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Mrs. Miriam (Ross) PairNovember 12, 1938 ~ August 11, 2017 (age 78)
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Miriam Ross Pair, age 78 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, August 11, 2017. Ms. Pair was born in Elberton, Georgia, a daughter of the late Yates and Josephine Faucette Ross. She was a retired bookkeeper who also built a family surveying company with her late husband, Melvin Pair. In addition to her parents and husband of 38-years, Ms. Pair is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Stephanie Lynn Hayes, three sisters, and a brother. She is survived by two daughters Lynn Pair Hayes of Alpharetta, Sandy Pair Crowe and her husband Bobby of Conyers, a son, Chris Pair and his wife Tammy of McDonough, five grandchildren, Jennifer Hayes Malone and her husband Sean, Joanna Hayes Duke and her husband Brett, Justin Pair and his wife Jennifer, Jenna Pair Jackson and her husband Taylor, and Blake Crowe, along with nine great grandchildren, Shannah Hayes Malone, Devin Malone, Riley Malone, Abigail Duke, William Duke, Victoria Duke, Stone Jackson, Jennings Pair and Saige Jackson.
“Mimi” died peacefully in her sleep from complications with kidney failure. She leaves a legacy of serving her friends and family in love, prayer, scripture, and song. She was a long-time resident of Jefferson, Georgia at the time of her death, but lived many of her adult years in Suwanee and Tucker, Georgia as well. Some of her fondest memories, however, were from the years she spent growing up in the Grant Park neighborhood of Atlanta, attending Park Avenue Baptist Church, going to Zoo Atlanta, swimming in the public pool, putting on neighborhood plays, and attending Roosevelt High School.
The whole world was a stage to Ms. Pair, and she shared her love of the arts with all, including acting in various community theatre productions over the course of her lifetime. She especially enjoyed musicals and classic movies of the 1940’s. We will all miss her storytelling, song for every occasion, and ability to bring fun and laughter into every situation. Her family is grateful for the support and fellowship of believers at Academy Baptist Church of Jefferson. Please join us in a celebration of her life at 2:00 P.M. Monday, August 14, 2017 from the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home in Jefferson Ga with Reverend Eric Shelton officiating. The family will receive friends, 12:00 – 2:00 P.M., at the funeral home prior to the service. It was Ms. Pair’s wishes to be cremated after the service.
Flowers are optional, those desiring may make memorials in memory of Ms. Miriam Ross Pair to the Academy Baptist Church, P.O. Box 716, Jefferson, Georgia 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467. Online condolences at evansfuneralhomeinc.com