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Bentley-Montford Mortuary

Funeral Services Details for

Evelyn Jefferson Hairston.  

Thursday, October 1, 2020 6pm-8pm

Family and Friends Visitation, Bentley Montford Mortuary,133 Railroad Street, Butler, GA


Funeral Services in the Yard of New Home Baptist Church

2095 Butler Mill Road, Reynolds, GA

Friday, October 2, 2020 1:00PM



Evelyn Jefferson was born on June 11, 1939 to the parents of Will and Ethel Jefferson.

 Evelyn learned the values of having good work ethics from growing up on the Fountain Place in Taylor County.  The lessons she learned as a young girl working in the cotton and peach fields and from her grandmother, Mollie Newson, prepared her for life in the big city.

Evelyn moved to Chicago, Illinois after school and started a new journey in the “Windy City”.  During her years in Chicago, she married Hubert Bankston.  Bankston as he was affectionately called went home to be with the Lord after a tragic car accident. 

In 1978, Evelyn returned home to Taylor County, Georgia and built her a home on Macon Street in Reynolds, Georgia.  After returning home, she became employed with Spilene of Reynolds, Inc. which specialized in manufacturing leather handbags for women.  Evelyn later became employed with Oxford T-Shirt Company in Reynolds.

On July 31, 1980 she married United States Army Soldier, Joe Hairston.  She was able to travel the world with her husband. After retirement, they built a home in 2002 on MLK Drive in Reynolds.  In later years, she became the First Lady of the Union Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia and later at the New Home Baptist Church in Garden Valley, due to  Joe becoming the Pastor of both churches. 

Evelyn enjoyed shopping, cooking, and gardening and especially entertaining family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Anna Mae Carson and Betty Law; three brothers, Walter”Bubba” Jefferson, Larry Jefferson and Terry Jefferson; and most recently, her nephew, Nathan Law.

On Sunday, September 27, 2020, God saw that you were tired and ready for everlasting rest and peace.  God summoned his darling angels to bring you home to glory.  Bring you to a place where doctor’s appointments are no more, a place where the streets are paved with gold, the gates are made of pearl, and the walls made of precious jewels.

Evelyn leaves to forever cherish her loving memories, husband of 40 years, Rev. Joe Hairston of Reynolds, Georgia, five nieces, Mary Nell Jefferson, Butler, Georgia, Loranne Byse, Atlanta, Georgia, Ray(Otis) Daniel, Fort Valley, Daphne Law, Cleveland Ohio, State Representative Patty(Darryl) Bentley, Butler, Georgia; four nephews, Michael Law and Terry-Berk Law both of Brooklyn, New York, Willie(Tiffany) Carson, Marice(Kimberly) Carson all of Conyers, Georgia; great nieces and nephews, Brian(Monique) Hampton, LaKeisha Miller, RaShaun(Vern Gwynn) Bailey, Rodney Carson, Jocelyn (Sam) Carson-Lockhart, Keyarica (Calvin)Carson-Clark, Reginald (Fallon) Carter III, Darryl Whiters, Jr. Marice Carson II, Daniel Byse, U.S. Army Private First Class Safaria Carson, Mason Carson, Logan Carson, and one special great great nephew, Eian Carson, and the latest member to the family, Ava Clark. Special caregivers, Janice Towns, Jaheta Lucas, Brenda Cliett, and  Betty Braswell. 



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  • Sharal Young (Thursday, October 01 20 01:00 pm EDT)

    Praying GOD continues to hold you all and give you strength that surpasses all understanding during your hour of sorrow.

  • Troy Smith (Thursday, October 01 20 04:55 pm EDT)

    With Heartfelt Sympathy

    Know that our hearts are with you and share in your grief. Please accept these words of comfort to help you through this sad time.

    The Shazor(s) from Detroit
    Gerald, Ernestine, Carl, Ernest (Fudd), Vendella (Peachie), Troy (Pee Wee).

  • Sarah mathis (Thursday, October 01 20 10:14 pm EDT)

    We are praying for the family that God will give them strength in this time of sorry.

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