EVA MAE JEFFERSON

Died: Sun., Jun. 9, 2019


Visitation

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Jun. 22, 2019
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel


Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Sat., Jun. 22, 2019
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel


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Eva Mae Jefferson (E-Mae), was born May 2, 1949 in Winona Mississippi to L.C. Love and Vera Mae Love-Childs.  Eva descended upon Indianapolis, Indiana in 1951. As a true Westside (Lockfield) girl, Eva attended IPS School #4 before graduating from Crispus Attucks High School in 1967.

At a very early age, Eva  gave her life to Christ. It wasn't long after that a special gift was noticed. Around age 6, a lady, Mrs. Barnes assisted Eva Mae in her musical journey that would last for a lifetime. While taking piano lessons, a voice was also discovered. God continued to improve her talents. By age 16 Eva  was singing, teaching, directing and playing music. This anointing took her to New Liberty Baptist Church, allowing her sing and play with the "Joy Bells", and while still 16 called her to become the Minister of Music at First Freewill Baptist Church where she served for several years. Eva Mae then transitioned to Good Samaritan Baptist Church where she served as the music coordinator for over 50 years. She loved her choir and for years her voice brought tears to congregations and her gift on the piano soothed many of souls.

Eva was employed at Goodman Jewelers for 27 years before retiring in 1993. She was at the time the first and only African-American female diamond setter in the state of Indiana.

On June 8, 1974, God united Eva  with Bobby M. Jefferson. This union brought about two children LaTisa and Bobby II (BJ). Often called spoiled by those who loved her, Bobby made sure Eva had everything she ever wanted and needed from her dream cars to owning a home big enough to host and cook. The two, who usually called each other Mom and Dad made sure they never stopped dating and were often seen on the porch laughing and joking. 

Eva Mae had a servant's heart. You could always find her in the kitchen or "jacking" around the house. If she was not cooking or on her piano she was watching Gunsmoke or the Golden Girls. Eva Mae adopted every child/adult that walked into her home. Once you met her, you were the newest son or daughter to the family and you then addressed her as "Mom or Momma Jefferson". Her smile was infectious, Eva  never had a bad day.

God called Eva Mae home on the evening of June 9, 2019, one day after her 45th wedding anniversary, she was 70 years old.  Preceding her in death were both parents L.C. and Vera, sister Donna Love, brother Willie James Love and grandson Jerimiah A. Patterson.

She is survived by her husband Bobby, children: LaTisa, Bobby II, and Ericka Corely, sisters: Lillie Graham, Dorothy Jean Owens and Coleen Ingram, 5 grandsons: Joshua, Bobby III (Trey), twins Isaiah & Jeremiah and Xavier, 5 granddaughters: Erynn, Daryll-Ashleigh, McKenzy, Darian and Paige along with 3 great grandchildren: Aubrey, Ava and Jordyn.

 

 

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Terrence Mahomes
   Posted Wed June 12, 2019
Our deepest condolences to you (Bobby Sr., Tish, & BJ) upon the passing of our Dear Aunt Eva. She taught me piano lessons and always showed so much favoritism while in GSMBC choir. She would give the tenors their note, then she'd show me favoritism and give me mine. I'm going to miss her. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

When we all get to heaven
What a day of rejoicing that will be
When we all see Jesus
We'll sing and shout the victory

The "Big House" Family
Cockrell, & Rasdall
Terrence and Lauren Mahomes

Rhonda
   Posted Tue June 18, 2019
Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted;he saves those who are crushed in spirit.
PS. 34;18,19

Patricia Williams-Morgan
   Posted Thu June 20, 2019
Heartfelt condolences to the family. Even though it's been a long time since we've been together, I have the best memories. She will be greatly missed. My favorite Eva Mae song is Comfort Me. Praying God will place His loving arms around the family and receive her into His heavenly rest.

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