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Everlena Rhodes

Funeral services were held May 29, 2021, at North Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, New Hebron, for Everlena Young Rhodes, 93, who died, May 23 at her residence. Rev. Moses Johnson officiated, with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Rhodes was born to Ella Lee Williams and Olie Young in New Hebron. She was the first of seven children born to this union. She was a member of North Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where she served as president of the usher board, mission, vocal choir, Sunday school teacher, and leader of Team New Life.
She attended Cherry Hill School and started her employment as a sharecropper. She later worked at Sophia Sutton as an assistant school teacher, Monticello Nursing Home, Kellwood Manufacturing Company, Yesterday’s Cafe, and New Hebron Trophy Shop.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Willie James Young; children, James Rhodes, Perlman Bennett, and Timothy Rhodes; brothers, Caster Young, Wallace Young, and K. C. Young; and sisters, Bobbie L. Pittman, Ruby Lee Buckley and Mildred Armstrong.
She is survived by one brother, Eanoch (Mary Alice) Young; nine children, Edith McDuffey, Evenglist (Lartha) Rhodes, Queen (Carl) Pittman, Edell (Curtis) Feazell, Evelyn (James) McDuffey, Debbie Jasper, Mirrett Rhodes, Michael Rhodes, and Richard Rhodes; 39 grandchildren; 87 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.