Evelyn Pearl Turner

August 30, 1920 – August 21, 2013 Visitation: Brinsfield Funeral Home Thursday, August 29, 2013 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Life Celebration with Prayers at 7 PM Services: Brinsfield Funeral Home Friday, August 30, 2013 11:00 AM Funeral Service Cemetery Services: Trinity Memorial Gardens Friday, August 30, 2013 Evelyn Pearl Turner, 92 of Great Mills, MD died August 21, 2013 at her residence. Born August 30, 1920 in Glenmont, MD, she is the daughter of the late Guy Pinkney Linkins and Sarah Ethel “Richardson” Linkins. Evelyn began her career as a waitress at Union Station during World War II. She went on to spend 15 years with the Army/Navy Times publishing military newspapers. She retired after many years of dedicated service as an Aide with the Office on Aging. She was a long time member of American Legion Post Aux. #255 in Ridge, MD, where she held many offices, including Sergeant of Arms, Chaplain, and Historian and was on the Executive Committee. She enjoyed it when the Legion would volunteer at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, holding various functions, including carnivals for the residents. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed playing poker. She loved to listen to music and attend dances. Her other hobbies included fishing, crabbing, and traveling to the beaches of Florida and the Pennsylvania mountains. Evelyn loved spending time with her cat. She always liked to look nice, and dressed for every day like it was a special occasion. Evelyn had a twinkle in her beautiful blue eyes and compassion for all people; she especially loved spending time with her family. Her favorite expression was “Yea Baby!” Evelyn is survived by her children, Patricia Spence of Great Mills, MD, and Ed Payne (Stephanie) of Aurora, CO; her sister, Viola E. Wendel of Bay Minette, AL; her grandchildren, Cherie Guthrie (Andy) of Turbotville, PA, Evelyn Spence (Tom Ward) of Chesapeake Beach, MD, Susan Payne of Portland, ME, Sarah Payne of Brunswick, ME, Michaela Payne of Aurora, CO and Erin Payne of Aurora, Co. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband. Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m., with prayers recited at 7 p.m., at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be conducted by Reverend Joe Orlando on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Graveside Service at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Mattawoman Beantown Rd, Waldorf, MD 20604. Serving as pallbearers will be George Conley, Richard Wilkinson, Ray Blauvelt, and Paul Becker. Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 255, P.O. Box 238 Ridge, Maryland 20680 and Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

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