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Evelyn S. Comer


Sunrise: July 31, 1928

Sunset: November 19, 2022

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7   On Saturday, November 19, 2022, surrounded by her loving family, Evelyn Sommerville Comer received her wings and went to walk amongst the angels. Evelyn was born July 31, 1928 in Norfolk, Virginia to Robert and Irene Sommerville. Her parents raised a loving and hardworking family in the Lambert’s Point section of the city. Her four brothers- Robert Jr., Edward, John, and Lawrence and two sisters – Mildred and Blanche, were all educated in the Norfolk Public Schools system. In November of 1948, Evelyn married the love of her life, Percy Comer. Percy and Evelyn were married for 53 years. Evelyn’s joy was infectious, and she possessed a spirit and smile that could light up any room. Her greatest love was God and her family and it was a blessing to call her Mom, Grandma, Aunt, Cousin and Friend. Evelyn was a longtime member of New Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia and loved her church family dearly. A true family matriarch, Evelyn played an integral role in the lives of her two daughters and five beloved granddaughters. Spending time with family, sitting on her front porch on a nice day waving to neighbors and watching her favorite shows in her comfortable recliner are things that she loved the most. She will always be remembered for her quick wit, amazing sense of humor and love for good food. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Percy Comer, and her six brothers and sisters. Left to rejoice in her memory are her daughters, Janet Jefferson (James) and Deborah Green; granddaughters, Tiffany Jefferson, Tonya Harvey (Michael), Felicia Green-Holloway (Charles, Jr.), Kia Green, and Neyarnda Green and great granddaughter; Myah Harvey.

Viewing Friday, November 25, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Saturday, November 26, 2022 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Lorie Jones & Family says

    Our Deepest Sympathy & Prayers Of Comfort, Strength, Peace & Understanding To The Family. May the Love, Legacy, Memories & Time Spent With Her Forever Keep Her Close At Heart. Ms. Evelyn was affectionately claimed as another Grandmother for me at New Mount Vernon Baptist Church. Her Loving Spirit, Smile, Laugh & Hugs Will Be Missed. Rest In Heavenly Peace Angel As You Fought Well Done In Your Earthly Time.💗

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    Porsche Nichols says

    Sending love & hugs for Granny. She was such a sweetie and will be missed. Thinking about the times she had me laughing right now.

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    Regina &Kevin Omally says

    Keep your family in my prayers,so sorry your lost

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    Vedette Spellman says

    My deepest condolences to the Comer family. May God continue to bless you during this difficult transition. Sending love and many prayers to all of you.

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    Rhonda Brooks says

    Grandma Evelyn was one of the sweetest souls I’d ever met. It was truly a blessing to have known and loved her. Take your rest, job well done Grandma Evelyn. To the family, friends and our church family my deepest condolences. My prayers are with you
    Much love
    Rhonda, Tracy, Makiya and Micah Brooks

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    J m wilkerson says

    Sending my deepest condolences to Sister Kia and family. I remember Grandma waving at me and giving me a hug. I didn’t know her very long. Lord walk with this family through their grief. Amen
    Janie M Wilkerson

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