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Eva Eileen Yeomans

March 18, 1927 — January 25, 2023

Eva Eileen Yeomans born Eva Eileen Dillon March 18, 1927 – January 25, 2023

On the morning of January 25, 2023, at 4:11a.m., in Kennesaw, Georgia, USA, surrounded by loved ones Vicki, Tony, Randy, and Lee Ann, Eva went to be with the Lord. Eva was 95 years young.

Eva was born in Hamilton, Ontario to John and Fanny Dillon. Eva was the youngest of four children. Her oldest sibling, John Thomas Henry Dillon, who passed away September 26 of 2003, of Nova Scotia, sisters Violet “Vi” Cournoyer, who passed away September 25 of 2012, of Grimsby, Ontario, and Margaret “Peggy” Robson of Brampton, Ontario. Peggy passed away this year on January 9, 2023 at 99 years young. Eva and her sisters were extremely close and enjoyed family visits together as they all raised their families.

Eva and her late husband, Harold “Hal” William Yeomans, moved from Ontario to the US in the 1950s. Harold became a US Citizen, but Eva remained a Canadian Citizen; we liked to call her “an alien.” Eva is survived by two children, seven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren who loved her dearly.

Eva lived with her daughter, Vicki Lynn Bryson, (Kennesaw, GA) and her husband, Anthony “Tony” Bryson, and their four sons - Kyle (Amy), Kevin, Corey, and Cody - for the last 31 years after her husband, Harold’s, passing away in 1991. She was a integral part of the family and so much more than a grandmother. She was like a second “mom” as the boys grew up.

Eva’s son, Randall “Randy” Jay Yeomans, (Marietta, GA) recalls many early Saturday morning coffees with his precious and “yet sarcastic” Mom. He will cherish the quiet conversations, her wit, and unwavering love that she shared with him each week. Randy has three children - Nic (Suzette), Laura "Peaches" (Kad), and Cam - and six grandchildren - Nicolette, Gabriella, Laney, Kruz, Torrey, and Dillon - who were also fortunate to know “Grandma.” Many of the children and grandchildren share Eva’s creativity and love for cooking and baking.

Eva had an open heart for everyone. She loved and treated her son-in-law, Tony, like a son; they joked he was the “favorite” child. Tony was blessed to call her “mom”; she returned his love by being his confidant, “document editor”, and a constant in his life every day for many years.

Eva was extremely smart, sharp witted, and creative. She had one of the most wonderful, charitable, and compassionate hearts of anyone you could ever meet. She enjoyed cooking and baking - especially sweets. Her chocolate chip cookies should be famous! She was the best!

Eva “Mom” and her daughter, Vicki, were inseparable and were more than mother and daughter- they were best friends. For the last 58 years, they were always together. Mom called Vicki her personal “hairdresser” for the last 43 years. She made weekly hair “appointments” with Vicki to be ready for visits from Randy and the family. Mother and daughter loved to shop and go to lunch together. Cooking family dinner every night together will forever be a fond memory. As time went on, she was not able to cook, but she continued to provide cooking advice. Her critiquing was invaluable and will be missed.
Every Christmas, mother, daughter, and many times, grandchildren and great grandchildren would bake cookies for family, friends and neighbors. It was always special to be in the kitchen with Grandma. The four Bryson boys fondly called her “G”. They- and all of the great grandchildren who attended baking classes with Grandma- will cherish those happy times, delicious food, and big laughter in the kitchen.

Eva was a stay-at-home mom until her children were grown. She then enjoyed a career that included being Administrative Assistant to Life University’s late President Dr. Sid Williams until she was 76 years old. Dr. Williams happened to share the same birthday as Eva. The two had a unique relationship of bantering. Eva’s quick wit would provide some fun in the office, as Dr. Sid affectionately called her the “Crazy Canadian.” Eva loved the Williams family and the colleagues she worked with at Life University- and they loved her.
Eva enjoyed a very long, healthy life. Eva’s last days were at Gaines Park Assisted Living, where in a very short time the excellent staff came to love and cherish Eva - and she loved them!

Eva was an animal-lover, especially of her own dogs. She has many of them waiting to see her again in the life that follows this one. We are sure she remains concerned that someone will be feeding the birds and squirrels in her absence. And for her - we will.

Eva will be missed by family, and so many friends, and neighbors. A Celebration of Life will be held in the coming months. In lieu of flowers, if so compelled, please consider a donation to one of these organizations: Mostly Mutts, Releash Atlanta, CoCo’s Cupboard, or an animal rescue you already support in your community. We can see Mom smiling!

P.S. Mom- please excuse all typos, spelling and grammatical errors. We didn’t have our favorite editor - and there are no red pens in Heaven!
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