Eva Bernell Meredith, 90, of Leesburg, FL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at her home in Foscoe, NC. Mrs. Meredith was born February 10, 1930, in Watauga County, NC, the daughter of the late Linville and Julia McLean Aldridge. She attended Watauga County schools, graduating from Cove Creek High School in 1950. She met her childhood sweetheart in 1943 when his father came to Foscoe Christian Church as a circuit preacher. They married in 1953, lived in Michigan for eleven years, then moved their family to Leesburg, Florida where they resided full-time until her retirement from United Telephone in 1992. Shortly thereafter, they built a summer home in Foscoe, NC, just a short distance from the Aldridge homeplace where she was born. She loved to travel and loved spending time outdoors. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and lived each day with a quiet dignity and faith in God. She was a member of First Christian Church in Leesburg. Mrs. Meredith is survived by her husband of 66 years, Keith Meredith and three daughters,
Caroline Champion and husband, Robert, of Leesburg, FL, Eva Miller and husband, Warren of Deep Gap, and Marjorie Meredith of Foscoe, NC; one son, Thomas Meredith and wife, Debbie of Ocala, FL; five grandsons, Andrew Meredith of Leesburg, FL, Keith Meredith of Ocala, FL, Matthew Champion and wife, Ryann of Oxford, FL, Garner Meredith of Elizabethton, TN, and Noah Meredith of Elizabethton, TN; one granddaughter, Blair Champion and husband, Daniel, of Yalaha, FL, and five great- grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Bryan Meredith, and six brothers, Shona Aldridge, Shula Aldridge, Clus Aldridge, Garner Aldridge, Frank Aldridge, and Jim Aldridge, and four sisters, Verla Aldridge, Mina Jo Storie, Mamie Ethel Shook and Snow Hopper.Memorial services will be conducted at a later date.