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Evelyn Beatrice Links

June 17, 1942 — February 12, 2024

Mandeville, Louisiana

Evelyn Links (née Weisheit), a treasured mother, grandmother, entrepreneur, and beloved friend, passed away on February 12, 2024, at the age of 81, surrounded by her loving family. Born on June 17, 1942, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Thelma and George Weisheit, she spent her childhood and teenage years in Mandeville, Louisiana. There, she laid the foundations of a life filled with love, adventure, and entrepreneurial spirit.

Evelyn's journey of independence began when she ventured to New Orleans in her twenties. Here, she immersed herself in the vibrant life of the city, exploring various industries and eventually establishing herself as a successful business owner and manager. Her entrepreneurial spirit flourished in New Orleans, setting a precedent for a lifetime of leadership, innovation, and community involvement.

In 1977, Evelyn, alongside her family, made the heartfelt decision to return to her hometown of Mandeville. Her life was a testament to her dedication to her family, including her late husband, Jack Links, who predeceased her on September 20, 2013, and her children, Brent Links and Ann Marie Links Mathews. She was a source of endless love and pride for her six grandchildren: Chloe, Parker, Justin, Mia, Ben, and Emily.

Known affectionately among loved ones as a "slot machine wizard," Evelyn's adventures in the casinos of Mississippi were legendary. Her intuitive knack for the games, coupled with her fun-loving and optimistic nature, brought joy and amusement not only to her but also to her family, embodying a cherished part of their shared memories.

Beyond the bright lights of the casino, Evelyn's younger years were filled with the joys of fishing and crabbing, embracing the serene beauty of Louisiana's landscapes. Her zest for life, combined with a sharp business mind, inspired everyone she met.

As we remember Evelyn, we celebrate a life rich in experiences, love, and contributions to her community. She is survived by her son Brent and his wife Vicky Ning, her daughter Ann Marie and her husband Kenny Mathews, and her adored grandchildren, who will continue to carry her spirit of love and determination forward.

The family expresses their profound gratitude for the support and friendship that enriched Evelyn's life and invites those who knew her to share their memories and celebrate a life beautifully lived. 

A Memorial Service will be held at Bagnell & Son Funeral Home on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation starting at 12:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bagnell & Son Funeral Home 75212 Lee Rd, Covington, LA 70435. Burial to Follow in the Mandeville City Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Evelyn's memory may be made to a charity of your choosing, honoring her legacy of giving and compassion.

Evelyn's journey, from the simplicity of her early years in Mandeville to her transformative experiences in New Orleans and back, exemplifies a life of profound impact and enduring legacy. Her spirit, a blend of strength, love, and vivacity, will remain an inspiration to all who knew her and a cherished memory in the hearts of her family and friends.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Evelyn Beatrice Links, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, February 16, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Bagnell & Son Funeral Home

75212 Lee Rd, Covington, LA 70435

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