Funeral services were held Saturday, May 29, 2021, at North Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in New Hebron, for Mrs. Everlena Young Rhodes, 93, who died Sunday, May 23, 2021, at her residence. Rev. Moses Johnson officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Everlena Rhodes was born to the late 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 and later she worked as an assistant school teacher at Sophia Sutton, Monticello Nursing Home, Kellwood Manufacturing Company, Yesterday’s Cafe and New Hebron Trophy Shop.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie James Young; four children, James Rhodes, Perlman Bennett, Timothy Rhodes; three brothers, Caster Young, Wallace Young and K. C. Young; three 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.