Evangeline N. Clewis

May 4, 1934 - June 29, 2022
Evangeline N. Clewis

Evangeline (Van) Clewis, 88, of Hampstead, NC passed on June 29, 2022. She was born on May 4, 1934 to Auty and Beulah Nobles.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William Clewis and sister Edith Ward.

Van loved all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She stayed in Hampstead with her son Tony and wife Darlene. The family would like to thank everyone that cared for their mom.

She is survived by her five children; Cindy Gause and husband Kent, Buddy Clewis and wife Jenda, Tony Clewis and wife Darlene, Teresa Jimenez and husband Jose, Lorraine Mendez-Ruiz and husband Carlos, four grandsons; Jason Clewis and wife Kim, Anthony Clewis Jr and wife Mary Kathryn, Crayton Butts III, Christopher Stallings, eight granddaughters; Tammy Weddington and husband Michael, Jennifer Benjamin and husband William, Holly Butler and fiancé Max Gamble, Jessica Willis, Lisa McCreless and husband Chris, Sabrina Fleming and Husband Mike, Marissa , Tangela Lunesford and husband JJ, and her sister Josephine Hinson.

Pallbearers will be Jason Clewis, Anthony Clewis Jr, Crayton Butts III, JJ Lunesford, Kent Gause, and Bryan Major.

A graveside service will be held 3pm on Tuesday July 5, 2022 at Oleander Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friend one hour prior at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St, Jude Children’s Hospital or Lower Cape Fear LifeCare.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on the tribute wall.

Services are under the care of Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.


Graveside Service

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
3:00 PM

Oleander Memorial Gardens - Directions
306 Bradley Dr
Wilmington, North Carolina 28409
(910) 799-1686

Visiting Hours

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation - Wilmington Chapel - Directions
1535 S. 41st Street
  • Tuesday, July 5, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • July 05, 2022
    Angie Gustafson says:
    Aunt Van was a sweet lady always kind and opened her door anytime you stopped by to visit I know their is a special celebration going on in heaven with dear ones including my grandma whom I will get to meet one day prayers for all your children and loved ones who will miss you I’m so blessed to have a name that reminds me always of you Angeline ❤️

  • July 04, 2022
    Josephine Hinson says:
    My Sister was a special person in my life ,I know she happy and at peace now ,she didn’t what to leave her family, she ask my daughter why did people had to get sick and die .I’m sure lots of people ask that question ,but I know she happen now cause she with mom ,Dad ,sister,brother,grandma and her husband .I will miss her with all my heart.she did love her childen and grandkids ,they were special to her .she pass on my son birthday the same time he was born.that was so hard to Believe .she will be miss ,love you van .will see you before long .

  • July 02, 2022
    Carol dalton says:
    God bless the family

  • July 02, 2022
    Sandra Perry says:
    Heaven has gained another wonderful person that we will meet at the end of our journey. Mom will be rejoicing and u will be greatly missed here on this earth. Love u aunt Van!

  • July 02, 2022
    Tony says:
    Mom will be missed, she stayed with me and my wife(Darlene). It will not be the same without mom in our lives. We would sit up and watch movies and eat cheddar popcorn. Mom talked about her children and grandchildren all the time. Our hearts are broken but mom would want us to be strong . Mom loved old country songs and would stay up and watch the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday nights. Mom loved to watch Poka on Saturday nights. She loved Klondike unicorn ice cream , she always left the chocolate ones for Darlene. Thank you to Life Care Hospice home care, it was a lot easier to care for mom with the nurses, aides and everyone else that helped us. Thank you to Life Care Hospice, for taking great care of mom while she was at their facility. Thanks to Mary Kathyrn Clewis, for coming and helping when we needed a helping hand, mom was so glad when Anthony found you. Anthony Clewis,, Jr. for visiting almost every day. Mom loved her great grandchild (Harper) and would always say she is a ball of energy and how much she cared for her. Love yall ,