Evelyn Juliana Penney, age 59, of Wilmington passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was the daughter of the late Jack and Mabel Penney. Also preceding Evelyn in death are her uncle, Earl Garris and her grandmother, Margaret Garris.
Evelyn is survived by her aunts, Peggy Hartman and Lydia Garris; her cousin, Bill and wife Teri, their children William and Amanda (Casey) and granddaughter Airley, cousin, Alan and wife Tammy, their daughter, Tabitha (Loren) and granddaughter Alana; her caring friends and adopted family, Jennifer Prevatte and Joan Kelly who lovingly assisted her in the most recent months as her health was failing, her work family from Walker Taylor/Gallagher Insurance company; and her beloved cat Socks.
Evelyn loved working in her yard especially tending to her camellias and watching the birds and butterflies gather there. She was a kind and gentle soul but very independent, doing things her own way.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, March 14, 2014 in Oakdale Cemetery, 520 N 15th St, Wilmington, NC 28401.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington,NC 28403 910.791.9099