Evan's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His gentle smile could melt the hearts of those around him and though he only spoke a few words, his voice and thoughts could always be heard. His love for music was what he loved most about his church.
He was born at only 25 weeks old and at only a pound and a half. He suffered a significant brain bleed on both sides. The swelling on his brain caused the damage, having a stent put in. He was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and his vision was impaired. Although Evan’s illness made him appear frail, he possessed strength, perseverance, and an ability to overcome incredible odds and physical challenges.
With Evan's passing we remind others that his life is one to be celebrated. Although we will miss him everyday, especially his sweet smile. He will forever remain in our hearts.
We are raising funds to pay for his funeral expenses as he has been living in a home in Wilson,NC with his caretakers. His family would like his remains to be in the family graveyard in Buxton, NC, next to his grandfather.
Evan leaves behind many wonderful caregivers that provided love and support that enhanced his quality of life. He will be dearly missed by all his special caregivers at the The Howell Center. All of these special people, too numerous to mention, provided Evan with love and dignity in his life and also in his death.
Evan is survived by his parents, Alex Quidley and Colette Vanderbilt; paternal grandparent Jennifer Sherwood; paternal great grandparent Grayson Hooper; uncle Hunter Hill; great uncle Jamie and Monica Hooper; paternal great grandparents Maurice and Sandra Quidley; great great grandparent Ann Beckham; grandparent Donna-Marie Quidley; aunt Ashlyne Quidley; great uncle Benji Quidley; great aunt Veronica Dent; great uncle Nathan and Maegan Quidley; great uncle Jeremey Quidley; grandparent Jasmine Quidley and cousins Abigail and Samuel Dent, Brock Quidley, Brantley Quidley, Ella Quidley, Sienna Quidley, Nora Quidley and Debbie Hooper.
He is survived by his maternal grandparent Sandy Vanderbilt.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandparent Maurice L Quidley Jr; paternal great grandparent Debbie Hooper.
Proceeds will benefit these arrangements as followed;
Buxton Back Rd/Quidley Road
Monday, October 16,2017 at 2:00pm
Funds arranged by:
PO Box 1066
Avon, NC 27915
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