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Evelyne Shackelford

April 26, 1943 — March 22, 2024

Evelyne Burke Shackelford, 80, passed away on March 22, 2024 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, GA. Evelyne was born on April 26, 1943 in Millen, GA to Albert and Blanche Burke. She was a kind, loving, caring, and God-loving daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother. Evelyne loved to cook and enjoyed sharing her recipes with her family when they visited. Evelyne enjoyed picking up her grandkids from school and taking them for ice cream. She was the president of the United Methodist Women's Group and Sunday school teacher at Fairhaven United Methodist Church. Evelyne was a teacher at Gracewood Elementary and Jenkins County Elementary. She later retired as a parapro from Richmond County Board of Education. 

Evelyne is preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Shackelford; parents, Albert and Blanche Burke; brother, Louis Albert Burke; and grandson, Eric Michael Shackelford.

She is survived by her sons, Bert Shackelford (Crystal), Louis Shackelford (Candi); grandchildren, Josh Shackelford, Ricky Shackelford, Chelsea Shackelford, Presley Shackelford, Roy Shackelford, Chandler Shackelford, Christopher Shackelford, Victoria Shackelford, Laci Crutchfield (Charles); great grandkids, Connor and Oliver Crutchfield; sister, Sandra Black (Roger); and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 25, 2024 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM at Fairhaven United Methodist Church in Millen, GA. 
Funeral services will be held at 12pm with Pastor Jose Velasquez and Pastor Carroll Gay officiating. Burial will follow at Fairhaven United Methodist Church Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to:
Dayspring Walk to Emmaus - P.O. Box 1312 Statesboro, GA 30459
Sega Chrystilis Journey Tattnall County - Richie Swindell 268 Ceburn Kicklighter Rd Reidsville, GA 30453
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, March 25, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fairhaven United Methodist Church

1126 N Herndon Rd, Millen, GA 30442

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 25, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fair Haven United Methodist Church

1126 North Herndon Road, Millen, GA 30442

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