It is with our deepest and heartfelt sympathy that we inform you of the passing from this life of Mr. Lonnie B. Evans, 85, a resident of 64022 Highway 22 East, Roanoke, Alabama. Mr. Evans transitioned from this life on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at Tanner Medical Center, East Alabama, Wedowee, Randolph County, Alabama.
Lonnie B. Evans was born in Heard County, Georgia on December 14, 1934 to the parentage of the late Clifford and Katie (Freeland) Evans.
Lonnie attended Mount Carrie Baptist Church, but he was a member of New Hope Baptist Church Texas, Georgia.
ON October 16, 1954, he was united in marriage to the late Sara Lee McClendon. Their marriage of fifty-four years, gave rise to two sons: Willie Paul and Charlie Milton.
During his productive years, Lonnie established a long record of hard work in the workplace. In addition to working as a logger, he also worked at Southwire in Carrollton, Georgia for roughly sixteen years; and worked another five years at Handley Textile Mills in Roanoke. He was a big fan of Gospel Quartet music and played Guitar for the Golden Faith Gospel Group. He continued to play guitar until he lost his sight. Some of the other pastimes he enjoyed were: watching TV, listening to the radio, gospel music, and chewing tobacco. He lived at Traylor Retirement Community for about four years.
Lonnie was preceded in death by both parents, his beloved wife of fifty-four years, Sara Lee Evans, and a son, Charlie Milton Evans. Having endured this mortal life for 85 years, Lonnie laid down his burden to "Study War Nomore" and transitioned home to be with the Lord.
Lonnie is survived by one (1) loving son, Willie Paul Evans (Lela) of Roanoke, Alabama; one (1) granddaughter, Stephanie Evans; two (2) great grandchildren: Kobie Harris, Marcus Evans all of Conyers, GA; three (3) sistes-in-law: Mildred McClendon, of Anniston, Alabama, Alice Reid and Jennie Ruth McClendon, both of Franklin, Georgia; two (2) brothers-in-law: James Holiday, Jr. of LaFayette, AL, and Leroy Dozier (Myrtis) of Roanoke, Alabama; and finally but not least, a host of nieces and nephews, other loving relatives and friends.
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