of Bigelow, AR
September 29, 1929 - March 9, 2021
Edward Willis Evans was born on September 29, 1929, in Bigelow, AR, to Ollie and Culer Dockery Evans. He departed this life March 9, 2021. He professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined with Bethel AME Church of Bigelow, AR. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and he loved his family dearly. He married Christine Coswell on April 13, 1950. To this union seven children were born, Gloria Mabry, Peggy Evans both of Bigelow, Edward Marshall Evans (Doris) of Bigelow, Kathy Tyus (Wesley) of Twin Groves, William ''Harvey'' Evans (Sherry) of Bigelow, Roger Evans of Maumelle, and Chris Evans (Gina) of Conway. Nine grandchildren Corey, Martecia, Crystal, Carlie, Catrice, Samantha, Reginald, Jonathan and Philip. 13 great-grandchildren Gabriel, Anaya, Ty, Olivia, Graylynn, Martell, Everleigh, Andrew, Jeremiah, Jamara, Jayliah, Stiles and Penelope. He is survived by two brothers, Nathaniel and Artis Evans (Maggie) of Bigelow. He was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Baker of San Diego, CA, and his mother and father. He began his education at Dunbar High School in Little Rock, AR. He was self-employed in the logging industry. He worked for Burk's Wrecking company in various areas. He also worked for several construction companies, most notably, Nabholz Construction Company for over 40 years. He was an extremely strong man, both physically and intellectually. He enjoyed working with his hands and mind, especially woodcutting, gardening and anything to help family and friends. He was an active member of Bethel AME Church where he contributed tirelessly to the Kingdom of God through his tithes of time, talent and money. He served as a Trustee, Steward and an excellent Sunday School teacher for as long as most of us can remember!A visitation will be at 1:00pm, Saturday, March 13, 2021, in the Chapel of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway, AR. Funeral services will begin at 2:00pm, immediately following visitation. Final interment will be in Casey Cemetery, Bigelow, AR.
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Christine and family, so sorry for your loss yet thankful for a great homecoming one day. Love and prayers for all of you.
Edward Willis Evans, a distinguished treasure of a man who leaves behind a family legacy of love and respect. God Bless him and all his family.
Peggy and Sherry, praying for you sweet ladies in the loss of your dad and father-in-law, May God comfort and bless you.
The family of Edward W. Evans acknowledge and appreciate your expressions of sympathy and caring in our time of bereavement. May God keep and bless you all now and forevermore.From the Edward Willis Evans family
I’m sending my most heartfelt condolences to the family. Cousin Edward will surely be missed. I can’t remember a Sunday that I didn’t see his face leading Sunday school or at morning service. I pray for healing and comfort right now.
We were saddened to hear about the loss of Brother Edward Evans,Our hearts goes out to Sister Christine and and the Family. You have our deepest heartfelt condolences and prayers❤🙏🙏🙏
We are deeply sorry for your loss🙏🏾😇😭. We love you family.
You are all in our prayers. God will get you through this and exchange joy for hurt.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Cousin Edward was as a wonderful person and will be missed by many.Ivy
My heartfelt condolence to the family. With God may you find comfort, peace and strength in these hours and the days ahead. Cousin Edward will be missed and remembered by so many.
Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to Roger Evans and family! Sorry for the loss of your father! Please extend sincere condolences to Jonathan and Phillip as well! God will comfort and bless you during this difficult time!
Prayers for our family on the loss of uncle Edward he was a great man.
So sorry for your loss, praying for love peace and comfort. God Bless
To the Evans family, I would like to send my condolences in the loss of a great man, Mr Evans. He was a good friend of mine. When he was working , I would see him, and his brother, at Walmart always together. This family treated me as if I was one of their own. I don't come out a lot due to my issues with PTSD. Please Family , know that we are praying for you all, let us know what you need. I will miss him. We are praying for you all, and we love you!!
Condolences to the family. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
To my family much love in our time of sorrow.
My sympathies to the Evans family. He will be missed by so many and in so many ways.I will always cherished the day that Cousin Edward took me to visit the Casey Cemetery. Having left Bigelow some 40 years before, I missed the home going of many beloved friends and relatives. Cousin Ed and I visited the graves and I was finally able to say goodbye to them. It meant a lot.
The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord. Although, we may not be blood relatives, we are family. Losing family members is the hardest part of living. I am so saddened by our loss. Family, I know you are comforted in knowing that one day we will see him again in glory in Jesus' arms. Love you all.Diane L. BurlDiane
MAY THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD FALL FRESH ON THE EVAN'S FAMILY! THERE IS NO SORROW ON EARTH THAT HEAVEN CANNOT HEAL! MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS AND KEEP EACH OF YOU.
What a kind, soft spoken gentleman Mr Evans was. I had the privilege of checking he and his brother out at Kroger, Oak St, for many years. Always smiling. My thoughts and prayers for this sweet, close family.Wilma Robinson
My condolences to the family.
The Lord is with you, don't forget that. Remember, Jesus wept.
Praying that the family is comforted by the Lord through this time of sorrow
Sending heart warming prayers to the Mr. Edward Evans family. My God be with you all and comfort you all. Mr. Evans was the pillar of the community and someone to look up too. He will be missed. Love you all. From the Malcum family.
Mrs. Christine, we are so sorry for your lost. You two are an excellent example of what a strong Christian family life looks like. Kenneth and I will miss seeing the two of you reaching for the others hand. You are in our prayers.
So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.
I had the pleasure of working with Ed on several Nabholz jobs over the years. I never met a kinder gentler man. He also would work circles around me, and still ready to get after it at the end of a workday. My prayers are with the entire family at this time.Rest in Peace Ed!
My the memory of your loved one bring you joy. Let his example be your guide as you move forward in this life.
My condolences are with the Evan Family. My prayers are with y'all. A humble man Ed was n I love his wife, a well put together family. May the Lord strengthen the entirely family.
God bless you my old friend
My sincere condolences to his family. Ed was a fantastic man. I worked with him on several Nabholz Construction projects. He was a man of character, and someone you could count on to give you a hand when needed. He will be greatly missed.