Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Marie Sanders Gill, age 74, of Fayetteville, TN will be held at 2pm on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Graham and Doug Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be from 4pm until 7pm on Friday, January 20 at Higgins.
Evelyn was born on August 25, 1948, to the late John Albert Sanders and Lena Payne Sanders of Fayetteville. Mrs. Gill attended public schools in Belleville and Fayetteville. She was employed for years with the Lincoln County school system, and she also worked at M&H Star Market. In 1986 she became a full-time homemaker, where she became better known as Nana.
Nana was a loyal, selfless, hard-working lady. She had an incredibly inventive mind and could craft a solution for nearly any problem. She and her husband, Jimmy, carved a beautiful farm out of a rocky, overgrown property in Mimosa. Nana enjoyed feeding and watching hummingbirds, raising various farm animals, and cooking for her family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening and finding hidden treasures at her favorite junk/thrift stores. Most importantly, Nana had a tremendous love for her family, and she especially enjoyed attending school events and ballgames in support of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Gill passed away January 15, 2023, at her home surrounded by her family.
Survivors include her children, Tim Gill and his wife Donna, and Sandy Gill Cunningham and her husband Doug, all of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Carrie Gill Bradford and husband Patrick of Fayetteville, Clint Gill and wife Nici of Dellrose, Maggie Cunningham of Fayetteville, and Mollie Cunningham of Chattanooga; great-grandchildren, Beau and Riley Jo Bradford, Callie and Kelsie Gill; brothers, Rex Sanders and wife Gail, and Jimmy Sanders and wife Cathy; and her dear friends, Connie Sisk and Celestia Wiseman. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Gill was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Jimmy Lane Gill who passed away in 2018.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Fabulous Fifties Foundation, PO Box 934, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
Travis Phelps, Lewis Steelman, B.J. Steelman, Randy McCool, Ricky Logan, and Jeff Sanders will serve as pallbearers.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Evelyn Marie Sanders Gill.
She and Jimmy were the best neighbors anyone could ask for. I’m deeply sorry to hear this. We are praying for the family. Love Dan and Marianne Blatnik
Evelyn was a lovely person from the time we started school together at Eighth District. So sorry for the children and grands! Her infectious smile will be sadly missed by all who knew her. May God bless you as your lives adjust. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams
So sorry to hear this, Mrs. Evelyn was such a nice lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.
Tim & Connie Porter
To the Family,,,,,So very sorry. Many good memories. 🥲
Mrs. Evelyn was always such a sweet lady with a beautiful smile. Prayers for her family at this time. I know she will be missed by all of you.
To the Family, Evelyn was a very special lady, always caring for others above herself. I know that she will be greatly missed by her loving family and many friends. May God give you comfort and peace through your beautiful memories.
So sorry to hear of the passing of this sweet Lady. She was such an outgoing and friendly lady. She will be greatly missed by many. My condolences and prayers are with you all.🙏🏻❤️
Tim, Sandy and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mom passing. Ms Evenly was a precious lady. I loved her and your dad so much. She had a heart and smile that touched all that knew her. She also made really good pecan pies that she would share with me each Sept. My prayers are with you and may God provide comfort and all your beautiful memories help heal your hearts.
We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Evelyn. She was a great person. A loving devoted wife, mother and Nana. She was also a gardener and great cook. Her passing will leave a void in the lives of all who knew her. We always enjoyed the times spent with your family
Sandy & family, our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you.
We send our sincere sympathy to Evelyn’s family. She was a precious lady and will be missed.
I’m so sorry for y’alls loss. I have very fond memories of you Momma and your Dad. Such a very special lady and a very special family. Keeping y’all in my heart and prayers 💔
Loved this woman.
Such a priceless Lady and was always a smile.I pray for all of her Family. God had definitely gained another Angel and is with her husband, her mom and her dad.Prayers and Love ❤️.
My sincere condolences to Evelyn’s family and friends. She was a pleasure to know, and I was always glad to see her. I know she is no longer suffering, and I can only imagine the reunion she’s having today. Rest peacefully until we meet again, Evelyn.