Evelyn Virginia Starke

May 14, 1957 - February 16, 2015

05/14/1957 - 02/16/2015

Evelyn Virginia Starke, 57, went home to be with the Lord February 16, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Jack B. Davidson, Sr. and Virginia T. Davidson, of Norfolk. Evelyn was a very loving and compassionate family member and friend to all that knew her. She was a wonderful mother to her only daughter and a very loving wife. She leaves behind her husband of 37 years, Dean Starke; daughter Hilary Franklin and husband Matt of Richmond, VA; two brothers, Jack “J.B.” Davidson, Jr. and his wife Gracie, and Bill Davidson, all of Norfolk.Funeral Services will be held at 2 P.M. Friday February 20, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd. in Virginia Beach with Pastor Evelyn Puckett officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences can be made at altmeyer.com.

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Ed & Retha Townes
8 years ago

A beautiful friend till the end, now she belongs to the ages. She now lives with the Lord and dwells in our hearts & memories.

Barry & Betty Callis
8 years ago

Dean & Family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you all during this very difficult time.

Paula Dignan
8 years ago

Dean and Family – I am so sorry to learn of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Please know that Evelyn is at peace and is and will always be with you all. Sincerely, Paula Dignan former co-worker

Terry and Carolyn Grams
8 years ago

Dean and Family,

From our earthly perspective we are sadden by our loss, but from the eternal perspective we must rejoice, because we know the company that your beloved Wife and Mother is keeping for eternity. Absent from the pain and struggles of this world and rejoicing in the splendor of our Lord’s acceptance, love and eternal joy. Rejoice Dean! Evelyn is in good hands! these words comforted me so much when I lost my dear Father last year

Dean you and your family are in our prayers for peace and comfort.

Alan Wile
8 years ago


Your expression of love and heartbreak to your wife is incredibly moving. So very sorry to learn of her passing. Please know that I am praying for you and your family in this very difficult time to find comfort.

Take Care,


David Dupree
8 years ago

Dean, I am thinking of you and your daughter Hilary at this difficult time. I know from talking to you at work that Evelyn was such an important part of your life. My deepest sympathy to you and Hilary. David Dupree co-worker

Gloria Ferraro
8 years ago

Dean, Hilary, J.B., Gracie and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Cherish the wonderful memories you have and take care during this very sad and difficult time. Gloria and Frank Ferraro

Rick & Gail Davidson
8 years ago

Dean, Hillery and the rest of the family;

We are SO saddened by this news. Words cannot express our sorrow and our sympathies. Our prayers are with you all. Evelyn was a wonderful example of Christ’s love to everyone and she will be missed so much. Our only consultation is that she is not lost. She is with our savior and we WILL be with her and the rest of our loved ones again.

Huey & Linda Warnick
8 years ago

Dean, I am thinking of you and your daughter Hilary at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and Prayers, God be with you all at this time and his Love be with you and bring Peace,comfort.

Robin Smith
8 years ago

Dean, Sending you Heartfelt Sympathy, may memories you treasure of brighter days shared with Evelyn bring your comfort, warm your heart, and help you face tomorrow. Your Friend Robin Smithco-work.

John Grigg
8 years ago

Dean,Brenda and I are so sorryfor the loss to you and your family.

Our prayers are with you.

Ron Greene
8 years ago

Dean,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter in this time of loss. I know how much you loved and cared for your wife from our conversations while walking in the neighbor.

Ron Greene

Steve, roni, and son
8 years ago

Dear Dean and Hillary, i am so sorry for your lost. Evelyn will always be remembered as my dart buddy. We had alot of fun together. Please be sure she is in a better place now. No more suffering. I know your hearts are broken. It will be a long road ahead. Dean you have the love of your daughter and son-in-law, they will help ease your pain. May god bless your lovely family. Take care.

Ron Hyman
8 years ago

Dear Dean,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of the love of your life, Evelyn. Time has gone so fast since we were kids in Ocean View and we are getting older. It is hard to believe we are at the age and the time of losing our loved ones yet are never ready when it happens. I can only imagine your heartache and pain. Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family. If you need anything please let me know. She is in God’s hands now, safe and sound. You are in my prayers my friend. God Bless.

Wayne Forth
8 years ago

Dear Dean, Bill, JB & Gracie and Hilary & Matt, You all know how much I love your beautiful family. You have been such a blessing in my life. I am so sad Evelyn has left us. We don’t know why the Lord called her home at this time, but rejoice in knowing we will see her again some day.

The Sheetenhelms
8 years ago

Dear Dean, Hilary, Bill, JB, Gracie, and Family,

We are so saddened to hear about Evelyn passing. We will always remember her with her beautiful smile and big hugs. Her star will always shine bright. She was a true treasure of a friend and we will all miss her dearly.

Love Kathi, Mark Sr., Mark Jr., and Mike Sheetenhelm

April Hartsock
8 years ago

Dear Evelyn,

I miss you so very much you was my friend and my God Mom. I am thankful for that. You help my mom with everything. I am so very sorry that I didn’t get to come and see you but you are not hurting anymore and you ate the your mom now. I will see you someday.


April Hartsock

8 years ago

Dear Hilary and Dean,

Words cannot express my feelings for Evelyn she will always have a special place in my heart. I am so sorry for your loss. The world is truly a better place for her being with us.

I love you all very much.

