Is your surname Arrington?

Research the Arrington family

Evelyn Arrington's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Evelyn Arrington (Hill)

Also Known As: "Auntie", "Nana", "Ma", "E.A.", "Evee"
Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: sumpter, South Carolina, United States
Death: August 25, 1996 (72)
Bronx, Bronx, NY, United States
Place of Burial: Calverton, NY, NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of Wilbur B Arrington
Mother of Private; Private User; Keith and Private

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About Evelyn Arrington

Evelyn Arrington better known as "Evee" or "EA" was the kind of person that was loved by many. She was a great wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She loved good company and when she cared she cared hard. She was a faith-filled woman that would find good in anyone despite some of their undesirable dispositions. Those who knew her could testify that she had a warm, loving, and loyal heart. She had a benevolent nature and if a loved one needed her for whatever reasons she was there to provide support to the best of her ability. She was a very humble yet strong individual who overcame so much in her lifetime. She acknowledged God as her Lord and Savior and relied on him for her strength through good and bad times. She could have the weight of the world on her shoulders and could still present an assuring smile that can bring light into a dark room. She always believed that a good laugh could cleanse the soul and she definately loved to laugh to no end. She was a very wise woman who seemed to really capture people with her outlooks on life. She would always say things like "when it rains it pours but we should always thank God for the blessings that we do have for tomorrow is a new day and not promised". She was always good for a life lesson quote or an old southern supersition.

Evelyn loved to be busy and on the go until she became too sick from cancer and even though physically she could no longer remain as active her spirit was never broken . She loved to find her tranquil spot by the window and play her numbers daily. No matter where she was she had folks that made sure she got her numbers in on time. She would get her newspaper (including her big red, big mack, and big blue) and sometimes a scratch off. She loved to play BINGO and take trips to Atlantic City. She was such a balanced type of person because her little gambles never stood in the way of what was most important in her world. She enjoyed taking long bus trips and visit loved ones, especially with company. She liked to shop and loved a good ol' bargain. She loved to attend family events and you would often find her with her a group talking and laughing up a storm. She liked to dance and swing those Arrington hips side to side while making some kind of sound effect with each swing. She was always a tender caregiver to both the young and old in her community. She really got a kick out of watching children be children too.

When she was not on the go she liked to watch her day and night time soap operas (i.e. All My Children, One Life to Live, General Hospital, Dynasty, Dallas, etc..). In fact, she would watch them so much that she would have dreams about it and she's be talking up a storm sound asleep. She loved sitcoms (i.e.The Jefferons, Amen, 227, Sanford and Son, The Cosby Show, etc..) She loved mystery shows (i.e. Columbo, Matlock, Murder She Wrote, In the Heat of the Night, McGuyver, etc..). She loved music from 8-tracks, to 45's, and tapes. She liked to listen to golden oldies, soul, funk, gospel, etc...She liked a lot of different movies (i.e. comedy, mystery-suspense, biographies, etc..).

There is still so much more to say about Mrs. Evelyn Elizabeth Arrington, but certainly all that knew her would have some kind of fond memory of her. Although she has been deceased almost 13 years come August 25th, 2009 her spirit remains in many us that are still here on Earth. She has and will continue to be missed and thought of but more importantly her words of wisdom and care will remain with us always. May God keep her in perfect peace in heaven gates as well as her beloved husband Wilbur B. Arrington (Jr.) along with other family and friends that have passed on. Gone but certainly not forgotten.

May God abundantly bless all those who have taken the time to read this with peace, love, happiness, and JOY.

Gracefully written by Joyell Gibbs

Granddaughter of Evelyn Arrington

I love you and miss you so much Nana;)

Song dedication: "Never would have made it" by Marvin Sapp

view all

Evelyn Arrington's Timeline

March 20, 1924
sumpter, South Carolina, United States
August 25, 1996
Age 72
Bronx, Bronx, NY, United States
August 1996
Age 72
Calverton, NY, NY, United States