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Cynthia EVANS

1952 - 2015 | Obituary                                                                                                                                                          
Cynthia EVANS Obituary
Cynthia Ann Evans (Gilbert), October 2, 1952 - January 14, 2015, Atlanta, GA Cynthia Ann Evans, 62 passed away on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at home in hospice care after waging a lengthy valiant battle with cancer. She was the daughter of Herman and Lyvonia Evans of Mount Hope, W.V. where she grew up as one of 13 siblings in a large loving family. Cynthia lived in Columbus, OH before moving to Atlanta in 1994 where she met her loving spouse and best friend, Phillip Lee Gilbert. Cynthia was a perfectionist in all that she did. She was an excellent cook, a knowledgeable antique collector and decorator, and had a green thumb beyond compare. Cynthia loved and was loved by all who met her. She loved unconditionally and had that ability to compartmentalize trouble and not let it affect her or her loved ones harmony. She was a rock and inspiration to all. She was preceded in passing by her parents, brother James Jr. and sisters Maria and Donna "Missy". She is survived by her spouse Phillip, daughter Tracy Shuford, son David B. Hannah, grandchildren Javonnie and Jacob Shuford, Marquise, Lexie and Arianna Hannah, Malcom and Morrice Scott, sisters Linda Bell and Justine Slaughter, brothers Lawrence, David and Richard all of Columbus, OH, Roger Evans of Cincinnati, John Evans of Norfolk, VA, Edgar C. Evans and Lorenzo Evans of Atlanta, GA. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, January 24th at 12 p.m. at Living Faith Tabernacle, 5880 Old Dixie Highway, Forest Park, GA 30297. Floral remembrances will be welcomed. If you wish in lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made to the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Office of Gift Records, Emory University, 1762 Clifton Rd. NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322.





Kiesha N. Canada departed this life on January 8, 2014.  She was the daughter of Annette Canada and granddaughter of the late Lillie Evans Canada and the late Andrew Canada.  



Carol Cheese, daughter of Joyce Cheese passed on June 30th.  Joyce is the daughter of the late Lillie Canada.  Please keep the family in your prayers. 


Wandell "Sonny" Hoover Cheese, 75, of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of Scarbro, died Aug. 8, 2014. Funeral service was August 12th at First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, Brooklyn.  Burial followed in Lincoln Memorial Gardens, Suitland, MD.  Services by Frank R. Bell Funeral Home, Brooklyn, NY. 


Ramona Evans, wife of elder Norman Evans transitioned to be with the Lord on Friday morning, December 3rd after experiencing several health issues. 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at Burress Temple Church of God, 208 Locust Street, Lockland (Cincinnati), OH. The viewing will take place at 10:00 a.m. and the funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.

Please keep Uncle Norman and family in your prayers.

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CANADA - January 27, 1920 - August 2,  2011


Lillie  Canada, 91, of Scarbro, WV, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Canada, Sr., three brothers: Louis Evans, Herman Evans, and Lorenzo Evans; three sisters: Inease Perry, Cleopatra Jones, and Louise Canada.

Lillie was born on January 27, 1920, in Meade Poke, WV. She was a loving mother and a homemaker. Lillie was baptized in May 1987 at the Greater Emanuel Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Beckley. She is survived by her 12 children and 4 stepsons: Wandell (Virginia) Cheese of Brooklyn, NY, James Cheese of New York, NY, Charles (Carolyn) Cheese of Glen Jean, WV, Marvin (Tanny) Cheese of Dunellen, NJ, Lynn Canada of Dublin, OH, Donald Canada of Scarbro, WV, Joyce Addison of Easton, PA, Gloria Greene of Plainfield, NJ, Irma Anderson of Roanoke, VA, Janet Canada of Temple Hills, MD, Annette (Fred) Gore of Clinton, MD, Donna (Lloyd) Galloway of Scarbro, WV, David (Libby) Canada of White Sulphur Springs, WV, Andrew (Bertha) Canada Jr. of Troutwood, OH, Frank (Mary) Canada of White Sulphur Springs, WV, Stuart (Charlene) Canada of Troutwood, OH; also survived by one brother Norman Evans of Cincinnati, OH, one sister Edith Jones of Columbus, OH, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Homegoing service will be held on Monday, August 8, 2011, at Heart of God Ministries, Beckley, WV, at 2 p.m., with Bishop James Jones, Dr. Fred T. Simms, and Pastor Sam Calloway. Visitation and viewing will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m.  Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers; granddaughters will serve as flower girls.  Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.


EVANS - March 7, 1926 - June 22, 2013


Norman Lindsey Evans was born on March 7, 1926 in Sun, West Virginia to the late Calvin Edgar Evans and Ida Mildred Evans Penn. He departed this life on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 6:45 a.m. at The Meadows Nursing Home. Norman was united in Holy Matrimony to Ramona Hite in 1974. To this union, he inherited nine children.

Norman was a plumber at Kimmey Plumbing in Forest Park, Ohio until he retired in 2005. He was a Trustee and Bass Guitar Player under the leadership of the late Bishop Frank Downs for many years and then under the leadership of Bishop James Price. He served faithfully until he and Mother Evans relocated to North Carolina in 2006 to live with Mother Evans son, Myron Hite and his family. He and Mother Evans was under the watch care of Greater Grace Ministries, Bishop Charles A. Lockett, Sr. In May, 2012, Trustee Evans and Mother Evans health began to fail them and they decided to move back to Ohio.

Trustee Evans was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Ramona Evans; his brothers, Louis, Lorenzo and Herman Evans; and his sisters, Cleopatra, Inease, Louise and Lillie. He leaves to cherish his memory: one sister, Edith Marie Jones of Columbus, OH; seven sons and three daughters, John Lee Richard of Cincinnati, OH, Dwight Eugene Richard (Mary Tess) of Longopo, Philippines, Elder Ronald Ferris Richard (Bertha) of Southampton, NY, Diane Smith (Carl) of Cincinnati, OH, Pastor Barbara Ann Lockett (Bishop Charles) of Charlotte, NC, Deacon Robert Jeffrey Hite (Karen) of Cincinnati, OH, Minister Tracy Michelle Lee (Gregory) of Cincinnati, OH, Myron Jonathan Hite (Angela) of Winston Salem, NC, Carlos Richard of Cincinnati, OH and Robert Evans of Cincinnati, OH; 56 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all.    

July 2011


Catrena Canada, affectionately known as "Mabe", has passed.  She was the granddaughter of late Elder Louise Canada and daughter of Trena Canada. The last rites will be held on Friday, July 22, 2011.








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