Eva Jean Morse Pitts Roberts
Eva Jean Morse Pitts Roberts passed from this life on January 16, 2018. She is going to be with other deceased family members: both parents, Lloyd and Eva Morse; two husbands, W. Willard Pitts and Wildon A Roberts; one child, Richard E. Pitts. Also, three brothers, Lloyd Morse Jr., Paul Joseph Morse and David E Morse; two sisters, Naomi Layland and Dorothy Hathorn.
Surviving members of her family are: daughters, Diana Swank and Terri Talley; brothers, Wesley D. Morse, Daniel Morse and Robert Wayne Morse; four sisters, Mary Louise Bergeron, Anna Bell Hemmingway, Lucy Glaze, Judy Arnold. There are five grandchildren, Charity Ware, Harry Pitts, Judi Gallagher, Kristin Trejo and Stephen Talley. Four great-grandchildren, Caleb, Abram, Adelina and Julie Trejo. There are also many, many nieces and nephews.
Eva was born June 25, 1939 in Galveston, Texas. She lived in Galveston County until 2012 when she moved to the Dallas area. Eva and Willard were owners of Pitts Wholesale and Retail Concession Supply Company from 1962 to 1977, she worked at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston from 1975 to 1999, she owned El's Used Bookstore from 1999 to 2001. After the sale of the bookstore, she was busy volunteering at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in the H2U Office. Since moving to the Dallas area she has been volunteering at Baylor Medical Center in Irving working in the Coumadin Clinic, Pet Therapy, Guest Services and the Baylor Gift Shop.
Eva is a past member of the American Business Women's Association, holding every office in her chapter, La Marque Elles Lodge, Helping Others Pursue Excellence, and the Dalcliff-Wynnewood Lions Club in Dallas. She is a member of the Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving, Texas.
She received many awards during her lifetime some are: Volunteer of the Year from Clear Lake Senior Friends, 2009 Frist Humanitarian Award from Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and Woman of the Year from ABWA. She was also listed in 2000 Notable American Women for several years and the International Who's Who of American Women. ··-
Eva's favorite thing to do was travel. She has been to many different countries, her favorite besides the United States was New Zealand and Scotland. For many years Eva made beautiful jewelry for family and friends - it was her way of saying "Thank You" for all you do and I love you.
A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home, 10412 Highway 6, Hitchcock, TX (409) 925-3501.