Eva Nell Amos was born on January 5, 1910, in Copiah County, Mississippi, to parents Leah Arnold and Frank Amos. Eva Nell was the second daughter and second child born to Leah and Frank. On September 1, 1928, in Lincoln County, Mississippi, she married Ernest Truvillion, son of Lue Anna McCoy and Jim Truvillion. Eva Nell was the mother of twelve children. She died in Brookhaven in Lincoln County on October 11, 1949, shortly after the birth of her son, Amos Truvillion.