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Aberdeen – Eula Mae Kennedy, 99, finished her earthly course and began her new life in Heaven on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Born on August 9, 1922, in Selmer, TN, she was a daughter to the late Monte Evans and Maggie Carter Evans.
Eula Mae grew up in McNairy County, TN in a large family, having five other siblings. She attended school in Tennessee and later moved with her family to Aberdeen Mississippi while her mother Maggie worked in Prairie Mississippi. Later, Eula Mae graduated from Vaughn’s Beauty College and worked as a teacher at Vaughn’s for many years. During her lifetime, she was married twice and was blessed with a daughter, two wonderful grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
She loved God and her family and was a member of Meadowood Baptist Church in Amory as well as a former member of Hatley Missionary Baptist Church. Eula Mae was strong in her faith and never hesitated to tell others about God and how he had blessed her. She was a ladies Sunday school teacher for many years. A woman who knew no strangers, she was a little bossy at times yet loving and especially liked to spoil her grandkids. Some of her close friends were Billy Farrar, Mr. and Mrs. Andrews, and Mrs. Deborah Johnson.
In her free time she enjoyed listening to Christian hymns and Gospel music. She grew beautiful vegetable and flower gardens and really enjoyed just spending time visiting with family and friends.
Her family has no doubt that the reunion in Heaven was amazing as she was the last living sibling in her family. She will be missed greatly yet the memories of her will live on in her family and friends’ hearts.
Eula Mae is survived by her daughter, Opal Mae Kennedy Burrough, Amory; grandchildren, Amy Allen (Tim), Aberdeen, and Stacy Smith, Nettleton; great-grandchildren, Blake Allen (Jessica), Amber Allen, Cheyenne Tackett (Zack), and Chastity Smith; great-great-grandchildren, Chandler Allen, Rosie Allen, and James Ray Allen; Wyatt Smith and Jamison Smith; Leigh Anne Tackett; a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Hugh Outlaw and David Lee Kennedy; brothers, Grover Evans, and one other brother name unknown; sisters, Louise Von Mendon, Reecie Lou Thompson, Grace Cameron Nash
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, November, 23, 2021, at 2:00 PM, at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory, with Dr. Lloyd Sweatt officiating. Burial will follow in Hatley Cemetery with Pallbearers being Milton Threadgill, Mike Riley, Mike Tubb, Harold Hathcock, Jay Cowley, Robert Mitchell, Frank Owen, and C.B. Peden. Honorary Pallbearers will be The Deacons at Meadowood Baptist Church and Mr. Billy Farrar.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, November 22, 2021, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the funeral home in Amory, MS.
Memories and condolences may be shared with her family at EEPickleFuneralHome.com