The Newnan Times-Herald


Eva Warner

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Nov. 09, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Mrs. Eva Warner, 63, of Whitesburg, Ga. died on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 12 noon at Faith By Hearing, 55 Mayo Royal Industrial Dr, Newnan, GA 30263. 

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to FHCCC, 55 Mayo Royal Industrial Drive, Newnan, GA 30263 to assist in the Young Apprentice Program – designed to help teenagers with skills, trade and life skills – and Rescue & Recovery – designed to keep young men out of prison by redirecting their lives.

Pastor Eva Louise Martin Warner, affectionately known as “Rev. Boo”, was born on Jan. 4, 1954 in Smithfield, North Carolina as the second eldest of five children born to the late Mrs. Mary Louise Hopkins and the late Mr. William Henry Martin. She departed this life on Sunday, Nov 5, 2017.

Pastor Eva lived by the old adage that charity starts at home and spreads abroad as seen by the fact that her first pulpit was the living room and her initial congregation were her girls. She believed that if she could teach her children, then she could shape productive women who would be ready for the world and, in turn, she would be ready to answer the call to teach others.

She worked to bridge the gap between the young and mature woman and worked to make sure they knew how to treat each other and the men in their lives. She was also an outstanding teacher of the Word of God and a living example of an uncompromising Woman of Faith regardless of the situation and the season.

As the wife of Pastor L. P. Warner, mother of three daughters, Pastor Eva worked to make others feel appreciated and connected. Founder of the Phenomenal Woman Conference and Phenomenal Woman Magazine, Pastor Eva has a Bachelors in Business Administration from the State University of West Georgia, was an ordained Pastor by the authority and order of the Association of Independent Ministries (A.I.M.), and an Outstanding Georgia Citizen by the proclamation of the Secretary of the State of Georgia.

Pastor Eva has been in the ministry for more than 25 years and served six years in the United Methodist Church, and then finally, as the First Lady, Assistant Pastor and co-founder of Faith by Hearing Christian Center Church.

Pastor Eva leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Pastor L. P. Warner; her three daughters, Pastor Jamillah Warner, Ms. Larrissa Warner and Ms. Larri Louise Warner; her sisters, Ms. Laura Lassiter, Ms. Shelia Jackson and Mrs. Treva Parker (Earnest); one brother, Mr. William Martin; nieces and nephews, Mr. Efrem Lassiter (Evelyn), Ms. Areal Bell and Mrs. Kendra Gedeon (Willy); and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, friends and God-given sons and daughters. 

Final arrangements have been entrusted to Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home, Carrollton Chapel, 770-836-0044.