Thelma Christine Evans age 88, of Smithville passed away Wednesday May 10, 2023 at N H C Healthcare of Smithville. She was born April 10, 1935 to her parents the late Floyd "Cuz" and Lilly Frances Luna Young. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Cordell Evans; son Ricky Evans; siblings, Elsie Whitworth, Lera Baker, Ima Nell Vanatta, Geraldine Hargrove, Herman Young, Alvin Young, Lester Young, Kelly Young, Minnie Atnip, Dallas Young. Ms. Evans was member of New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church, worked at Shirt Factory and was a Homemaker. She is survived by 2 children, Debbie (Brian) Lehan of Smithville and Dell Evans of Smithville; 9 grandchildren, Renee (Jason) Walker, Sarah (Kenny) Haris, Stephanie Barber (Jimmy Atnip), David Evans, Ashley Buchanan, Amber (Jordan) Bain, Ryan Evans (Kelly Roberts), Ethan Evans, Tristen Evans; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Nelson (Dean) Young of Smithville. Funeral services will be 2:PM Saturday, May 13, 2023, at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Elder Ricky Arnold officiating and burial to follow in New Bildad Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday 11:AM until the time of service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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