To the family of Donna Evans - I am very sorry for your loss. Dean Donna had a lasting impact on my life and I will never forget her, Thanksgiving with the Dean, dancing with Donna, and her unique approach to our meetings together.
I am so saddened by your mother's passing. I recently was able to spend time with her, along with my sister Deidre, at a few of their club's social events. She was always so loving, just as I remembered when we were growing up. I am praying that you and your family find peace and that God will bless you and watch over you.
My dear Jocelyn,
My deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. I have so many fond memories of her from when we were young, giggling in the backseat over our mothers' adult conversation, and then in my teens, admiring her fashions, her ambition (at a time when women were just breaking out of restricted careers), her poise. I always knew when she was in the house by her engaging laugh. In many ways, she was a role model for me as she advanced through her career and many life changes. I am so sorry that I never got to tell her how much she meant to me. May your memories of her sustain you and your family.
I met Donna as a member of the Christmas cookie club. She was delightful to be around. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Jocie, Donna was such an inspiration to me through out the years. She was always there to give me the support I needed to get through the most difficult times. I loved her for that. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Love you Jocelyn, stay strong!
It was an honor, privilege,and God's blessing to serve on the board with such an accomplished woman who was very committed to education,scholarship, and young people. You will be missed
Donna was a dear friend and colleague. I will miss her
A sweet, sweet spirit has passed our way. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this most difficult time. Her friendship was always positive and consistent. We loved to laugh. We had promised each other we would write the best seller of all time! I'm honored to call Donna my sister-friend. You are loved. Always, all ways,
I am glad I had an opportunity to meet Donna Evans. The last time I saw her we had lunch together at the Zanzibar. I will always remember her as a very positive person and a highly respected educator. I send my condolences to condolences to her family.
S. Yolanda Robinson
My heart is so saddened to learn of the passing of Donna Evans. I consider her a wonderful friend. She hired me at Wayne State University and invited me to speak for her at almost every other place she served as Dean, once she departed. I stayed in her home and we had sister girl friend fun. I will miss you Donna. You brought a bright light with your life to my world.
To Donna Edwards Family, our condolences goes out to you on the passing of Donna, I was very young when I called Donna Aunt Donna as she was married to my Mother's Brother my Uncle Bobby, I've always appreciated her being a part of my Family, to my cousins Jocelyn and Frankie and the rest of Donna's Family be strong as you continue on in life and may God comfort you and bless you, to Donna RIP for you lived life courageously and with great dignity and I have and will always love you and have been proud of all you had accomplished.
Shirley, Tickle, Cortez & Conrad Haynes
We will surely miss you and your smiling face at our board meetings.
Jocelyn..I met your Mother when I worked as a travel agent and she became one of my favorite clients. We had wonderful, fun conversations. The last time we met for breakfast, she was waiting for me at one side of the restaurant and I waited for her at the other side! When I got home, she was on my voicemail wondering where I was! Had a good laugh over that. After Christmas she came to my house for lunch and a "knit in." I had plans to call her this week and then was shocked to find her obit in the paper. I so enjoyed her company. She leaves quite a legacy and I can imagine how you will miss her. My since condolences. Barbara Fischer
I have known the Browder family since the 1950s,but did not meet Donna until she came to Detroit.I will miss her warmth,friendship and laughter. My deepest sympathy is extended to her family,
Frankie, my prayers are with you and the Browder-Evans family in your time of need.
Donna was one of my mother's oldest friends. In fact she presented my mother with my baby book when I was born.
I also had the pleasure of working with Donna through OSU and The Columbus Education Association. In fact she attended our annual MLK Banquet on January 17. and at the conclusion, I saw her to her vehicle.She will be missed in Columbus.
I am profoundly saddened by the loss of one of my 'Aunties'. So many memories, so much laughter, so much wisdom shared...an inspiration. I will miss her dearly, as will my mom. Love you Jocie. My family will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers.
My prayers for comfort and peace are with the family. Donna was indeed a wonderful friend, colleague and my all time favorite dean at Old Dominion University.
I've known Donna-and her family-since she was a young girl. She and my younger sister were good friends and she was my friend too. We were in the Twigs together. I'm so proud of all that she accomplished. What a wonderful legacy she has left for her family!
Donna was a wonderful person. She was a great friend. I will miss our talks over dinner.
My prayer go out to Jocelyn and her family.
The Thomas Family sends love and prayers of support to Jocelyn & Michael, Danielle and Alex.
Mrs. Walter A. Thomas and Family
Dr. Donna Evans...thank you for letting me be "one of your girls". God Bless you. Rest in peace. Love, Lenore
I was privileged to serve in the Darden College of Education while Dr. Evans was Dean. What a wonderfully dedicated, witty lady!
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom Jocelyn. She was such a beautiful person. I will keep you ,Frankie and the rest of your beloved family in my prayers.