Evelyn was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother that spent her life as a homemaker for her family. She enjoyed visits with her friends and family, bird watching while drinking her coffee, and watching and discussing her favorite soap opera. She loved cooking for her family and her many camping and beach trips with friends and children. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesborough and a friend of Lenny Smith, pastor of McKinley Memorial Bible Church in Johnson City.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, George Lewis Tester, infant daughter, Karen Tester, parents, Bose and Ada Bair, sister, Vivian Littleton, and grandson, Jason Dale Lloyd.
She is survived by her two daughters: Kathy Lloyd (Lynn) of Jonesborough and Janice Jackson (Jimmy) of Johnson City, and three sons: Scott Tester (Kelly) of Sevierville, Randy Tester (Connie), and Kenny Tester of Jonesborough, a sister, Janette Groos of Jonesborough, and brother, Jack Bair (Pat) of Johnson City.
Mammaw Snookie, as she was lovingly called, cherished nine grandchildren: Jamey Jackson (Paula), Kelly Lloyd Casey (Rob), Brad Tester, Brian Tester (Emily), Reggie Jackson (Kendra), Beau Hicks (Jessica), Kimberly Tester Salter (Micheal), Brittany Tester Moore (Brian), Josh Tester (Maddisyn) plus her 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson, and several nieces and nephews.
Receiving of friends will be Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 1-3:00 pm at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home in Jonesborough. The memorial service will begin at 3:00 in the chapel with Pastor Lenny Smith officiating.
Graveside will be Monday at 1:00 pm at Maple Lawn Cemetery of Jonesborough. Pall bearers will be Evelyn's grandsons and great-grandsons: Jamey Jackson, Brad Tester, Brian Tester, Reggie Jackson, Josh Tester, Austin Casey, Aaron Clevenger, and Brian Moore.
Condolences may be sent to the Tester family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821