Eva Mae Coles Anthony was born in Goochland County, VA to the late Eva Gray Coles and Henry Harrison Coles on December 29, 1928. She also had two (2) brothers, Henry Robert and James Linwood Coles. They were all educated in Goochland Public Schools and resided in Goochland County, VA.
She was married to the late Samuel Albert Anthony where they had five (5) children, three boys and two girls.
Some of the many faces that Eva has portrayed are: teacher, where she taught home bound children for over three (3) years; self-taught seamstress, where she can make anything from a fully jeweled wedding dress to a plain tablecloth.
She still lives in Goochland County and has participated as Past President, Goochland County Branch NAACP; Secretary of Powhatan Community Action Agency; Past Vice President and Secretary of Client Council (CVLAS) of Richmond and Board Member of both, CVLAS and LAJC.
She is a member of Emmaus Baptist Church, Goochland County where she served as Clerk for over 26 years; taught Sunday school for over 29 years; Advisor of Junior Missionary; Past President of the Senior Missionary Circle and Deaconess Board. At the ripe age of 91, she is still active in many organizations and church. Drives to many functions, just as-long-as the meetings are over before dark. God is still blessing her abundantly.