GLADEVILLE -- Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, August 13 at Gladeville United Methodist Church for Mrs. Evans, 71, of Lebanon. A Sunday school teacher and devoted member of Gladeville United Methodist Church, she died at home Monday, Aug. 10, 2009 after a courageous two-year battle with cancer.
Mrs. Evans and her husband (Raymond) sold vegetables for over 25 years at Nashville area churches as part of Food Fairs.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Gladeville United Methodist Church and Thursday, Aug. 13 from 9 am until service time. One of Mrs. Evans’ requests was for everyone to wear casual clothes for her visitation and funeral -- no suits or ties, please.
Survivors include: her husband of 41 years Raymond Evans, children Julie (David) Walker, Katie (Hunter) Henson, Ray (Linda) Evans and Haskell (Tonya) Evans -- all of Lebanon, grandchildren Trey, Cody and Lexi Walker, Evan and Emma Kate Henson; Cory and Ethan Evans; Wyatt and Christine Evans.
She is also survived by siblings Dora (Bud) Ferguson, Jean Spillers, Bobby (Helene) Lassiter and Tony (Carolyn) Lassiter. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and three brothers.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Gladeville United Methodist Church, JoAnn Evans Memorial Benevolent Fund or Gladeville United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 107, Gladeville, 37071 or Southside Elementary Library, 1224 Murfreesboro Rd, Lebanon, 37090.
The family is grateful for the care she received with Alive Hospice. Special thanks to nurse Julie Jaramillo, social workers Alyson Garvey and Becky Riney and home health aide Darlene Iiarocci.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.