Eva Lois Slaughter being one of 20 children, was born to parents Curtis & Annie Mae Slaughter on December 3rd, 1944 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Raised in Earle Arkansas, her family then moved to Forrest City, Arkansas. At the age of 16, she married Milton Metcalf, himself being 18 years old. Together they relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio raising 5 children, and being together for 53 years. Eva was a faithful and devoted wife, mother and friend to many.
She was a warm and caring woman, caring for the needs of others in the healthcare industry. She worked and volunteered at the schools of her children, always being close by. 45 years ago, Eva made one of the most important decisions she could make, she chose to dedicate her life to Jehovah. So more than caring for others physically, she expressed her love for all by sharing her faith and Bible knowledge to people at every opportunity.
She enjoyed good times with family & friends, traveling, her plants and gardening. She was loving, generous, self-sacrificing and a jokester. Eva always had a story to tell about life in general or her own life’s experiences of growing up in an era of having to work and pick cotton at the young age of 4 beside her older siblings.
Eva would always say something in a joking manner that brought laughter to many. However, she also knew how to take care of business. Eva was refreshingly honest and straight forward yet her utterances were “Always with graciousness, seasoned with salt”. (Colossians 4:6) She loved everyone, but most of all, she loved Jehovah. Her firm belief in the resurrection hope and prospect of being part of Jehovah’s promise to restore the earth to paradise gave her the strength to remain loyal and endure to the end.
Eva is preceded by: Husband – Milton Metcalf Sr. ; Son – Milton Metcalf Jr.; Great Granddaughter – Ava Lisette Brown and 10 siblings
She leaves to cherish her memory: daughters: Terrie Evans (husband Roy) Garland, Texas & Darnetta Metcalf of Cincinnati, Ohio; sons: Charles Metcalf Sr. & Kevin Metcalf Sr. (wife Libra) all of Cincinnati, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; siblings: Victoria Tittle, Herman Tittle, Gloria Brown, Marie Brown & David Slaughter of (Springfield, Illinois); Beatrice Ferrell (Willy) & Larry Slaughter of Forrest City, Arkansas. Gail Mosley (W. Memphis, Arkansas) and Moses Slaughter (Atlanta, Georgia) and a host of nieces, nephews, family & close friends. Her presence will be greatly missed. “I LOVE YOU ALL “
Visitation is from 10:00 am until 10:45 am, on Friday, February 26, 2021, at the Walker Funeral Home, 2625 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati (45206). Everyone attending must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Interment will follow at Walnut Hills Cemetery, 3117 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206. In keeping with the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions masks are required in order to enter the service and social distancing must be practiced. Please be prepared to comply for the safety of all.
ZOOM MEMORIALS BEING HELD ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021. PLEASE CONSULT FAMILY.
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