She was a lifelong resident of Cleveland having been born on Jan. 30, 1926, a daughter of the late Bruce E. and Hattie Guinn Shields.
She graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1945.
She was a local hairdresser and owned her own shop, Evelyn’s Beauty Lounge, for more than 45 years.
She was a very active member in North Cleveland Church of God for 35 plus years.
She served as a greeter, sang in the ladies choir, was a member of the Unity Sunday school class, and was active in Sister May’s Tuesday prayer meetings. These were just a few ways she loved to minister and volunteer for her church. She also dearly loved her family and spending time with them. The role of mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother was one she held with great pride and joy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Morgan; sister, Delores May Shields Myers; and brother, James Bruce Shields.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory one daughter, Charlene Redmond Pitre (James); and one son, Victor A. Redmond (Earlene);four grandchildren: Scott Redmond, Marc Redmond, Jamie Beaty (Mark), and Mindy Pitre; six great-grandchildren: Morgan and Sarah Redmond, Isaiah and Carmen Beaty, Isabella Pitre, and Micah Burnette; and a host of other extended family members and friends.
The funeral will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012, in the Dixon Chapel of North Cleveland Church of God, 335 11th St. N.E., Cleveland TN, with Dr. James Beaty and the Revs. Cye Harris, and Travis Porter officiating.
The family will receive friends in the Dixon Chapel from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday prior to the service time. The family will hold a private interment at a later date.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Evelyn and/or share your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial page at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service of Cleveland was honored to assist the Morgan family with these arrangements.