Obituary and funeral service: Eugenia ‘Genie’ Irvin, 91, of Loganville

Eugenia (Genie) Irvin, age 91 of Loganville, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in the Loganville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Pastor Pat McCoy and Rev. Jimmy Cason will officiate. Interment will follow at Corinth Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 1:45 PM before the service.

Genie was born on June 27, 1929 in Brooklet, Georgia (near Statesboro). She was the youngest of three daughters of Lester and Mamie Alderman. Her father owned the local grocery store in Brooklet and sold everything from a two penny nail to a loaf of bread. Her mother was a homemaker and took care of the children. Growing up Genie enjoyed roller skating, jumping rope, and going to the movies with her best friend Betty. After graduating from Brooklet High School, where she was a cheerleader for the basketball team, she attended Georgia Teacher’s College in Statesboro. With her parents’ permission, she moved to Atlanta in her late teens to live with her sister and went to work for Sun Life Insurance Company. Shortly thereafter, she met Langley Irvin and on their first date they went to the now world famous Varsity in downtown Atlanta. They were married on June 18, 1950 and were married for 57 years until Langley’s passing in 2008. Genie was a member of Atlanta Primitive Baptist Church and in addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Woodall and Margaret Cox. She is survived by her son & girlfriend, Les Irvin & Virginia Hill of Loganville; grandchildren, Matthew Readling & fiancé Mallory Beach of Pensacola, FL, Jennifer & Mike Morgan of Germany, Lesleigh Irvin of Atlanta; great grandchildren, Max Readling and Everett Morgan. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Atlanta Primitive Baptist Church, 1367 S. Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA 30052. 770-466-1544. Please sign the online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com

Reposted courtesy of Tim Stewart Funeral Home.

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