Many of our alumni and long-term employees will remember Evelyn. We thank the Lord for her service to Belhaven, and rejoice in celebrating her life on earth and her love for Christ as she moves into our promised eternal life.
“None of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.” Romans 14:7-9
Evelyn Zimmerman Usry, 87, died at home Saturday, February 6, 2010. Visitation will be at Fondren Presbyterian Church on Monday, February 8, 2010 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Sharon Primitive Baptist Church in Lake, Mississippi with Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
She attended Forest public schools until her graduation. She was employed by Belhaven College as secretary, bookkeeper and chief fiscal officer for many years, and after retirement there worked for Norwalk Furniture.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John Burnham Usry, a beloved aunt, Mrs. Beadie Henderson, and her parents.
Survivors include her only daughter Nancy Usry Bourn and former husband Ralph Bourn, granddaughter Amy Bourn McGowan and husband Joe, grandson Kevin Bourn and wife Leigh, five great grandchildren, and cousin Jean Henderson Harvey.