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Evelyn Gerding Atkinson

Death 1 Jun 2013 (aged 94–95)
Pride, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Body donated to medical science, Specifically: Genesis Legacy of Life Donor Program, Memphis, Tenn.
Memorial ID 111811865 · View Source
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Evelyn Atkinson, 94, of Pride, La., died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary.

Preceded in death by her parents, R.H. and Julia Kneipp Gerding; husband, William O. Atkinson Sr.; sisters, Ruth Hanks and Anna Downey; brothers, Henry "Red" Gerding and Arthur C. Gerding; and two special nieces, Genevieve Heine and Kaki Whatley, all of Baton Rouge.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Susan A. and Butch Rushing, of Osyka, Miss.; a son, Bill Atkinson, of Pride; two grandsons, Ronnie Rushing, of Osyka, and Mark Rushing, of Magnolia, Miss.; a great-granddaughter, Jennifer Rushing Adams, of Amite; and six great-grandsons, Dalton, Kevin, Justin, Brayden and M.J. Rushing, all of Magnolia, Miss.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge.

She donated her body to the Genesis Legacy of Life Donor Program in Memphis, Tenn. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Obituary published in The Advocate from June 3 to June 4, 2013.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Evelyn Gerding Atkinson (1918–1 Jun 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111811865, ; Maintained by Rita Graves (contributor 46836288) Body donated to medical science, who reports a Genesis Legacy of Life Donor Program, Memphis, Tenn..