Evelyn Nelms Bennett
March 16, 1928 – May 5, 2018
Evelyn Nelms Bennett, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away on May 5, 2018. She was born on March 16, 1928, in Comer, Georgia. She grew up on a farm with her 8 siblings during the Great Depression. Evelyn graduated from Comer High School, and when she was just 17, married John H. Bennett, who was the youngest of 15 children. They moved to Atlanta, where she raised her family. She was a clerical worker for General Motors before obtaining her dream job at Delta Airlines, which allowed her to travel to see her extensive family.
Evelyn was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She enjoyed singing in the choir, reading romance novels, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, John. She is survived by her children, Carol Watson (Dennis) and Douglas Bennett ( Debra Cohen), 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, sisters Elizabeth Compton (Hull, GA) and Barbara Jean Carrington (Piedmont, AL), and brothers Lanier Nelms (Jasper, GA) and Howell Nelms (Greensboro, GA). Visitation will be at 10:30 AM, with funeral service to follow at 11:30 AM on Friday, May 11, 2018 at H. M. Patterson & Son- Oglethorpe Hill. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Liberty Baptist Church, 1077 Highway 314, Fayetteville, GA, 30214.
- Visitation Friday, May 11, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, May 11, 2018