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Elvelenar Hagwood

Elvelenar “Link” Hagwood went home to be with the Lord on February 20, 2023. Born in Boissevain, Virginia on June 17, 1928, she passed peacefully at home at age 94.

Affectionately known as “Link”, Evelyn Royal married James C. Hagwood and gave birth to six children. She was a faithful servant of the Lord and a member of Temple of Compassion Cathedral until she was no longer physically able.

Link was a devoted wife and worked hard for her family. While primarily a homemaker most of her marriage, she was employed during various times at Ohio Savings and Loan, Lazarus and Ameriflora. Her work ethic was unmatched.

Mother Hagwood was a proud grandmother who spent time and took care in helping raise her grandchildren. She truly loved attending church. Worshipping the Lord, clapping her hands in praise and listening to gospel quartets were always her remedy for troubling times. Evelyn enjoyed dressing up and was always dressed to perfection in her elaborate hats, sequined suits and eye-catching shoes.

All who knew Evelyn admired her electrifying personality and “tell it like it is” spit fire spirit. Her wisdom, advice and perspectives on life were priceless and well respected.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband; James C. Hagwood, parents; James and Mary Royal, siblings; Calvin B. Royal Sr. and Alice V. Cornett, sons; Napoleon and Wayne Hagwood, and 2 daughters; Linda Hernandez, JoAnn Stinson.

Loving memories to be cherished by daughters; Darnell (Philip) Fisher and Carla Faye Jackson, grandchildren; Nathaniel Hagwood, Renee West, LaMarr (Yvonne) Fisher, Malone (Melinda) Stinson, David Fisher, Yolanda West, Abiona (Rodric) Harper, Shimell Hagwood, Kizzma Alexander and Felicia (Gregory) Green along with a host of great grand-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation 11:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at Living Waters Christian Fellowship, 1824 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery.

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