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F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home
Friday December 4th, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am

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Evangelist Earlene (Neely) Evans

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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Thank you for your kind Words Valentina Fish!

Lynette Evans Johnson Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM

Amen!! Thanks to the Barns-Martin family for the anointed Word!

Lynette Evans Johnson Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you Charlotte Davis Lubuda! It is comforting to hear how she touched your life!

Lynette Evans Johnson Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you Bridgett!! You are Always Family!!

Lynette Evans Johnson Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you Michelle Wilson! I know you very Dear to her Heart!!

Lynette Evans Johnson Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM

Marquise and FD Mason staff was absolutely Awesome!! My Brother, Sister and myself will never forget how kind you all were during our time of grievance!! Our Mother looked absolutely beautiful and Peaceful just like she was sleeping!! GOD Bless you all!!

Lynette Evans Johnson Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM

I remember Mama Evans always having joy!When I come to town I always make it a point to visit her. She always had that positive spirit everytime I use to see her & talked with her. May she rest in peace!!I'm sorry for the family's loss, & Mama Evans will be missed! Your family are in my prayers!

Valentina Fish Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM

On the behalf of the Barnes- Martin family we extended our love and condolences. Your mother will truly be missed for she was full of the Holy Ghost , and was a true comforter to me after my son Jeremiah Barnes was called home. I know their both having a time in their Fathers house. Sorry I couldn't be there today. But remember God is to Holy to make a mistake and to Righteous to be unjust! Love you all! Be blessed don't stress God knows best!

Sis. Alethea Barnes Dec 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Evangelist Earlene (Neely) Evans

F D Mason Dec 2 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Evangelist Earlene (Neely) Evans

Pastor Bridget Sharpe Dec 2 2020 12:00 AM

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