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Evelyn Kathleen McElroy

January 8, 1921 December 31, 2017
Evelyn Kathleen McElroy
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Evelyn Kathleen Hendon McElroy
January 8, 1921-December 31, 2017

Early on the morning of December 31st, Evelyn Kathleen Hendon McElroy, of Avondale Estates, GA, passed from this life a week before her 97th birthday; a result of complications from both a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and a broken hip.

Evelyn was the widow of Walter G. McElroy, Jr., formerly a Division Manager for MARTA; both were natives of Atlanta. They enjoyed a marriage of 53 years until “Mac’s’ death in 1994. They are survived by their only child, Michael G. McElroy, also of Avondale Estates, and many other loving, extended family members.

Evelyn was an honor graduate of Fulton High School, and had a varied and successful business career, which included MGM Motion Pictures, Circulation Chairman of the Garden Clubs of Georgia, and as the Property Manager for C&A Land Company, a developer of luxury high rise apartment buildings in Atlanta, somehow making the time to be an active, devoted and supportive wife and mother.

She was a member of Oakhurst Baptist Church, a founding member of Woodlawn Baptist Church, and later a long time member of The First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates. Along with her husband, they sponsored life changing surgeries for children through the Scottish Rite Hospital, as well as the Special Olympics, and a number of Christian charities.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates, 47 Covington Road, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

She enriched the lives of all who knew her, and many who didn’t; she will be greatly missed.

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6:00 PM 1/5/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/5/2018 8:00:00 PM
A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory

2773 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033

A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory
2773 North Decatur Road Decatur 30033 GA
United States





2:00 PM 1/6/2018 2:00:00 PM
Avondale Estates First Baptist Church

47 Covington Road
Avondale Estates, GA 30002

Avondale Estates First Baptist Church
47 Covington Road Avondale Estates 30002 GA
United States

Cemetery Details


Hillcrest Cemetery, East Point Final Resting Place

2200 Stanton Road
East Point, GA 30344

2200 Stanton Road East Point 30344 GA
United States

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