EVANS, Mrs. Bessie J. - Age 71, passed away Friday, August 24, 2012 at Genesys Health Park. Family hour 11 a.m. Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Ebenezer Ministries, 2130 S. Center Rd., with funeral service commencing at 12Noon. Bishop Urundi Knox, Senior Pastor. Interment Sunset Hills Cemetery, G-4413 Flushing Rd. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the church 11 a.m. Thursday. Mrs. Evans will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd,. and may be viewed from 12Noon-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Bessie was born on May 24, 1941 in Nash County, North Carolina to the late Howard and Lucy Ann Wright. She graduated from Swift Creek School in 1959. Bessie married her loving and devoted husband, Alex Evans on December 27, 1960. She retired from Chevrolet Metal Fabricating, a division of General Motors in 2006 after 36 years of service and was a member of UAW Local 659.
Bessie leaves to cherish sweet memories her husband of almost 52 years, Alex; her daughter, Lynette, of Adelphi, MD; two sisters, Lucy A. (Paul) Dawes of Washington, DC and Dorothy E. Wright of Whitakers, NC; five brothers, William T. (Maxine) Wright, Howard L. (Shirley) Wright, and Jerry L. of Whitakers, North Carolina; Clayton Wright of Mitchellville, MD and Robert D. (Helena) Wright of Gaithersburg, MD; three aunts, Christine Boone of Whitakers, NC ; Mary Hazwood of Portsmouth, VA; and Elaine Carter of Richmond, VA; five sisters-in-law, Ruby I. McWilliams, Ella Ree Evans, Min. Adelaide Evans, Julia M. Evans, and Daisy Buckner of Grand Blanc, MI; three brothers-in-law, Ben L. (Beatrice) Evans of Enfield, NC, Roger (Rachel) Evans, of Maplewood, NJ, and Derick J. Evans of Grand Blanc, MI, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Bessie was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and one brother. She will be missed immeasurably but her memory will be everlasting.