Evelyn Corene Neely
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, age 88, of Athens, GA passed away May 27, 2013. A native a Athens, GA, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie G. Neely, Jr.
Mrs. Neely, affectionately known as "The Mayor of East Athens", was an avid community activist. She was a member of East Friendship Baptist Church and was affiliated with Shiloh Baptist Church. In 2003, Mrs. Neely retired as the Executive Director of Athens Child Development.
She is survived by five children: Sheila Neely-Norman (Jimmy), Dyann Allen-Jordan, Charlie Garfield Neely, II (Geneva), El Wanda Neely-Pass and Diane Dunston; four siblings, Isaleen Scott, Franklin Shields, Juanita Shields and Patricia Smith; 7 grandchildren, Cshanyse Allen, Kisha Pass-Bailey (Kevin), M. Tamaine Jordan, Taylor Pass, Charles G. Neely, Gennifer S. Neely and Alphonso D. Dunston; and 3 great-grandchildren, Kevin, Kennadi and Tyler.
Funeral Service celebrating the life of Evelyn C. Neely will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday June 1, 2013 at East Friendship Baptist Church. Interment will be held in the Neely Family Cemetery. Overflow parking with shuttle service to the funeral will be provided at the Park and Ride Lot, Oconee St, . Athens, GA. Viewing will be held Friday at the funeral home from 1-7pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Athens Neighborhood Health Center and East Friendship Baptist Church Youth Ministry.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home
1253 West Broad Street
Athens, GA 30606
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on May 31, 2013