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Eugenia P. Poulos

October 21, 1951April 17, 2021

Eugenia P. Poulos, 69, passed away on April 17, 2021, in Atlanta, GA. Eugenia was born in Greece to Ioannis and Vasiliki Vlachou. She had fond memories of growing up in the villages of Vourvoura and Sellasia which started her love of nature. She married Pete A. Poulos (Poulokefalos) in 1971 and immigrated to Atlanta, GA.

Eugenia was a solid foundation for her family. As a dedicated spouse and mother, she always encouraged her children to strive for their highest achievements. She developed lifelong friendships with many who helped her settle into Atlanta, in return supporting extended family and other immigrants, as they too settled into Atlanta and beyond.

As a self-made entrepreneur, Eugenia and her husband owned several restaurants before she turned her love of sewing into a successful fabric arts business. Eugenia’s strong spirit was best expressed by sharing her vision and wisdom, along with encouraging support toward excellence of family and friends or anyone who needed direction. She felt lifelong learning, financial planning, and education were keys to success. Her open home and arms were always welcoming and her interest in gardening, knitting and sewing were labors of love that provided ongoing gifts to those around her. She always enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, whether in a garden, on the dance floor, in church, or outdoors.

In honor of Eugenia, she would most definitely appreciate the planting of anything in your garden, window box or any area where a plant could thrive, no matter the size, just as she did in her life.

Eugenia was preceded in death by her husband, Pete A. Poulos, and her parents. She is survived by her children (Andrew, Sylvia, Danae), her siblings in Greece (Evanthia, Georgia, and Panagiota) and extended family.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at H.M. Patterson & Son - Oglethorpe Hill. A funeral service will held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:30am at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation. Livestreaming of the service is available for those unable to attend in person at: https://www.atlgoc.org/live-stream. Burial will follow at Floral Hills Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be given to Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), 4900 Lewis Rd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, 2500 Clairmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 and Concrete Jungle, 124 Estoria St, Atlanta, GA 30316.

+ May Her Memory be Eternal +

  • DONATIONS

  • Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC)
  • Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation
  • Concrete Jungle

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

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  • Committal Service

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

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Maria Sharp

April 24, 2021

Dear Eugenia, dear friend, may your travel in peace and harmony. You have left your mark on this world and we will always remember you for your love and smile. Will always remember you bringing flowers to our Easter gatherings and caring for the students.
We thank you for all you have done as a member of the Lykion ton Ellinidon organization and a lover of our mother country. You showed you cared by making so many costumes for our youth in our efforts to keep our traditions alive! we are grateful....

Francisco Marino

April 22, 2021

I won't forget when I met Euginia almost 15 years ago, I went with my wife so she could apply for work and we found much more than that. She was always helping us, teaching us, sharing with us. She was a great friend, an exemplary being. She touched our lives like no one else and she will always be present in everything we do. I'm so grateful to have known this Great Lady. May rest in peace.

Sotira Yiacoumi

April 22, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Eugenia's passing. My husband and I used to talk to her after church on Sundays. She was always smiling and had something good to say to us. Before I first met Eugenia, I had been Andy's teacher for a class at Georgia Tech. She never missed to thank me for being her son's teacher whenever I had the chance to see her. That always made my day.

Our sincere condolences,
Sotira, Costas, Iris

Joyce Kay

April 22, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to Danae & her family. I never had the pleasure of meeting Eugenia but I felt like I knew her through Danae sharing stories about her & her family. I loved hearing the stories as they always brought me a chuckle when she talked about her Mom. My deepest sympathies and prayers for her eternal rest.

Jin Kim

April 21, 2021

Our family was devastated to hear of Eugenia's passing. She was a treasured figure in our neighborhood -- always open to chat and share her love of plants and gardening. We will never forget her kindness -- whether it be from her shared garden vegetables or her education regarding hammer head worms! Her warm smile and selfless contributions to our community will be greatly missed.

Our sincere condolences to her family.

Sincerely,
The Kims

Lauren Kain

April 20, 2021

Eugenia was the most welcoming neighbor to us when we moved to the neighborhood. She very generously brought us a fig tree and a pomegranate tree to plant this past fall, and they are beginning to thrive now that it is spring. When she brought me the plants, she said she was happy that she had been able to give so many neighbors her plants because one day when she was gone, pieces of her would still be all over the neighborhood. My fig tree and pomegranate tree will no doubt always make me remember her, and how lovely and kind she was to us.

Merry Cella

April 20, 2021

We are so sad to learn of Ms. Eugenia’s passing. She always had a smile on her face, even when she was struggling with her back pain. I always enjoyed our conversations about plants, gardening, children and Sunderland. She truly loved this neighborhood. Sunderland has lost a treasure and she will be missed dearly.

Our sincere condolences to her family and friends.

The Cella Family

Panagiota Minakakis

April 20, 2021

I have so many memories.. too many to count
From growing up next door to her in greece,
her beautiful wedding , with her taking the lead dancing outside the church ,
her leaving for Atlanta leaving a hole in our hearts...
Her weekly strengthening phone calls when I as a 17 year old moved to Toronto all alone
Always strong .. always helpful in her most generous way... always there ..with an advice
( welcomed or not)... :), but, there nevertheless
I’m missing you already my dear cousin..
For Andy, Sylvia and Danae I can’t begin to grasp YOUR loss and pain
My thoughts and prayers are with you!!!!

Jeffery Curtiss

April 20, 2021

I fondly remember Eugenia visiting Annette and I in September 1997 when we moved into the Sunderland Neighborhood of Atlanta (Brookhaven). She single-handledly communicated the need and vision to bring neighbors together to form a solid neighborhood community. I'm happy to say her dreams came to fruition over the past few years. My sincere sympathies to Eugenia's family for their unexpected loss. God's peace be within your hearts and households.

Kelli Pennington

April 20, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear about Eugenia. We will miss talking to her on her walks around the neighborhood.