Eva Pearl Stoots Carey

Eva Pearl Stoots Carey left this earthly plane to be with God on Sunday, April 30, 2017 in the morning hours. She was a child of God who served humanity throughout her life.

She was born on November 20, 1929, in Carson Creek, Washington County, Tennessee. She married William David Carey on November 19, 1949 and had three daughters with him.  She held a Licensed Practical Nursing degree and used that knowledge in work at the Johnson City Hospital.  She also used it and her sense of compassion to help people who were unfortunate enough to have accidents near her home in Springfield.

When the Kingsport Press when out on strike and many people from the area moved to metropolitan Washington, D.C., she helped to form and administer social connections with a group of fifty families who met annually to celebrate Christmas and to support others when they lost loved ones. Her desire to help others was facilitated by her active desire to communicate with others.

As a child, she was an active participant in both the Presbyterian and Baptist churches near her home. As an adult, she was a member of the Saint John’s Methodist Church in Springfield.

She is survived by her three daughters and their partners, Cynthia and Keith McDaniel, Pam Boaz, Vickie Carey and Gary Holland as well as seven grandchildren; one younger brother, James Stoots of Johnson City; and many nieces and nephews.

Donations to the American Heart Association are welcomed in lieu of flowers. If preferred, flowers can be sent to 6624 Bostwick Drive, Springfield, VA 22151.

A memorial service will be held at the Alexandria Bahá’í Center, 5400 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, Virginia, at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017.  

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5 Responses to Eva Pearl Stoots Carey

  1. Julia Badaliance says:

    My heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dear mother. My prayers are with your her and your family.

  2. Shona Stoots says:

    Dear Family, We send our deepest condolences in the passing of your beloved mother. May the Lord of all comfort, heal your hearts and give daily strength in cherishing your wonderful memories together. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Barry & Shona Stoots

  3. Sandy Holland says:

    Vickie I am remembering meeting you Mother at your home when we visited there and enjoyed knowing her just that short time. It is such a tribute to her and your Father and all you family that your history and ancestry are so much a part of your lives. I know you all have fond memories of her and her extended family. My prayers and thoughts are with you all and know you all will cherish her in your heart of memories.

  4. Portia Mittelman says:

    Unceasing prayers for Mrs. Carey’s soul and for the entire family. My deepest condolences. Sending Much Love.

  5. Adriana McKnight says:

    Sending sympathy and prayers to you Vickie, your sisters and everyone in your family on the loss of your Mother. I only met her once, but found her to be a beautiful and warm lady. Blessings to her on the journey to Universal Spirit.

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