Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

October 19, 2012

Evelyn Zachary Burkhead

Corsicana Daily Sun

— Evelyn Zachary Burkhead was born July 18, 1928, in Flower Mound, to parents Edgar Zachary and Eunice Martin Zachary. She was the second oldest of five children.

In 1953, she married James M. Burkhead Jr., a union lasting 41 years till his death in 1995. Her husband was an educator and Evelyn worked in retail. Evelyn passed away on Oct. 13, 2012, after a brief illness in Tallahassee, Fla.

She was a very kind and thoughtful woman who always loved a good garage sale. Evelyn was friendly and it seemed that she "never met a stranger." She took great pride in her family.

Survivors include a sister, Ruby Neal; her two children Mack Burkhead III, M.D. and his wife Sandra Burkhead Gee, M.D., of Houston; daughter, Karen Burkhead Wickware of Springfield, Mo.; four grandchildren, R. Matthew Burkhead, Zachary Wickware, Kimberlyn Wickware and Deborah Michele Burkhead; and two great grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20th, 2012, at the Hodge section of the Old Chatfield Cemetery in Chatfield.

An online guest book is available at by selecting the Evelyn Zachary Burkhead obituary.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.