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Evelyn Keith Overcash

June 3, 1937 — March 6, 2024

Evelyn Keith Overcash, 86, of Durham, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, surrounded by her family.  Mrs. Overcash was a native and lifelong resident of Durham, the daughter of the late Nulushious Keith and Mary Jane Woods Keith. 

Evelyn graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1955. She retired with more than 42-years of service at Duke University Medical Center as a Medical Records Clerk, where she received numerous attendance and service awards.  Her love and devotion, strong work ethics, and passion for her job earned her high respect from her co-workers. 

During her youth, Evelyn attended Faith Baptist Church, and later, attended Bethesda United Methodist Church and Immanuel Free Will Baptist Church.  She was an active member of the Prime Timers Ministry at Bethesda Baptist Church and the Bethesda Ruritan Club. 

In her leisure time, you could find Evelyn working outside with her husband, David, in their beautifully landscaped yard and flower garden, or at their family lake house at Kerr Lake.  She enjoyed playing Skip-Bo with her family, especially with her twin sister, Merita.   She also enjoyed solving jigsaw and word search puzzles and reading her Bible each day. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 41-years, David Lloyd Overcash, Sr.; brother, James Alfred Keith; sister, Doris Keith Scoggins, and sister, Merita Keith Shambley. 

Evelyn will be deeply missed by her son, David Lloyd Overcash, Jr. (Barbara) of Durham; and her daughter, Joanne Overcash Lee (Charles) of Youngsville, along with four grandchildren, Whitney Wilcox (Christopher), Kassi Overcash, Meredith Lee (Allen Lee Dowler, Jr., fiancé), and McKenzie Lee; and 4 great-grandchildren, Aubrie Wilcox, Steven Wilcox, Abbie Wilcox, and Bela Martinez. 

The family will receive family and friends on Sunday, March 10, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. 

A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 11, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home.   Officiating will be Reverend Hugh O’Shields and Reverend Jim Turnbough.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.  Flowers are acceptable or donations can be made in her honor to the Prime Timers Ministry at Bethesda Baptist Church, 1914 S. Miami Blvd., Durham, NC 27703. 

Pallbearers will be Eric Brewer, Allen Lee Dowler, Jr., Barry Johnson, Jimmy Keith, Barry Overcash, Richard Wheeler, Christopher Wilcox, and Steven Wilcox. 

The family greatly appreciates the love and compassion shown by her faithful caregiver, Ms. Jamie Villanueva, the past 11-months.  The family would also like to thank Duke Hospice for their support and assistance.

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Sunday, March 10, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hudson Funeral Home and Cremation Services

211 S Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 11, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hudson Funeral Home and Cremation Services

211 S Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703

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