Eva Bell Lindsey Galbreath, 91, also known as Monk, joined her heavenly father peacefully on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.
Eva is survived by her children, Melinda Galbreath Smith (Billy) of Savannah, Judy Galbreath Walker of Pooler, and Jimmy D. Galbreath (Jheri) of Richmond Hill.
She was preceded in death by her son Ronald E. Galbreath (Vicki).
Eva was born September 18, 1928 in Tusculum, Georgia and was the youngest child of Homer Bernard Lindsey and Annie Griffin Lindsey. She married the love of her life, Devoy Galbreath on December 28, 1951 who preceded her in death. She was the most devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother of 8, and great grandmother, known as GG of 13. She was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Savannah.
Eva was known for her big heart, kindness and generosity who never met a stranger. She spent her time cooking, especially her cakes and pies, for all. Her house was always filled with family and friends sharing a meal. Her church, family and friends were her life.
A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2020 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. The family will have a private graveside service at Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest you consider a donation in Eva’s memory to Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd., Savannah, Georgia 31419, or, Hospice of Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, Georgia 31416.
Our hearts break for you all! The world lost a bit of its sparkle when Eva gained her wings. She was so much to so many ! My life was richer because she was in it !! (All lives were richer !) my love, hugs and prayers to her family!
- Leann Perks Clifton, Savannah, Georgia
Our thoughts & prayers are with you. We will never forget her love & caring nature to all who knew her. Our memories of her will remain in our hearts forever. We know she is in heaven & at peace. God Bless you all
- Leland Prewitt & Families , Savannah, GEORGIA
May God wrap his loving arms around you during your time of need.
- Caroline Cannady, Ellabell, Ga
Eva has been like a loving sister to me since we moved to Georgia in 1972. We shared so many good times together with other Trinity friends. She will be missed by all who knew her. We are sad to lose her but we know that one day we will all be together again in a better place. What a great celebration that will be ! Rest in peace dear friend.
- arlene A crofoot, SAVANNAH, GA
We know Ms Eva, is with God's Angels keeping watch, may you all find comfort in the lessons of life she taught you, and feel the warmth of her love. Bless you all
- Lisa Taylor, Savannah, GA
It seem such a short time that I had the pleasure of knowing Ms Eva from church. She has lived a wonderful life She will be greatly missed
- Pat Lipari, Savannah, Georgia
Eva was blessed with the gift of hospitality, and in turn blessed us all with her kindness and generosity. She had a special way of making everyone feel accepted and appreciated. Our prayers are with everyone in he immediate and extended family, including her Trinity family, which we we blessed to have been a part of.
- Keith and Rebekah Kelleher, Monroe, NC
With deepest sympathy, prayers and hugs to all of Eva's family. She was the dearest and best friend I ever had. Our whole congregation will miss her love and caring.
- Pat mascio, Savannah, GA
Our Lord Jesus bless the family of Eva. I know my mom, Gigi Schumacher, enjoyed Eva so much at Trinity.
- Stephen Schumacher, Naperville, IL
We send our deepest sympathies for your loss. Miss Eva was a shining light on this earth. We will always remember the joy on her face as she watched people enjoying her baking and cooking. She was a great and caring friend to our family, especially to Mom, and we will miss her.
- Jim & Lyn Crofoot, Tipp City, Ohio
I was so sorry to hear about Mrs Galbreath passing away. I always called her Miz Galbreath and she was always a ray of sunshine. Arms open to welcome, love and take care of everybody she met. My brother Stanley bragged about her all the time. He loved,loved,loved her and her cooking. God has truly added another Angel to his heavenly flock.
- Bebe Whitcomb , Savannah , Ga
Arthur and I extend our deepest sympathies to the extended Galbreath family. Eva was a treasure, had a wry sense of humor with that twinkle in her eye. She was the greatest wife, mother, grannie, friend, and child of our Lord Jesus Christ. We will miss you, Eva.
