Evea Wood, a resilient matriarch and compassionate mother, passed away peacefully on the 4th of October 2023. A resident of Morrilton, Arkansas, Avea was born on the 09th of December 1939 in Oppelo, Arkansas. A quiet, stern, and witty woman, Evea held her family together with a firm hand and a loving heart. She was deeply rooted in her Pentecostal faith, which guided her throughout her life. The Bible verse, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13), embodied her resilient spirit.\n\nEvea spent her career in the automotive industry, working diligently at the Arrow Automotive factory until her retirement. Her life was filled with simple joys and passions that included canning, candy-making, and gardening. She was an avid reader and her Bible was her most treasured book. What mattered most to Avea was feeding her family and the shared joy of music. Even after her retirement, she continued to devote her time to her family and her faith, setting an example of strength and compassion for all who knew her.\nEvea is survived by her children, Terry Hill, Charles (Tamera) Hill, Shirley Hill, Sheila Hill, Summer Hill and a host of grandchildren, great grand children, nieces, nephews, and cousins.\n\nShe was preceded in death by her parents, John and Maggie Helton, and her son, Sidney Hill and all of her siblings.\n\n. Visitation for Avea will be held on Tuesday, 10th of October 2023 at 6:00pmCDT at Community Transformation Church, 1515 Harding Street, Morrilton, Arkansas, 72110. The funeral service will follow the next day, Wednesday, 11th of October 2023 at 10:00amCDT, at the same venue. Avea will be laid to rest at Wolf Cemetery, 15-35 Bailey Road, Oppelo, Arkansas, 72110 at 11:30amCDT.\n\nPlease honor Avea's memory by sharing your stories, photographs, and moments of her on her memorial page. Your contributions will serve as a comforting reminder of Avea's life and her lasting impact on those who loved her.