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Eva K. McInnis née Tew

Eva Karen McInnis née Tew, 63, passed away on April 20, 2021, in her hometown in Brewton. Born Oct. 2, 1957 (Brewton), she attended T.R. Miller High School. She went on to study at University of Mobile where she majored in Elementary Education, and in May 1997, she graduated from Faulkner University, Montgomery, where she was awarded a bachelor’s degree.

Eva was beautifully vivacious and caught the eye of anyone near. She had an eclectic sense of humor, and was a free spirit, unapologetically. Her family will remember her effervescent, sparkling light and her profound ability to love. Eva spent her the last years of her life devotedly serving as her mother’s caregiver.

Eva is survived by her adored daughter, Ava (Brian) Moore née Gunaca; her grandchildren, Daniel, Alicia, Micah, Noah and Jonah; her mother, Sammie McGlothern née Hoomes; her siblings, Vicki (Terry) Wilcox, Stephanie (Robert) Spicer, Paul (Rob) Shelley and Toddy (Roger) Milstead; her loyal dog, Rodham (a mixed-breed); 11 nieces and nephews; and many other relatives. She is predeceased by her father, Raymond Grace Tew Jr.; her former spouse, Rick Gunaca; and her niece, Jennifer VanAusdal.

Please join us in a celebration of her life on tomorrow, April 28, 2021 at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, 9260 Hwy 31, Atmore. Visitation will begin 10 a.m. with a service to commence one hour later, at 11 a.m., officiated by Pastor Cornelius Phillips. Burial will follow at the Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery, 3468 Stanley Road, Brewton, AL.

Pallbearers are David Wilcox, Joseph Wilcox, Mark Lanton, Arturo “Alex” Labastida, William Fotheringham and Ian Stone.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes in Atmore is in charge of arrangements. To send flowers, please contact J. Ross Railey, AIFD, at 251-294-2009. Donations in Eva’s honor may be sent to Habitat for Humanity.