Gene Ayers

July 13, 1926January 20, 2014
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On July 13, 1926 in Boston GA I was born the only child of my parents and named Emmagene after my maternal grandmother Emma. One year later, we moved to Atlanta in the Inman Park area and later to the Kirkwood area where I started school. It was at Kirkwood Baptist Church, at the age of 12, that I received Christ as my Lord and Savior. Kirkwood was a good place to grow up during the depression years. My daddy worked very hard to provide for us and 50 cent piano lessons along with my mother making all my clothes.

I attended Murphy Junior High then Girl's High School for one year until my daddy was transferred to Jackson, GA where I continued piano lessons. I graduated after the 1 1 th grade and spent one year at G.S. W. C. in Valdosta, GA. All my parents could afford and I'm grateful for that.

World War II had started and I moved to Atlanta to find a job. My first job was with an insurance company with typing as my only skill. I had always loved school and dreamed of being a teacher. I also dreamed of traveling one day to see the Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany. Becoming a teacher was not to be but God gave me the opportunity to go to Germany and other countries may years later. After WWII I met and married my husband. We had a son, Bob, who has one son who is till a bachelor. He now lives in Fleming Island, FL. Five years later, my daughter, Carole, was born and now lives in Monroe, GA. She has three daughters who each have two children. They have been a great blessing from God.

When I was 70 I had the privilege of studying watercolor painting under Mary Lou Andrews. My years have been so blessed to be part of the Blessings Class under the teaching of Barbara Fain, and my dear sisters in Christ. I was blessed to be a part of the choir for a few years and had opportunities to travel. My last trip was a mission trip to Alaska. I never dreamed I would be able to do that on my 80th birthday.

Psalms 139 helped me in many struggles. When I was afraid, Isaiah 41:10 gave me great comfort. Proverbs 3:5-6 gave me assurance when I didn't know what to do. Jeremiah 29:11 gave me hope when I was discouraged, John 3:16 is my refuge and comfort. The Word is full of God's precious promises that He loves me and gave His son Jesus Christ to redeem me and assure me that He will never leave me nor forsake me, until I go to live with Him forever.

While living here at Eastside Gardens you have blessed me with your prayers, cards, and visits for which I thank you with all my heart. We can never move outside of God's grace and love. I pray His blessings on each of you day by day to meet your every need and give you His joy.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 23, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 23, 2014

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January 29, 2014

I'm so sorry to hear about the death of your beloved family members.May you find comfort in knowing that Jesus showed on a small scale what will soon happen under God's Kingdom.John 11:38-45.

Betty Burch

January 23, 2014

Gene was a very special friend. God used her friendship to encourage me many times. She was always available, and I cannot count the times she sat and quietly listened and prayed with me through various struggles. She made a difference in my life, and I will always be grateful to God for letting our paths cross. I praise God that she is now with her Savior whom she loved so much.
Thank you, Gene.


January 23, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Rosie Hipps

January 23, 2014

Gene was a lady. One of the loveliest friends I have ever had. Of all the years I have known her she never said a bad thing about anyone.
What an amazing Christian she was .......such an example for all who had the privilege of being her friend. Gene will be missed...
You have lost an amazing Mom, grandmother...I have lost an amazing friend.
May GOD comfort you as you are grieve.


January 22, 2014

Sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during your time of loss. 2 Cor. 1:1-5

Davey & Lindsey Pollack

January 22, 2014

We are so deeply sorry for the loss your family has had! We pray that God will give you the love and strength to pull through this difficult time, and the peace of knowing that she is at rest now with Him. Love & prayers to you all!

Margy Cadwell

January 22, 2014

My dear friend, Gene . . .

Gene taught me so many things:
About life
About myself
About aging gracefully
But most of all about how to live the Christian life by her beautiful example.

She taught me it's OK to be five minutes late. She taught me that a little ice cream at night can't hurt. She was a friend indeed, even when I muffed her plans for giving me a baby shower by having the baby early. She was gracious to reschedule.
I am a better person for having known my dear friend Gene.

Psalm 91:1: He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Praise God she is free and her body is restored and at rest.

Susan Sheppard

January 22, 2014

Gene was one of the sweetest and Godly Christian ladies that I have had to privilege to call my friend. She was a joy and a treasure to so many people. Heaven got sweeter when she arrived. Rest in peace my dear friend.

Susan Sheppard


January 22, 2014

To the Ayers family, I'm sorry for your loss.

January 22, 2014

May the love and your faith of God may strengthen during this deep sorrow knowing that his is not far off from us.