Evelyn Penney

September 14, 1954 - March 5, 2014
Evelyn Penney

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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  • March 11, 2014
    Geraldine Plott says:
    Expressions of Sympathy Geraldine Plott has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

  • March 11, 2014
    Becky Duclos says:
    I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Evelyn. I went to elementary school, jr. high and High School. She was such a nice, kind person. I have the family in my prayers.

  • March 12, 2014
    Roselle Evenson Margolis says:
    May Evelyn's memory be for a blessing. I attended school with Evelyn from 1st grade through high school graduation. My Mother was friends with her Mother. I would see Evelyn periodically through the years and always had kind thoughts of Evelyn. I will miss her.

  • March 12, 2014
    Pamela Johnson Haddock says:
    I saw Evelyn last at our 10th high school reunion. She and I had hung out together during Jr. High at Chestnut Street School. I am sorry of your loss. Evelyn was a lovely person.

  • March 12, 2014
    Aries says:
    One day our "enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing." (1 Corinthians 15:26) Also, those that are now asleep in the grave, will live again. (John 5:28, 29) Your dear Evelyn is now resting peacefully, awaiting her time to awaken to a world where sickness and suffering are no more. (Psalm 37:29; Revelation 21:4) She will be able to stay in her gardens and watch butterflies all day, with no fears or worries. (Micah 4:4; Psalm 145:16) I hope this brings the family comfort during this difficult time.