All my love Susan

Brenda Brown
8 years ago

Dear JB and Family

I am very sorry for the loss of your Sister. I hope you can find some comfort in the memories you have. Please know my prayers are with you and your family at this time.

T Smith
8 years ago

Dear Starke Family,

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. It’s never easy to deal with the death of a loved one. Thankfully at John 11:25 the Bible gives us the wonderful hope of a resurrection for ones who have fallen asleep in death. I hope you are able find strength and comfort from this scripture.

Buddy Umstot
8 years ago

Evelyn and I dated when we were at Norview. She was always such a sweet person. Our world is a sadder place without her in it. May God comfort the family in your time of loss.

Dean Starke
8 years ago

Evelyn, my Beautiful Wife,

I can’t wrap my arms around the fact that you are no longer here with me. These past days have been an emotional roller coaster ride; so many thoughts and emotions. I am missing you more than words can express and waiting for the day when we will be reunited as God promised. I am happy for you that you no longer suffer from the health problems that were stealing your life away, but my heart is breaking. If it were not for our daughter Hilary, family and friends, here to comfort and help me through this very difficult time, I don’t think I could get through. What a blessing Hilary and all have been. Loving and missing you. I am very proud and honored to call you my wife.

Your loving husband of 37 years,


8 years ago

Evelyn, my only sister who I will miss dearly. I know you are with God, rejoicing in a reunion with family and friends. I hope to join you again one day. Rest in peace. Your Big Brother, J.B.

Christopher Smith
8 years ago

Here’s my speech: ” we all love and miss Aunt Evelyn, but she’s with grandma and

the angels. She’s no longer suffering from the loss of grandma or the physical pain she was in. Though she’s not here physically, shes right here, in our hearts and she’ll always be there. Yes it’s a sad and depressing moment but she’s

in a better place and I’m sure she’s happy to be with grandma,just like she wanted to be. God will look after her now and she’ll always be with us spiritually. Though she might not of been my blood aunt but blood doesn’t make

you family, loyalty does.She is and always will be my aunt and I’ll always keep her close in my heart”. From: Christopher Smith

Alecia Stevens
8 years ago

Hilary & Dean,

I am so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. I remember as the girls were growing up how Evelyn’s smile was so contagious and how she always had a way of making you appreciate the littlest things. Her picture proves my point. After Granby when we hadn’t seen each other for years, we would run into each other and talk about how proud we were of our daughter’s and their accomplishments. You were a lucky family and she will be missed by all that knew her. You are in our prayers & God Bless.

Love, Karl, Alecia, Barbara & Brad

J.B. Davidson
8 years ago

I am sitting here with tears in my eyes thinking about all the gatherings we have shared together since the beginning of our time and the fun we have had. The pictures we have been looking at bring back a lot of good memories. It’s going to be hard on us to know you you have left us, but it is with joy knowing you are no longer suffering and now in heaven with God, family, and friends. you will be missed by us all,and I will look forward to seeing you again. Your Big Brother J.B.

Madeline. Meents
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. It does not seem like it now but it will get easier or more tolerable. It will hit you both at the strangest time. I am very sorry.

kathryn whitehurst
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words that I can say to ease your pain and suffering at a time like this. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. She was my best friend and neighbor during high school. We had a lot of fun and were always cutting up. I will forever be grateful for her coming to my mothers funeral. I am so glad I was able to see her and was looking forward to getting to see her again. Rest in peace Evelyn.

Bonnie Carter
8 years ago

I know that no words can ease your pain at the loss of sweet Evelyn. It was easy to see that she was the very heart and soul of her wonderful family, She had a heart of gold and a wonderful gift of making everyone she came into contact with feel special and important. If only we could all live by her example, the world would be a better place. I pray that your precious memories of her will bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Praying for your peace in the knowledge that she is safe in the arms of Jesus and you will see her again one day.

Donna Davidson Schuler
8 years ago

I was very saddened to hear of Evelyn’s passing. She was a lovely person. My condolences to you, Dean and the rest of the family.

Hilary Franklin
8 years ago

My dear beautiful Mother and Best Friend,

My heart hurts so terribly bad to no longer have you with me. You were my everything. I am so very blessed and thankful beyond words that God gave me you as my Mother, teacher and best friend. I take comfort in knowing you are no longer suffering and that you are with Grandmom, Granddad and Bandit. I WILL carry you in my heart everyday, until I get to run and be in your arms again. We will all as a family support each other and get through this. I promise to take care of Dad. I Love You until the end of time. Miss you more than words.

Love always you best friend and daughter <3

Donna Cuffee
8 years ago

My sincere condolences to you Bill and your family! May God continue to comfort you ALL while you are going through such a difficult time! To God be the glory for the things HE has done!

Camille Yorke
8 years ago

The heavens above have gained a most precious angel. Thank you for being such a loving and caring person. Each one of us were so lucky to have had you in our lives. RIP until we meet again. God bless You.

Norman David Soroko
8 years ago

To the entire Starke and Davidson family: Please accept my deepest condolences in the loss of your beloved wife, mother and sister. Please know my heart goes out to all of you at this sad time.

Bill Davidson
8 years ago

While you were only five years older than me, you always looked out for me like a second Mom. Thank you for being there when I needed you and know that your presence on this earth will be greatly missed. Until I see you again, I will always remember the good times we had.

Your Loving Brother,