Evonne Mitchell Sawyer

September 15, 1973 ~ November 30, 2019 (age 46)

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In humbled submission to the will of God, this Mitchell and Sawyer family has come together to promulgate to all on the passing of their beloved, Evonne Mitchell Sawyer. She unexpectedly transitioned from this life on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. The curtains of life closed after 46 years, leaving behind four children, her parents, grandchildren, siblings and many friends. 

Family and friends will come together to commemorate her life on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, Elizabeth City. Interment will follow in the West Lawn Cemetery, Elizabeth City. NC. Moments of viewing and meditation with Evonne will take place at the funeral home on Friday, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of the deceased, 122 Summerfield Street, Elizabeth City. 

As her transition will never leave them the same, she leaves behind a legacy of love for her: loving children, Taiesha Moore of Elizabeth City, Tyshae Sawyer of Winston Salem, NC, Mikel Sawyer and Kadeem Sawyer of Elizabeth City, NC; her parents, Beulah Lassiter (John Johnson) and Casper Adams (Jessica) of Elizabeth City, NC; six grandchildren, Kylen Moore, Zakiyah Riddick-Sawyer, Dimitri Sawyer, Malena Sawyer, India Sawyer and Kamari Sawyer; her siblings, Kyshawn Brooks of Elizabeth City, NC, Monona Copeland of Edenton, NC, Marcia Thomas of South Chesterfield, VA, Tyrone Adams (Rosa), Michael Adams, Jeffrey Adams (Shaniqua), Jason Adams, Rosemary Whitehurst (Lavelle) and Kari Adams all of Elizabeth City, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations is honored to provide professional services to the Sawyer and connected families through love, care and uncompromising dignity. 

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December 6, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations
609 Hull Drive
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Funeral Service
December 7, 2019

11:00 AM
Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church
836 US Hwy 158
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

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