Obituary: Evelean Shorts

Evelean Shorts

Evelean Johnson Shorts passed away peacefully on Feb. 26, 2019, at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, CT. The cause of her death was cancer.

Ms. Shorts was born on March 13, 1945, in Waterproof, La., and was the daughter of Dorothy Mae Webb Johnson and Jessie Johnson. She is survived by her son, Michael, his children, Michael Vernon Shorts, Michael Shorts, Jr., and the children of her son Allen (who predeceased her), Shantell Johnson, Rosheun Shorts, Ashley Shorts, and Evelyn Shorts, as well as her siblings, Ermeline, Margaret, Isaac, Jessie, and Dorothy, all natives of New Orleans, La.

Evelean worked most of her adult life as a nurse’s aide and as a housekeeper and nanny to the Barnett family, and later the Holton family in New Orleans, and again later for the Holton family, after she relocated to Greenwich following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She was a kind and loving woman. Wonderful with children, she was beloved by the families and patients she cared for, and a devout Christian.

A funeral service for her will be held Wednesday, March 6 at 11:30 a.m. at Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home, 31 Arch St. Burial will follow at the Long Ridge Union Cemetery, 159 Erskine Road in Stamford, CT. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, 96 Cummings Point Road Stamford, CT 06902 or at

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