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“Everyone loved this lovely lady who was a model in every way of life. Jean and family will have wonderful memories to last their lifetime. So glad...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Bette Laird - Ponchatoula, LA

“Mrs McGee taught me in the 5th grade and she was the best teacher ever! I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. Praying for peace and comfort for the...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Dawn Prine - Ponchatoula, LA

“My sincere condolences to the family of Evelyn. What a wonderful person to know, to listen to, and just to be around her to absorb a little of her...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jane M Wainwright - LA - Friend

“Miss Stout was the heart throb of every 6th grade boy in 1953-54. We didn´t like the idea of Johnny Magee wooing her at all! ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Robin Poynor

“I enjoyed teaching with Mrs. McGee at old Eastside. She was such a good friend and mentor to me. She will truly be missed. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Kay Dunnington Boos

“Sending condolences for the loss of your mother Jean. Miss McGee always had a contagious smile and a beautiful friendship with her St Paul family. My...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Girard Bruce - Friend

“To the family of Evelyn...I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Evelyn. She was a beautiful sweet person and my favorite teacher. My mother was...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Marilou Sullivan - School

“Former student of this first class lady, enjoyed visiting with her and her lunch group when they were able to get out and about. In later years my...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Lamar Fredrick - Hammond, LA

“So sorry to hear the passing of the best and nicest teacher to teach in tangipahoa schools in my time she will be greatly missed. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Stormy Lee - Hammond, LA

“Oh so sorry for the loss of a long time family friend. Good memories going back to my childhood. Our prayers are with you. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“I am truly honored to have had Mrs. Evelyn McGee as a mentor and a friend. She was a true southern lady who was just as pretty on the inside as she...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Sandra Mansour Latino - Hammond, LA

“Mrs. Magee taught me in the 5th grade she was the most wonderful person. Every morning she greeted us as if we were her own. She is one of those...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Tate Scharwath - Paulina, LA


Evelyn Stout McGee passed away on Sunday January 9th, 2022, at St. Catherine's Village. She was born in Plant City, Fl. May 4th, 1927, to Edna Johnson Stout and Milo Norton Stout. She and her family moved to Hammond, Louisiana when she was less than 3 years old. She was educated in the public schools of LA and later graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University. Her lifelong love of education was instilled at an early age, and she taught in public schools of Louisiana for 42 years, mostly 5th grade. She was beloved by her community, having taught generations who became mayor, bankers, plumbers, and strawberry farmers. She was an enduring supporter of her alma mater of Southeastern Louisiana, where a scholarship has been set up in her name.

On August 10, 1954, she married John LeRoy McGee. Their daughter Jean McGee Miller is their only child. After her husband died in 2001, when asked if she would like to date again, she replied 'I had the best man God ever gave breath to, what makes you think I'd get that lucky a second time?' Their first grandchild, Lindsay Miller Cannon, was born on their 30th anniversary. Together, Evelyn and Johnny were pillars of the community. She was a lifelong Lutheran and participated in all church activities, from teaching Bible School to supporting youth education.

Her heart and soul revolved around her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who responded to the love of their Gaga. With her husband, she traveled extensively with the Savings and Loan Association. They made friends all over the country. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and her only brother, Edward N. Stout.

She is survived by her daughter Jean McGee Miller and husband Jeff of Ridgeland, MS and granddaughter Lindsay Miller Cannon and husband Colby of Santa Rosa Beach, FL and grandson Martin Patrick Miller and wife Austin of Jackson and their two children, Julia and Patrick.

Funeral services will be held Friday, the 14th at 2 PM at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Hammond, LA. Graveside service will follow at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, also of Hammond. Family and friends are invited to St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Hammond for a visitation at 1 PM.

Memorials may be sent to St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 707 W. Dakota St Hammond, LA 985-345-6008; Grace Memorial Episcopal Church 100 W. Church St Hammond LA 985-345-2764; or Southeastern LA University contributions may be made to the Evelyn S. McGee Endowed Scholarship in Education at Southeastern Louisiana University by sending a check made payable to Southeastern Foundation, SLU 10703, Hammond, LA 70402 or on-line at www.southeastern.edu/givenow <http://www.southeastern.edu/givenow> referencing the name of the scholarship.