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Evelyn A. Carter

November 4, 1949 — December 13, 2023

Rock Island, Illinois

Evelyn Ann Carter, 74, of Rock Island, Illinois, died Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at St. Anthony’s Nursing & Rehab, Rock Island.

There will be no public services.  Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory, Moline, under the direction of Trimble Funeral Home. 

Evelyn was born November 4, 1949, in Natchez, Mississippi, the daughter of Lonnie Beamer and Odessa Thomas.  She was a school bus driver in the St. Louis area for many years and was truly adored by the kids.

Evelyn was a member of Third Missionary Baptist Church in Davenport, Iowa, and had a strong faith.  She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She will forever be remembered for her asking, “What ‘cha know good?”

Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Angela Clayton Hodges of Davenport; three grandchildren, Ashley Thomas Wilson, Darnell Lamontay Hodges, and Brittney Champagne Hodges; 18 great-grandchildren including a special great-granddaughter, Tayla LeAnn Hodges; two siblings, Virginia Lee Brown and Mark Thomas, both of St. Louis, Missouri; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandson, Samuel Lindell Wires, Jr.; and siblings, June Henry, Maurice Dunham, and Daris Davis. 

The family would like to give special thanks to Evelyn’s sister-in-law, Deborah Ann Lard, for the wonderful care given over the years and invites friends to share stories and condolences at



Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with
the Lord. Scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In
each, I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were
two sets of footprints; other times there was only one.

During the low periods of my life I could see only one set of
footprints, so I said, "You promised me, Lord, that you would
walk with me always. Why, when I have needed you most,
have you not been there for me?"

The Lord replied, "The times when you have seen only one set

of footprints, my child, is when I carried you."

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