On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Mr. Willie E. Evans “Joe”, an admired son, father, brother, grand-father, uncle, cousin and friend transitioned home to be with the Lord. Joe was born and raised in Chesterfield County, Virginia by his parents Coy and Viola Evans and grandmother, Mary Gordon. He graduated from Carver High School in the year 1966, served several years in the United States Marine Corps, and was a dedicated employee of Chesterfield County Public Schools from which he retired in 2007.
Joe was a man who took pride in not only his appearance but in everything that he felt passionate about doing. He loved his family and valued the time they spent together. Family gatherings were moments he treasured and would always remind everyone, “No Food, No Fun”. He had a love for music, dancing, gardening, and watching cowboy western movies. He always made others smile and would bring laughter and delight wherever he was. He was a very transparent, bold, yet down-to earth person. In his greetings, he would always say, “Call Me Joe.”
Joe was preceded in death by his father, Coy Evans and his wife, Shirley Evans; granddaughter, Monquelle Jones; grandsons, Markel White and Rayshawn Jones.
He leaves to cherish and carry on his legacy, his mother, Ms. Viola Evans of Chesterfield, VA; daughters, Veida Evans and LaWanda Haskins (Leonard) of Chesterfield, VA; son, Damount Evans of Washington, DC; step-daughters, Shentelle Jones, and Cynthia Jones of Petersburg, VA and Alnita Jones of North Carolina; step-son, George Jones (Dinah) of San Diego, CA; sisters, Shirley Manuel of Petersburg, VA, and Dale Evans (Floyd) of Sutherland, VA; brother, McCoy Evans (Duffy) of Chesterfield, VA; sisters-in-law, Rose Walker of Colonial Heights, VA, and Lucille Massenburg (George) of Chesterfield, VA; brothers-in-law, Charlie Walker II (Kelly) of Hopewell, VA and Percy Walker (Vanessa) of Prince George, VA; seventeen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends, amongst them: Marvin Jones, Irvin Ellis, Mr. Junnie, and Carl Coleman. Last and certainly not least, his loyal and devoted pet, Jabez.
Services will be held 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at the Chapel of J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, Rev. Dr. Marcus N. Leggett, eulogist. The interment to follow at Mt. Minnis Memorial Park.
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