Evelyn Thompson Lindsey, 93, of Jourdanton, died on Sunday, October 17, 2021. She was born November 28, 1927 to Crockett Shoatt and Katie Orsak Thompson at her granny’s house in Frio County.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 59 and a half years, Curtis E. Lindsey Sr., sister Maxine Thompson Bradford, grandson Chad Lindsey and great-granddaughter Ceagan Roberts.
Evelyn is survived by sons Curtis E. Lindsey Jr., George C. Lindsey (Ann) and daughter Evelyn Lynette Hudson (Elmer), grandchildren Arianne Green (Kenny), Christen Roberts (Clay) and Curtis E. ‘Trey’ Lindsey III (Tonyia), great-grandchildren Dyllan Lindsey (Sam – fiance), Alana Green, Curtis E. Lindsey IV, Caleb Green, Carter Lindsey, Colbie Roberts and Tucker Lindsey. She is also survived by two nieces, Cindy Coleman (David) and Christy Burr (Steve) and a host of other family and friends. The family thanked her five special friends who cared for her the last few months, Anna Pena, Cortni Foreman, Lucy Flores, Mary Helen Salinas and Roxanne Solis.
Growing up in the farming community of Schattel, just south of Bigfoot, she told stories of having to help drive the school bus if it got stuck on the muddy roads so the driver could get out and dig them out or push. She graduated from Devine High School where she met Curtis Lindsey during their senior play.
She enjoyed time with family and reading a good book, especially the Bible, sewing (anything from doll clothes to old fashioned sun bonnets), eating homemade ice cream, visiting with friends and family and riding around in the country on a golf cart. She enjoyed being in nature, especially the sounds of an owl hooting, turkeys gobbling or coyotes howling in the distance.
She spent the last 12 years at Argent Court in Jourdanton where she reconnected with cousins she hadn’t seen in ages, former church friends from University Park Baptist Church in San Antonio, attended her original church home at Black Creek Baptist Church in Devine and was reaquainted with some former backyard neighbors from the medical center area of San Antonio.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North, 3401 Cherry Ridge Drive in San Antonio. A service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 6 at the Fred J. Tips Mausoleum Chapel at the rear of Mission Burial Park North, 20900 IH-10 West in San Antonio. Interment will follow at the cemetery.