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CHISOLM, Dr. Evelyn Dr. Evelyn Chisolm passed on March 14, 2017 at 89yrs old. She was a long-time educator, Professor and Director of Spelman College Nursery School. Dr. EWC was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the eldest of the Willis Sisters (Martha, Bernice, Myrtice), daughters of Mrs. Myrtice and Mr. John Willis. Evelyn grew up as a member of Wheat Street Baptist Church under the watchful eyes of Rev. William H. Borders and Mrs. Julia P. Borders. Mrs. Julia P. Borders and Evelyn spent a lot of time together on various projects that strengthened Evelyn's desire to do her best. With that foundation, Evelyn enriched her education at David T. Howard and Washington High class of '45. She further pursued degrees from Spelman College C'49, Howard University C'56, Atlanta University C'83. Evelyn believed in education, especially early education. She taught in Elementary School classrooms prior to taking on the position as Director of Spelman College Nursery School in 1963; she taught on campus as well. Evelyn was Director of the Nursery for 21yrs and a Professor at Spelman College for 46yrs when she retired from in 2009. Dr. EWC will be missed. Evelyn's farewell service will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1:00pm at Wheat Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.; Interment Lincoln Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 at our Chapel from 2pm-8pm. Willie A. Watkins Historic West End Chapel, 404-758-1731.

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  • Thursday, March 16, 2017
    The staff of Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home will keep you and your family in our prayers.
    ~ Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home
  • Friday, March 17, 2017
    My family and I would like to offer our sincere thoughts and prayers for your loss. The bible promises a resurrection hope and we help knowing that brings you some comfort. Our condolences are with your family at this time.
    ~ Daniella Desrosiers   Phoenix, AZ
  • Saturday, March 18, 2017
    Dear Chisolm family, please accept my deepest sympathies. I am very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death can leave us with feelings of sorrow and grief. But there is a beautiful hope we can look forward to. Isaiah 25:8 says, "He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces." So not only will Almighty God eliminate death, but he will remove the feelings of sadness that come from losing someone we love, and replace those feelings with comfort and hope. If you would like more Bible-based information, you can visit our website at
    ~ Brittany   IL
  • Friday, March 17, 2017
    I would like to offer my condolences to the Chisolm family and may God be a refuge and strength in your time of sorrow.(Psalms 46:1)
    ~ P. Watts   GA
  • Sunday, March 19, 2017
    I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.
    ~ M Jones   New Bern, NC
  • Sunday, March 19, 2017
    To the family and friends of Dr. Evelyn Chisolm, my deepest sympathy on the lost of your loved one. The Bible says"there is going to be a resurrection {Acts 24:15} A real hope of being reunited with your dead loved ones {John 5:28,29} Jehovah God hates death he views it as an enemy {1 Corinthians 15:26} will undo death by means of the resurrection. Jehovah God yearns to bring back those who are in his memory and to see them live on earth again {John 14:14.15} For further information and encouragement please visit
    ~ Diana   TX
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    My sincerest condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Dr.Chilsolm's. During this difficult time, you can pour out your heart to the "God of all comfort" for help. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4.
    ~ A Taylor   Decatur, GA
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    I know it's hard losing someone you love in death, but the memories of that love one, will last forever in your heart and mind. May you find comfort in the scripture which speaks of God, being the God of all comfort who never intended for anyone to fall asleep in death. It's also comforting to know that your loved one is also remembered by God, such a wonderful provision. - 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 May this article provide you some comfort:
    ~ Shelly
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    To the Chisolm family. I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible says at Isaiah 25:8 that Jehovah will swallow up death forever. and we can see our loved ones again.
    ~ Lynn b. conley   panama city beach, FL
  • Monday, March 20, 2017
    To the Family and Friends: Please accept my expression of sympathy. I am sorry for your loss. The death of a love one is a painful experience. Our Heavenly Father is well aware of the hurt you feel. May the God of all comfort provide you with strength in this most difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). God promises that soon He will remove all causes of pain, suffering, and death (Revelation 21:3,4). We know that Almighty Jehovah God has not only the power but also yearns to fulfill this promise. Until that time, may you find comfort in this promise and treasure the special memories you shared.
    ~ L. Brown
  • Monday, March 20, 2017
    May the precious memories of your loved one be a comfort to you during this time of sorrow..
    ~ Mary Gachett   Atlanta, Georgia
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    Sorry for your loss. God will provide the comfort and strength that you need to endure. Isaiah 12:2.
    ~ Barb R   C, GA
  • Saturday, April 01, 2017
    I would like to offer my condolences to the Chisolm family. 89 years is quite an accomplishment according to the Bible (Psalm 90:10) and I know Evelyn has left you with many precious memories and will be greatly missed. Hopefully this scripture will give you comfort because Jehovah God (Psalm 83:18) is promising us he will do away with man's worst enemy, death. This is found for us at Rev. 21: 4; "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." The Bible also enlightens us at Hebrews 2:14 "so that through his (Jesus) death, he (Jesus) might bring to nothing the one having the means to cause death, that is, the Devil." For more comforting scriptures please visit: It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matthew 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises including the resurrection. John 6: 40 tells us: "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day." Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago. Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." This is a wonderful promise made to us by our heavenly father and I pray it brings you comfort and hope. Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. Again, I offer my sincere condolences to the family. Feel free to contact me at my email address: Please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"
    ~ Julie Jarmon
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017
    I am very sorry for your loss. However, Almighty God has provided a guarantee of a resurrection to all people in His memory by resurrecting Jesus from the dead. (Psalm 83:18; Acts 17:31) We will be able to see our loved ones again on a restored earth. (Psalm 37:11, 29)  I hope this brings you peace.
    ~ P. Henderson   Cov., GA