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Evangelist Earlene (Neely) Evans

July 4, 1935 — November 26, 2020

Evangelist Earlene Evans-Evangelist Earlene (Neely) Evans, returned to her heavenly home on November 26, 2020. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her during her illness and ultimately gave her peace.

Evangelist Evans was born to the late Willie Neely Sr. and Beatrice (Gillespie) in Egypt, Mississippi on July 4th, 1935.

She was a songstress from a young age singing with her brother Clyde Sr., and as an adult continued being an anointed singer at various churches.

She was a devoted member of the Apostolic Faith Temple Church where the Bishop Ernest Hawkins is the presiding Bishop. She received her evangelistic license and was truly a servant of god and loved praying and leading others to the Lord. Everyone that knows her, knows she was a prayer warrior and a praiser.

She attended McGuffey Centers ceramic class, where she enjoyed creating beautiful ceramic pieces. She loved family gatherings, being with her children, grandchildren, and family members.

Evangelist Evans is survived by her sons Larry Neely Sr., and Wayne L. Evans, her daughters, Lynette Evans-Johnson, Sabrina Evans (Willie J. Sr) Beverly; her daughter in Law Mary Davis, and God Daughter Camara Watson; her bonus daughters that she affectionately adopted Linda (John) Adams, Kelli Hosea, Teresa Davis, and Thelma Irving. Brothers Clyde (Erma) Neely Sr., and Anthony Harris Jr.; her sister, Dr. Linda Browne; 14 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren and her bestfriend Brother John Quarles.

She was preceded in death by her other father Anthony Harris Sr. One son James Hardrict Jr. Brothers Willie Neely Jr. and Fletcher Neely. And one sister Gloria Lee.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 4, 2020 at F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., where a private funeral service will follow for immediate family.

Social Distancing will be upheld and you will be required to wear a mask before entering the building rules will be strictly enforced.

For the health and safety of everyone, we ask that guests do not linger at the funeral home after viewing.

The F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. has been granted the honor to serve the family during this difficult time.


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Friday, December 4, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home

Youngstown, OH

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