Mrs. Evelyn Agnelly
June 13, 1943 – August 4, 2019
Evelyn Orr Agnelly, wife of the late Peter C. Agnelly, of Poplarville, Mississippi, formerly of Meraux, Louisiana, passed from this life on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the home of her daughter, Diana Agnelly in Slidell. Evelyn was the daughter of H. Henry Orr and Marquerite Knollman Orr and was born in New Orleans on 13 June 1943.
A Celebration of Evelyn's Life will be held at Ruth Memorial Presbyterian Church, 809 S Julia St, Poplarville on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 at 12:00 pm. The family will receive friends and have visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. Sally Lodge-Teel and Elder Dr. Rita Diggs-Jones will officiate the service.
The Repass Celebrating Evelyn’s Life will be held at one of her favorite places to eat Scooters Restaurant following the Church service.
Evelyn was a very giving person who never met a stranger. She played the organ, was an Elder and filled in as Preacher at Carolyn Park Presbyterian Church in Arabi, Louisiana and Ruth Memorial Presbyterian Church in Poplarville, Mississippi. She was also a guest organist at Gethsemane Lutheran Church.
Evelyn founded the Animal Adoption Society, Inc in 1991 in St Bernard Parish, Louisiana then after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 relocated in Poplarville, Mississippi. She was often seen at Nursing homes with Therapy Animals.
Evelyn organized and volunteered in many programs that helped bring joy to many, the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree, Santa’s Helpers, Helping Hands at Carolyn Park Church, Several Food Pantries. She visited aids Patients at Lazarus House and mentored adults. She handed out backpacks filled with food to the homeless and always included food for their animals.
Evelyn was loved by all and will be missed by many as well as her Furry Friends.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Diana Agnelly (Danny Jimenez) and Debra A. Metoyer (John), Grandchildren William David Chatham III (Candace), Samantha Metoyer, Tiffany Chatham, Great Grandchildren Malayna, Breanna and Brycen Chatham, Sister Beverly Kennedy (Jim). As well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great friends, awesome church families, devoted best friend/sister Reisie Muchison and her favorite Quote “Where’s your Daddy?” Jimmy Murray.
Evelyn has requested that her friends and family wear their favorite animal T-Shirt to her Celebration.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to her doctors, the staff at Slidell Memorial Hospital, The Threshold Choir and the St. Joseph Hospice Staff. A special thanks to her Hospice Nurse Rick who was there for her until the time she was called home.
In lieu of flowers Evelyn would love contributions to Animal Adoption Society or Ruth Memorial Presbyterian Church Blessing Box.