida passed away Monday, September 5, 2011, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.
She was born in Ivan, Florida on March 14, 1922, to the late John Vickers and Bertie Raker.
Eloise graduated from Crawfordville High School with Honors where she lettered in basketball. She attended Tallahassee Jr. College and Florida State University School for Women. She worked as cafeteria manager at Crawfordville School and after thirty years of service retired. Eloise was the first President and Certification Chairman of the Wakulla County School Food Service Association.
Eloise was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Crawfordville, The Gleaner’s Sunday School Class, Capital City Optimist Club, Women of the Moose, Golden Girls Club, Young at Heart, Baptist Supper Club and Crawfordville Women’s Club.
She was a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She was surrounded by family members who held her hands and shared special memories together the last several days of her life.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel, Crawfordville with burial immediately following at Arran Cemetery. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (850-926-3333 or bevisfh.com.)
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32308.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Doug Hammons, Tallahassee, with whom she lived for the past two years; her son, Paul Harvey, Crawfordville; twin sister, Louise Johnson, Tallahassee; brothers: Alvin Vickers, Winter Park, FL and Robert Vickers (Evelyn), Cypress, FL; daughters-in-law: Denise Guidry and Pat Harvey, Crawfordville; sister-in-law, Montine Durrance of DeQuincy, LA; grandchildren: Brenda Mueller (Joe), Tallahassee; Susan Barrinew (Stacy), Tallahassee; Cindy Hammons King, Tallahassee; Chris Harvey (Leigh Ann), Clarksville, TN; Hollie Harvey, Ashville, N.C.; Charlie Harvey, Crawfordville; Donna Boggs (Danny), Clarksville, TN; Brad Harvey (Katherine), Tallahassee; Joey Harvey (Melanie), Tallahassee; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Eloise was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Harvey and her eldest son, Joe Harvey.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Hartsfield, staff and volunteers of Big Bend Hospice who helped care for Eloise the past two years and to all the friends and family members who visited, called, sent beautiful cards, thoughts and prayers throughout her long illness.
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