Mary Evans


Mary Elizabeth Evans, age 76, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. Mary was born on June 29, 1944 in Bluefield, West Virginia. She graduated from North High School and attended Cosmetology and Massage Therapy School. She retired from Franklin County Job and Family Services as a Social Worker.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, James Edward Mitchell, Sr. and Mabel Smith [Hagwood]; and brothers, Gordon S. Hagwood and James Earl Smith.

Mary leaves behind her children, Mark Evans, Deanna (Melnea Paige) Evans, and Michael Evans; grandchildren, Marcus Evans, Tyler (Skyler Ortiz) Baker-Ortiz, Tara Evans, Kolby Evans, Maxine Evans, and Jaelyn Evans; great granddaughter, Alyssabeth Luna Evans; sister, Nelvina Holloway [Smith]; brother, James Edward Mitchell, Jr.; life-long friends, Precilla Wilson and Patricia Street; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mary’s family and friends will always remember her as a loving, funny and encouraging soul. She loved to visit the casino, go to restaurants, read endlessly and watch her favorite television shows like The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Visitation 1:00pm and Memorial Service 2:00pm Monday, March 8, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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  1. Kema Ayers Jones

    You will be missed, Aunt Lib… an inspiration to young women everywhere. We love you, tremendously, forever…

    • Kema
      Thank you for your kind words. You’re right, my mother was a true inspiration. Thank you for coming to the service.

  2. Horatius and Raquel Williams

    Dear Mark and Family,
    I am sorry for your loss. Please accept our sympathies . We pray for God to give you and the family the strength and courage to learn how manage and cope with this great sadness. We can always count on him when we are down. As your friends, we know how painful this loss is to you. again, We very sorry for your loss. May God bless and Comfort you all.


  3. My heart is very heavy I lost a very very dear friend cousin and a very lovely person my life won’t be the same she made us such an impact in my life and others you rest in peace Mary I love you so much

  4. My Prayer and sympathy Condolences to Mark Evans and Family.
    Rest in Peace

  5. Edna D Allen.

    My Condolences to the Family. I worked with Mary at Franklin County Jobs and Family Services. She kept me laughing.

  6. You will be missed Aunt lib even though your were my cousin i still always called you auntie love you baby girl rest up ❤️❤️

  7. Patricia Street

    I truly miss my best friend, she was always there for me. I miss our daily talks, going to our club and eating Long John Silver…
    She was so full of love. Everyone loved her, it’s not the same at our club.
    You have your wings…
    Fly high my sister ….
    She loved her family so much..
    Praying for her family God will get you through this.
    Patricia Street

  8. Claudia Walker

    My prayers and sympathy to the family. I have known Mary for 70 plus years. She will be missed.

    • Claudia
      Yes, mom will be missed. Thank you for the friendship you provided when she was here.
      And thank you for your prayers. We’ll need that to carry on.

  9. I’m truly sorry to hear of the loss of dear friend Mary Evans. She was a wonderful person to be around. She loved her children and grandkids.
    May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ comfort you all during this time. Rest In peace Mary

  10. Mark and family,

    Thinking of you on this day with my deepest sympathy. Although it is difficult today to think beyond tomorrow. I pray that someday your sorrow will commence. May your memories of your love one continuing to rise like the sun each morning. My wishes and prayers are always with you.
    God bless you and your family.

    Ike – DaJuan Corbin

  11. Darrell Andrews

    Her son Mark was my college roommate. So sorry to hear of the passing of his mother. May the Lord grant the entire family peace during this time of loss.

    • Hello Darrel
      I’m Marks sister. Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to offer condolences. Your thoughts and prayers mean so much to our family.

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