March 17, 1935 - January 24, 2022
Evelyn (Crosson) Chisholm, affectionately called Lena by her family and friends, was born March 17, 1935 in Sumter, SC to the late Henry Crosson, Sr., and the late Sarah (Hunter) Crosson. Early in life, Evelyn moved with her family to Harrisburg, PA in the 1950’s, where she joined and remained in Christian fellowship with Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Steelton, PA. Evelyn received her formal education in Steelton, PA. After twenty years of service, she retired from Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). On June 27, 1964, Evelyn was united in holy matrimony to her beloved husband, the late Abraham Chisholm. Their union was blessed with three beautiful daughters, Lynn, Sylvia, and Avis. They raised their family in Baltimore, MD. Upon Abraham becoming ill in 1978, they moved back to Harrisburg, PA to be surrounded by the support of their family. Evelyn’s greatest joy was her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild as well as her bonus children that included her nieces, nephews and her cousins. They enjoyed her loving, gentle spirit as well as her delicious food. She also enjoyed listening and going to live gospel quartet group performances throughout the Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA areas, especially “The Sons of the Cross”, the group where Abraham sang songs with his smooth bass voice. Evelyn also served in the usher and missionary ministries at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. On Monday, January 24, 2022, at UPMC Harrisburg Hospital Campus, Evelyn entered into eternal rest at eighty-six years of age. She was preceded in death by her husband, Abraham Chisholm; and her brothers, Henry Crosson, Jr., Joseph Crosson, Sr., Eliott Crosson, Sr., and Isaac Crosson. Evelyn leaves to cherish her loving memory her daughters, Lynn D. Williams, Sylvia D. Davenport, and Avis V. Chisholm of Harrisburg, PA; her grandchildren, Benjamin L. Davenport, Jr., Ryan Davenport, Ashlee Owens, New, Jersey, Jamal Davenport, Imani Williams, Washington, DC., Essence Chisholm, Robert Williams, III, Jasmine Chisholm; and her beloved great-granddaughter, Malia Chisholm-Gibson; brothers, Nathan Crosson, Sr. Harrisburg, PA, and Richard Crosson, Sr. (Marilyn), Reisterstown, MD ; aunt, Harriet White, Baltimore, MD; sisters-in-law, Barbara Crosson, Hummelstown, PA, Abbie Louise Crosson, Sylvia Crosson, and Melba Crosson, Harrisburg, PA; stepdaughter, Helen Chisholm, Baltimore, MD; three step grandchildren; godchildren, Tracy Crosson Brown and Renee Hunter George, Harrisburg, PA; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members. Lovingly submitted by the Family FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CLICK ON THE SHARE A MEMORY TAB TO POST VIDEOS, SHARE MEMORIES, CONDOLENCES, REFLECTIONS OR SIMPLY YOUR NAME. CLICK ON THE PHOTOS & VIDEOS ON-LINE STREAMING OF SERVICE TAB OR MEDIA TAB (MOBILE) AND TRIBUTE WEBCAST TO VIEW SERVICE.
Evelyn (Crosson) Chisholm, affectionately called Lena by her family and friends, was born March 17, 1935 in Sumter, SC to the late Henry Crosson, Sr., and the late Sarah (Hunter) Crosson. Early in life, Evelyn moved with her family to Harrisburg,... View Obituary & Service Information
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