P.O. Box 247, 19180 N Center Street, Citronelle, AL36522

Edna Darlene Averett
October 21, 1926 - June 3, 2021

Edna Darlene Averett

Edna Darlene Averett

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On Thursday,June 3, 2021, Edna Averett went peacefully to the God she loved and served so faithfully for so long. How we shall miss her presence!

She was preceded in death by parents, Fred & Effie Henderson, husband, Gordy Averett, son, Jimmy Neese, brother, Fred Henderson, sisters, Audrey Brown and Ethel Jackson, and sons-in-law, Charles Willamor and Johnny Zehner.

Her survivors include: Daughters, Dianne (Larry) Alston, Sandra (David) Skinner, Rita Zehner, special nephew, Randy (Milla) Averett, daughter-in-law, Bernice Neese, grand-daughters Dena (Ronnie) Zehner-Stokes, Christina (David) Platt, and Tami (David) Ingraham; grandsons Darryl (Janie) Neese, Britt (Dana) Neese, John (Brandy) Neese, Josh Neese and many cherished friends.

Mrs. Averett retired as lunch room manager at Citronelle High School where she devoted 50 years, and drove a school bus. It was her mission in life to feed all souls (human or animal) and she never failed with the willing. She was a faithful member of the Citronelle Methodist Church and enjoyed many friendships. As well, she dutifully served for many years with the Order of Eastern Star and supported numerous charitable causes. She set an example for us all as for decades as she survived numerous battles with integrity, courage and even humor.

Her greatest passion was the love of the Lord and her trust in the Christ Jesus. Her Christian influence was felt by many. She adoringly loved her family and friends and spread smiles and laughter with her sense of humor and positive attitude.

Special thanks are extended to Sharon Strickland and Clarissa Skipper for their loving care during her illness and the many nurses and therapists of Amedisys and Southern Care Hospice.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021 at the Citronelle Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 10am until 11am with the funeral beginning at 11am. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Citronelle Methodist Church.

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Monday, June 7, 2021
6/7/2021 10:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Holiness Church
Funeral Service
Monday, June 7, 2021
6/7/2021 11:00:00 AM
Citronelle United Methodist Church
7940 Lebaron Avenue
Citronelle, Al  36522
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  1. Cheri Ellison
    I Loved Mrs. Averrett. I enjoyed visiting her (& her sister while she was living with her). I would take my grandsons to visit them also. My son, Grant, liked Mrs. Averrett so much too. I'm so happy he & I had a good visit less than 2 weeks before she passed away. ❣️
    She talked about her working at Brookly and was so Proud of that. ☺️
  2. Carolyn Turner Byrd
    My heart is with each of you Edna was a long time friend. Many Eastern Star memories God bless you
    I was so sorry to see that Edna has passed. Rita and family, I will be praying for comfort for you all at this time. Love to you all.
  4. Vickie & Wayne Davidson
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
  5. Billy & Judy DeVore
    Our prayers for your family in the loss of this sweet lady.
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