- Sonja Held, Savannah, GA
Eva was a second mother to us. She was one of the first people I met when I started going to church at Trinity and we bonded instantly! We love her and will miss her. Prayers, love, peace and hugs to all of you.
- Chris and Teresa Garretson , Statesboro, Ga
Eva was a blessing to our Church family. Her cooking skills were well known and she always left with empty bowls. Church will not feel the same without her. I pray for comfort for her whole family as I know they were close.
- Kevin & Lynne Kuzeff, Durham, NC
She will be cooking Sunday dinner for Devoy once again!
- Carroll A. Ramsey, Midway, GA
Sweet Eva dearly loved her family, God and Trinity brothers and sisters and we loved her. She enjoyed cooking and baking~~~one day, in pouring rain, she appeared at my house with a freshly baked custard pie and homemade beef/veggie soup~~~typical Eva, always thinking of others! I will cherish sweet memories of our years of friendship. Lord, give her dear family comfort, healing and peace. Love and blessings, Shirley~~John 3:16
- Shirley Lewis, Savannah, Georgia
We are so sorry for the loss of Aunt Eva Bell! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We share so many wonderful memories.
- Suzanne Taylor, Gloria Lindsey and Stacy Vickers , Savannah, GA
Eva and I worked together at the church in the early '70s when the church moved to the southside. She was the self-appointed caretaker of the building and came over to clean at least every week, if not more often. When it became so dirty (to her) that she could no longer stand it, she painted the Sunday School rooms by herself. Everything had to be in tip-top shape, always! When she would take her breaks, we would sit and chat and have a delightful visit, which I thoroughly enjoyed. And later on, for meals at the church, she would ask for butter beans with okra for my contribution. She loved them. So many memories. She will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to all of you. Lotsa love!
- Bettyann L Talley, Savannah, GA
Thinking of you all as you celebrate your mother’s wonderful life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your Aero family
- Jonathan Saltman, Bellflower, California
So sorry to hear this, I’ve been thinking about you lately and I wish I had come to see you, my wonderful neighbor for over 20 years. You will be missed!
- Virginia Arlene Moore, Glennville, GA
Condolences to your family on the loss of Eva. Her generous spirit and sweet disposition were gifts she shared with all of us who called her their friend. She taught me the joy that making a simple meal for a group of friends or church family could bring. I will miss her hugs and smiles.
- Sharon Grefski, Savannah, Georgia
The world has lost a very special person and heaven has gained a special angel. She was a very special friend to my Mom (Arlene Crofoot) and I loved her smiles and hugs along with her delicious custard pies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
- Kathy and Charles Seymour, Savannah, GA
Eva was one of the sweetest and kindest person I've ever met. I wish I had been able to spend more time with her in order to know her better. One thing I do know about her is she is walking with Jesus....Prayers for all of her family and friends left behind....
- Karin Edwards, Savannah, GA
We are so sorry to hear this. Eva was always a delight to be around. Much love and many prayers.
- Jimmy & Debby Jones, Columbus, GA
I've only known Eva for a few of her 91 years and I know I would have loved to have known her longer. We both liked a good hug and it was one of the things she said she liked about me in her card to me last Christmas. Sending hugs to all her family.
- Lois Lucas, Pooler, GA
I only have the best of memories of “Mom.” I will always love and miss her.
- Kathy Peters , Pooler , Ga
Will be missed by all who knew her. A giving person never looking for anything in return. Knew for as long as I was lived in Savannah, just across the street from The Galbreath Family for almost 37 years. She now rest in God's care, with the Angels, Eva was an Angel in life b and now rest. Missed.
- Frank Vagnoni, Homosassa, Fl
Sending heartfelt prayers and condolences to your family. Ms. Eva was a true gem and such a great friend to me and my family. We loved her and she will be missed.
- Mr. and Mrs. Steve Austin and Stevie Jayne, Savannah, GA
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel