Eva Mae Fitzgerald fought a good fight…
She was born April 9, 1961, to the late Priscilla Thomas and late Marshall Fitzgerald Sr. in Elgin, Texas. Living her best life, she transitioned to her Eternal home on April 8, 2023.
Eva Mae attended the public schools in Austin, Texas, and graduated from Lanier High School. She was given a strong Christian foundation and accepted Christ at an early age. Eva lived in Austin, Texas working in the medical field as a certified nurse assistant. Making strong decisions for her family she stepped out on faith and moved to Taylor, Texas. She continued to work in the medical field, spreading out to home health and private duty nursing.
In 2018, Eva had health complication and decided to move to San Gabriel Rehabilitation and Care Center, where she was surrounded and supported by her loving caregivers.
Eva enjoyed being around family, friends, and music. Her favorite time of the day was eating a catered meal from Cotton Patch Restaurant, which was ordered and delivered by her family. She will be missed dearly by all and never forgotten.
Preceding Eva in death: her parents Priscilla Thomas and Marshall Fitzgerald Sr, her sister, Rosemary Walker, brothers, Marshall Fitzgerald Jr., Earl Joiner Jr, Clayborne Joiner, aunts, Ruthie Matthews, Darnell Taylor, Pearlie Roberson, Bessie Hill, and Lucy Thomas, her uncles, T.C. Thomas, Odell Thomas, O.G. Thomas, Larry Thomas, James Castleberry, and Ernest Thomas, and her daughter, Crystal Fitzgerald.
Eva leaves to cherish her unforgettable memories: her children: daughter, Ardetra Lewis, sons, Bobby Fitzgerald (Donna), Treland Patterson, Rodney Patterson, 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, her sisters, Betty Thompson (Bryant), Patricia Robertson (Darren), Gloria Kanada (Marvin), Rebecca Castleberry, Brenda Benford (Arthur Jr.), Irene Davis (Darrell), Louise Joiner, uncles, Willie Fitzgerald, Willie Thomas, brothers Billy Ray Fitzgerald (Lakenya), Curtis Fitzgerald, Anthony Joiner (Wanda), Ray Joiner (Rita), Elroy Joiner (Shirley), and Wayne Joiner (Jackie); and a host of other relatives and friends that she loved dearly.
…. the battle is over!
A Celebration of Life will be held at Winn's Memorial Baptist Church of Elgin on Tuesday, April 18th at 1:00 PM with Reverend D.W. Townsend presiding. Inurnment will be private.