April 2, 1921 - March 23, 2010
“Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea”
Lord Alfred Tennyson
God in His infinite Wisdom, Love and Mercy, on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 10:35 pm beckoned a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to her heavenly home when He called Mrs. Evelyn August to take the final step to complete Joy, Peace and Love.
Mrs. August was born in Belle Rose, Louisiana on April 2, 1921 to the late Anglin and Victoria Bell Williams. She attended Belle Alliance School and as a young lady she united with the St. James United Methodist Church, where she served as one of their pianist.
On June 21, 1946 she married, her childhood sweetheart and the love of her life, Wilbert Christopher August. To this union six sons were born; Wilbert Jr. (Skippy), Weldon Adair, Donald Ray, Terrence Sylvester, Eddie Jordan and Anglin Joseph August.
Mrs. August was very active in the Parent Teacher Associations of Harding Elementary, Scotlandville Junior and Scotlandville Senior High Schools .
As a minister's wife she was zealously involved in the Baton Rouge District Minister's Mates. She worked with her husband Rev. Wilbert C. August for many years as he pastored Robert's Chapel , Jordan , Scott's Chapel and Shiloh United Methodist Churches . She enjoyed working with the children and youth. She worked diligently with the United Methodist Women, Willing Workers and wherever else needed in the church.
Mrs. August was a member of the Eastern Star, and Zeta Amicae- Friends of Zeta where she served as an officer for many years and was involved in many community improvement projects.
Washington Irving stated, "A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts." This can truly be said about Mrs. August. The pride and joy of her life was her family. She was a wife who truly loved her husband and a mother who truly put her family first. Her home was open to any one especially children. She loved to bake, make candy and working in her flower gardens.
Mrs. August was preceded in death by her husband (nine months and seventeen days), parents, and three sisters; Hazel Chesson, Anna Landry and Alice Joseph.
Mrs. August leaves to celebrate her life, her six sons and daughters-in-law, Wilbert “Skippy” (Kumpo) Jr., Weldon (Annie), Eddie (Freda) all of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Donald (Wendy) of Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Rev. Terrence (Cynthia) of Franklinton, Louisiana, and Anglin Joseph (Kay) of New Albany, Mississippi; a grandson and a nephew whom she raised, Robert August and Eddie (Elvira) Sanford; one sister-in-law, Emelda Anderson of Belle Rose, Louisiana; sixteen grandchildren, ten great- grandchildren, three Godchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
“ I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful .”
2 Timothy 4:7
Source: Louisiana Conference Journal, 2010