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Mildred Katherine Evans

Obituary Date: Sunday, August 27, 2023


Mrs. Mildred Katherine Evans, age 79, of Nicholson passed away peacefully on August 27, 2023, at her home after an extended illness. Mrs. Evans was born in Ila to the late Esco and Leila Pruitt Wood and was the 8th of 14 children. Prior to having children, Mildred worked at Blue Bell Sewing Company and Belk in Commerce. From 1970 to 1980, she was a homemaker until she began working in the lunchroom at Athens Christian School, where her children attended. She retired as Lunchroom Manager at ACS in 2000, after 20 years of service. She attended Grove Level Church and was a Care Leader in the Adult Sunday School class until she was unable to attend church. Mildred played the piano and sang with her loving husband Donald at all the churches she attended over her lifetime. She was preceded in death by her sisters Blanche Wood and Johnnie Sue Wallace; brothers Joe Wood, Frank Wood, Dyson “Chick” Wood, and Kimsey Wood.

Mildred is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, James Donald Evans of Nicholson; son, Parrish (Julie) Evans, daughters Dawn (Jep) Crane and Summer Evans, all of Nicholson; seven grandchildren, Ward (Allie) Evans, Addison Evans, Mackenzie Evans, Ariana Crane, Aleah Crane, Lexie Evans and Xander Evans; two great grandchildren, Lucy Evans and Hendrix Evans; brothers Gene Wood of Nicholson, Bill (Carol) Wood of Commerce, Dillard (Derenda) Wood of Martinsville, VA, and Danny (Cathy) Wood of Winterville; sisters Fay Wilbanks of Nicholson, Gladys (John) Palmer of Nicholson and Patsy (Johnny) Wilbanks of Maysville; sisters-in-law Floy Nell Smith Wood of Nicholson, Reba Wood of Commerce, and Glenda Wood of Ila; as well as several generations of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 31st at 2:00 PM at Nicholson Baptist Church with the Rev. John Wood officiating with internment to follow in Nicholson Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Little-Ward Funeral Home in Commerce on Wednesday night from 5:00 to 8:00.

Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Date
08/31/2023 at 2:00PM
Funeral Home
Little-Ward Funeral Home
(706) 335-3175
115 State St., Commerce 30529