Evelyn Nelson Kernachan, age 88, handed peacefully in her sleep on January 10, 2024, at her dwelling, succumbing to a mind hemorrhage. Born in Cellular, AL in 1935, Evelyn’s journey was marked by a life wealthy in love, schooling, and repair.
Evelyn graduated from Murphy Excessive Faculty in Cellular, AL, and later attended Samford College, generally known as Howard Faculty throughout her time there. A distinguished pupil, she served because the Secretary for her class and was a member of the A Cappella Choir. She earned a BA in Schooling, laying the inspiration for a satisfying profession devoted to shaping younger minds.
Following a yr of instructing in Birmingham, AL, Evelyn had the chance to show in Anaco, Venezuela from 1959-60. She then moved to Atlanta, the place she continued to influence younger lives as an elementary faculty trainer. In 1961, she married John Kernachan and raised three youngsters.
Whereas elevating her household, Evelyn discovered pleasure in singing with the Candy Adelines Refrain and instructing at The Wesleyan Faculty. She grew to become an integral a part of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, the place she sang within the choir for a number of a long time, taught Sunday Faculty and ESL, and finally labored within the Wee Faculty Ministries. She retired in 1997.
She is survived by her brother, Glenn; her three youngsters, Charles, Ginger (John), and Linda (Dan); and her six grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, John; brother, Gary, and her dad and mom. A memorial service to have fun Evelyn’s life can be held on February 23, 2024, 11 AM at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta, with an off-the-cuff reception instantly following on the church.
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