Deceased Information


    Eleanor Evens Levy

    Ettel bas Zolman

  • AGE



    Sunday, October 30, 2022 (Before Sunset)


    Tuesday, November 01, 2022


    3:00 PM




    • ❖ Congregation Beth Shalom

      5827 N Trenholm Rd, Columbia, SC 29206


    Eleanor Evens Levy, 86, formerly of Columbia and Charleston, SC, passed away, Sunday, October 30, 2022, in Atlanta, GA. Born to Sam and Annie Kessler Evens on July 23, 1936 in Pulaski, VA, she graduated from Pulaski HS, and attended UNC Greensboro. In 1955, she married the love her life, Dr. Joel Steinberg Levy, in Roanoke, VA, who preceded her in death in 2012.

    A member of Beth Shalom Synagogue for her entire adult life, Eleanor also served as sisterhood president. She was also a member of Hadassah, the Columbia Bridge Club, and Synagogue Emanu-El of Charleston. A life master bridge player, as was her husband, she won numerous trophies. Eleanor and Joel also volunteered for many years at Providence Hospital, and the JCC. In their 57 years of marriage, they traveled extensively and kept a warm open home for family and friends. Eleanor, known for her creativity and artistic ability, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many. After Joel’s death, she moved from Columbia to Charleston where she resided at Bishop Gadsden. There she enjoyed many years of new friends and activities.
    Eleanor is survived by her daughter and son in law, Elisa Levy and Miles Rich of Atlanta, her son and daughter in law, Elliott and Heather Levy of Charleston; her grandchildren, Aiden, Andrew and Anna Levy, and Leo Rich; her brother in law and sister in law, Dr. Ted and Sue Levy of Delray Beach, FL; and nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces, and cousins.
    Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother and sister in law, Dr. Nathan and Frona Evens of Richmond, VA, and sister and brother in law, Selena and Morton Jacobson of West Palm Beach, FL.
    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Congregation Beth Shalom in Columbia.

    Graveside services will be held at 3 pm., Tuesday November 1, 2022, at Columbia Hebrew Benevolent Society, 714 Blanding St., Columbia, SC. 

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  • Gail Cohn

    Dear Elisa, I was sad to learn about the loss of your beloved Mother. I want to express my heartfelt sympathy from Harvey and me.I continue to care about you and I am sending you loving thoughts.

  • Evie and Stan Garnet

    What a beautiful tribute to lady who had a life well lived. May her memory live on and be in your hearts for eternity. Evie and Stan Garnet

  • Holly H. Strelzik

    Elisa Thinking of you at this difficult time. Sending condolences and love to you and your family. Holly & Steven Strelzik

  • Debra F Tenenbaum

    I am so sad to hear this. She was such a wonderful person and will forever be missed. May you be comforted by the blessings she brought to your lives. Thinking of each of you and holding you in my heart.

  • barbara scheer-eason

    May her memory be for a blessing. I am so sorry for your loss. How fortunate that you had her in your life to this point. ?