Evelyn Merline Mitchell, 81, of Houston, formerly of Starks, passed away Friday, Sept. 4, at Serenity Assisting Living in Katy.
Evelyn was born Dec. 15, 1933 in Starks, to Fred and Hettie Johnson. She had lived the last year in the Houston area; having lived prior in Starks. Evelyn worked as a caregiver for many years. She enjoyed going fishing, hunting, camping, sewing and working in her garden. Evelyn was a loving person who will be missed dearly and loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Charnel Johnson, Otis Johnson, Prentice Johnson, Wilbur Johnson and James Johnson.
Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Sharlene Rosetta and husband, Rusty Bearden of Houston, Evelyn Chestene Kessler and husband, Steve of West Columbia; son, Otis Hennigan and wife, Kay of Little Cypress and sister, Idelle Jones of Boerne. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 11:00, am at Dorman Funeral Home, with a gathering of family and friends from 9:00 am until service time. Ronnie Hennigan will be officiating. Burial will follow at Doyle Cemetery in Starks.
Honoring Evelyn as pallbearers will be Otis Hennigan, Charlie Hennigan, Rusty Bearden, Joey McKee, Chucky Holcombe and Brady Holcombe.
Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.