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Eva Lee Evans

Graveside service for Mrs. Eva Lee Evans will be 2 p.m., Monday, May 13, 2019, at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, Eva Lee Evans, loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away at the age of 78, surrounded by family. Mrs. Evans was born October 12, 1940, in Brookhaven, MS, to Marcus Leon and Marie Thames Townsend. She was a devoted wife and homemaker to her partner of 58 years, John Richard Evans. The two married July 16, 1960. Though she was a lady of many gifts and talents, she took great pride in caring for her family, both immediate and extended.

Mrs. Evans is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Marcus Leon “M.L.” Townsend, Jr. and Donald “Sonny” Townsend, and a sister, Joyce Townsend Ballard.

She is survived by her loving husband, John Richard; sons, Anthony Evans (Joyce), Jeff Evans (Beth), and Jody Evans (Tammie); brother, William Townsend; and three sisters, Van Pearl Ward, Donnis Adams, and Linda Rice.

She is also survived by four granddaughters, Amanda Evans Ingram, Anna Evans Atkinson, and Ali and Sarah Grace Evans. She was also a proud great-grandmother to four, Isabella Ferguson, Avaleigh and A.J. Ingram, and Atleigh Atkinson, as well as an aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Compassus Hospice for their excellent care.