Eva Sitton Troutman, 84, of Statesville, N.C., got her heavenly healing on May 27, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House after a brief battle with brain cancer.
Eva was born on July 5, 1935, in Buncombe County to the late Arthur and Josephine Allison Sitton. She was an active member at Fallstown Baptist Church, where her beautiful tenor voice will be missed greatly in the choir. After working for several years in the furniture industry as a seamstress, Eva retired from the school system as a custodian at South Iredell High School. As an active member of the community, she served as president of the Troutman Historical Association, president of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and she also actively volunteered with the Troutman HELP ministries for many years.
Eva was known for her faith, strength, hard work, compassion, kindness, and loving nature. She was always willing to go the extra mile to help anyone in need and found great joy in showing God’s love by helping others. She never met a stranger and was known to many as “Mama Eva” or “Mamaw” and loved everyone she met. She was an avid lover of gospel music and a talented seamstress who spent countless hours making beautiful quilts that will be cherished by so many.
In addition to her parents, she was welcomed to heaven by the love of her life and precious husband of 55 years, Jack Eugene Troutman; son, Michael Troutman; grandsons, Adam and Caleb Troutman; sisters, Ruth Metcalf, Sue Smith, and Mary Cox; and brother Frank Sitton.
Left to continue her beautiful legacy on this side of heaven are her sons, Rev. Dr. David and Susan Troutman of Troutman and Jackie “Cotton” (Kay) Troutman of Statesville; grandsons: Jake (Shelby) Troutman, Josh (Heather) Troutman, Justin (Bethany) Troutman, all of Statesville, and Michael Troutman Jr. of Texas; granddaughters, Jana Troutman Overcash (Jason) of Statesville, Dana Troutman Sain (Harold) of Troutman, and Jennifer DelaCruz (Andy) of Texas; 18 greatgrandchildren and one great great grandchild; brother, Judge Claude (Jo) Sitton of Morganton; sister, Minnie Mock of Fort Myers, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Sylvia “Tippy” Troutman and Jane McDaniels (Bill) of Statesville; brother-in-law Billy Ray Troutman (Anna) of Kernersville; special niece Vickie Lovelace (Earl) of Valdese; and former daughters-in-law Pam Troutman of Statesville and Diana Smith of Texas.
Eva will lie in state at the Troutman Funeral Home on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. She will then lie in state at the Troutman Historical Association on Troutman Farm Road, Statesville N.C., on Sunday, May 31, from 2 to 3 p.m. For anyone who would like to join in the celebration of her life, a graveside service will follow at the Troutman Historical Cemetery at 3 p.m. with her son Rev. Dr David Troutman and Rev. Dr. Alan Wheeler officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Troutman Historical Association (P.O. Box 1, Troutman NC 28166), The Gordon Hospice House, or the Troutman HELP ministries. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com.
Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.