“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever”. (Psalm 23 KJV)
Sister Mourisa Euley, affectionately known as “Missouri” or “Evelynna”, was born August 17, 1948, to the late Mr. Levi Gibson and Ms. Essie Mae Holmes Gibson of Riceboro, Georgia. She was the fifth of nine siblings, in which three proceeded her in death. She was called home on Sunday, April 2, 2023.
Mourisa Euley was a native of Liberty County and was educated in the local school system. Later, she moved to New York City where she had and raised her daughter, Felicia. She would live there for 27 years before returning to her native home of Riceboro in 1995.
On December 7, 1998, Mourisa joined in holy matrimony to John Euley, also of Riceboro, Georgia. In 2014, she retired as a bus monitor from the Liberty County school system. She lived an additional nine blissful years cooking, fishing, and watching western movies with her beloved “Johnny Cake”.
Mourisa was proceeded in death by her parents: Mr. Levi Gibson and Mrs. Essie Mae Gibson and her three brothers: Mr. John Gibson, Mr. Esau Gibson, and Mr. Herbert Lee Gibson, all from Riceboro, Georgia.
Left to cherish her loving memory are her husband: Mr. John Henry “Johnny Cake” Euley of Riceboro, Georgia; her daughter and son-in-law: Mrs. Felicia “Shon” and Mr. Andre Reed Sr. of New York City; her granddaughters: Ms. Sharella Felder-Hogan and Ms. Ketirah Felder-Hogan of New York City; her stepson: Mr. John Henry Euley II of the Phillipines; her stepdaughter: Ms. Katina Euley Jones of California; her three step granddaughters: Ms. Chanelle Jones and Ms. Tiffinia Jones of California, and Ms. Sashia Euley of Texas; and her two step grandsons: Mr. John Henry Euley III and Mr. Jack Euley of Florida.
Her siblings include: Mrs. Eva Mae Roberts (the late Joe Roberts), Ms. Diane Felder (the late Felix Felder), Mr. Jerome Gibson (Wanda), all of Riceboro, Georgia; Mr. Robert Gibson (the late Ernestine Gibson) of New York City; Rev. Dr. Joan Gibson-Evans (Rev. Dr. James L. Evans) of Hinesville, Georgia; one uncle: Mr. Alfred Holmes of Fernandina Beach, Florida; one brother-in-law: Mr. Michael A. Jones (the late Marilyn); two sisters-in law: Mrs. Vivian Wilson (Charlie) and Mrs. Rosemary Bell (Norris); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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