“I turned 89 last Saturday. I worked in home health and cared for people my whole life. I worked at the old Mobile General Hospital on Bayou Street and at St. Martin De Porres and Providence hospitals.
I retired when I was 80. They didn’t want me to go, but it was time. I have been volunteering at the food pantry at Central Presbyterian Church for about four years. I broke my femur and had to sit out a while. I love people and minister here to the folks picking up food every week—we serve many homeless men and women and hundreds of families every week. As I prepare these bags for the homeless who walk in, I pray for blessings for those receiving them. I tell everyone that God loves them.
You are never too old to help someone else.”
Mrs. Evelyn’s story is a part of a series about the Weavers—people stitching our communities together, solving problems, and showing how to care for our neighbors. Send a message to Our Southern Souls to suggest a Weaver from your community to be featured on Souls.