Bourland, Evelyn-obit

Evelyn Kemp Bourland

July 22, 1921 - March 23, 2016

Evelyn Kemp Bourland of McKinney, Texas passed away on March 23, 2016 at the age of 94.  She was born on July 22, 1921 to Virgel and Clara Bell (Jones) Kemp in Farmersville, Texas.  Evelyn graduated from Farmersville High School in the class of 1939.  She was a member of Eastern Star and the Women’s Auxiliary 740 Tank Battalion.  Evelyn married Clayton Bourland on April 26, 1941 in Gainesville, Texas.  He preceded her in death on October 12, 2003.  She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in McKinney, Texas. Evelyn was a Sunday school teacher in Dumas, Texas. She was an avid supporter of the Special Olympics, but most important she was a loving wife and mother.

Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Lucretia Barch and husband David; son, Don Bourland and wife Brenda all of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Johnny Clayton Shanks, Monette McCollom, Bryan Bourland, Scott Bourland and Taunya Rother; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Denease (Neasie) Bourland; and nine siblings.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen, Texas.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening, March 25, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Don and Brenda, God has called some of his best home recently. We are thinking of you and holding you up in prayer. May you be comforted with sweet memories and joy in knowing she is in the arms of a loving Savior.
Tina Phillips, March 29, 2016 Don & Brenda, losing a loved one certainly leaves an emptiness in your heart, but  the memories they leave behind can fill that void if we dwell on the sweetness of those memories, and lean on the Lord to be ever present with us. Please know that you're in my prayers as you go through this difficult time of grieving the loss of your mother. What a blessing she must have been to you! With sympathy, Sandra
Sandra Monk, March 28, 2016 Dear Lucretia and Family, Our sincere condolences on your mom's passing. You know she is happy and healthy in her new home in heaven. You all will hold special memories of her life. "...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Galatians 5:22-23 NIV Marigay and Chris Black, March 26, 2016 Mrs. Bourland was a lovely lady. I am sorry for your loss. Jean Jernigan, March 26, 2016 Don and Brenda, We are so sorry to hear of your Mother's home coming.Our love and prayers are with you.
Barry and Ann Feriend, March 24, 2016 She was a Wonderful Aunt.!!!!
Bill Stroup, March 24, 2016 Don, So sorry to hear about your Mother, our thoughts & prayers are with you and family. Monte & Chris Self Monte & Chris Self, March 23, 2016 I was sorry to hear of your loss. You have been blessed to have her with you for so long. My sympathy, love and Prayers are with you all, you will all have many happy memories to share with each other in the future. God Bless you all. There is so little one can do, so little one can say to bring you consolation in the loss that's come your way, But may it help you at this time and bring some comfort,  to know that others truly care and share your grief with you.
Harold Bradley, March 23, 2016