Evelyn L. Cain
1948 - 2018
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Sunrise October 11, 1948 - Sunset October 25, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father, Reverend Joseph McLaurin Sr. She leaves to cherish her memories: loving and devoted husband Sheldon Cain, daughter Erica (Tommy Jr.) Walker, Alexandria, VA, son Dr. Nicholas (Elaytheia) Cain, Chicago, IL, granddaughters Tatiana Walker and Zoe Cain, her beloved mother Mesel Lena McLaurin, Germantown, TN brother, Drs. Joseph (Toya) McLaurin Germantown, TN, mother-in-law Etta Cain Indianapolis, IN, Sister-in-laws, Terre Cross Indianapolis, IN, Lori Cain, Nashville, TN and Gina (Clarence) Osborne, Saginaw, MI, Nieces, Kyla McLaurin, Keta Cross, Kayla Hill and Loren Osborne, great nephews Darren and Darius and great niece Kenadie and a host of family and friends. Evelyn earned her bachelor's degree from Jackson State University and her masters from Purdue University. She was a dedicated educator in Gary Community Schools for 48 years. She was also a life time member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Evelyn was a faithful member of Christ United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Friday, November 2, 2018 from 12:00 noon 8:00 pm. Omega Omega ceremony at 6:00 pm. Family hours from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm at Guy & Allen Funeral Home, 2959 West 11th Avenue, Gary IN. Homegoing service will be Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11am at Christ United Methodist Church, 201 W. Ridge Road. Interment immediately following at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Evelyn will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Oct. 31, 2018.
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October 26, 2019
May the Family hold on to the Cherish Memories. Jesus Loves you. May God continue to bless, protect, provide and give the family strength and peace.
La Tasha-Former student C/O '89
Nia Diggs- Former Student C/O '15
La Tasha Amos
October 25, 2019
I truly miss my beautiful friend, Evelyn Cain and wish that she could have remained on earth with us a little longer. I will forever remember our friendship that lasted for about 50 years. Much Love, Dorothy D. Long
Dorothy Long
December 21, 2018
Sheldon Cain Family and McLaurin Family,
May the Creator continue to provide you with comfort, and may you find joy in pleasant memories of your loved one.
Evelyn is sorely missed by us all: family, co-workers, and friends.
Will Hargrove
November 6, 2018
To the Cain Family,

May God keep you in His care during this difficult time.

Mrs. Cain was my teacher at Pulaski and MANY of the things she taught me are part of my DNA as an adult. I will always remember her smile and laugh. She was a wonderful teacher!

You will be missed.
Angela Grant-Grady
Angela Grant-Grady
November 4, 2018
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to family and friends, for the loss of their beloved Evelyn. I hope the promise at John 6:39 can bring real comfort. Knowing that there is hope for our loss love ones can be reassuring.
November 3, 2018
November 3, 2018
Mr Cain and family, I am so sad to hear about the death of your wife, Evelyn. She was a great teacher, friend and co worker. She will be missed.

Janet Johnson
Janet Johnson
November 3, 2018
Sorry for your loss. Constantly Praying for our family. Love your cousin and family. Erma Stephens Cooper
Erma Stephen's Cooper
November 3, 2018
My condolences to the Cain Family my heart and prayers
Pam Tisdal
November 3, 2018
My heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with the entire family. A truly wonderful soul will be missed. Sheldon, keep the faith.
Dr. Cordia P. Moore
November 3, 2018
R.I.P Mrs.Cain best teacher anyone could have

-Your recent former student
November 3, 2018
My family wishes to share our condolences to the family of Evelyn Cain. She made such a difference in my son's life as a dedicated teacher who took them beyond the walls of the classrooms on educational trips. Her kindness and caring spirit lives on in her students today. God has taken an Angel home to be with him in heaven. May she rest in peace.
Olivia Hartfield
November 2, 2018
Evelyn, you will be missed! Condolences & blessings to your family!
Marva Coleman and family
November 2, 2018
Knowing & having the opportunity to work with Mrs. Cain was truly an honor. I shall never forget her smile, her wit, & her dedication to her students. Rest In Heaven, Mrs. Cain. You will be truly missed.
Chandra Jacobs
November 2, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Evelyn and I are both from Jackson, Mississippi and attended the same high school. Nicholas and my daughter Alexis graduated together from Wirt High school. I wish I could be with the family on this evening, but I had surgery this week. Sheldon, Erica, and Nicholas our hearts are with you. Sending love and prays up! Judy and Alexis Dunlap
Judy Dunlap
November 2, 2018
May God Bless Evelyn's family. I am praying for all of you. She will definitely be missed. I will always remember our teaching days at Dunbar-Pulaski.
Sadie Ethridge
November 2, 2018
I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with her and we became friends tn that short time. She will be missed.
Bridgett Harris
November 2, 2018
To the Cain Family:
She was a wonderful Teacher when I was taught by her at Dunbar-Pulaski Middle School in the Gary Community Public School. She then again taught my daughter at the same school. She was fun and creative with her teaching. She always a smile on face. She will be greatly missed. Your Family is in my prayers. May God give the family strength daily to make it through this difficult time. Here's a encouraging Scripture for the Family:
Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comfort.
La Tasha Amos
November 2, 2018
Helen Richardson
November 1, 2018
Deepest Sympathy to the Cain family in the lost of our dear friend, Evelyn. We will truly miss her because we loved her so much. We pray that God will give you comfort in your time of bereavement. Much love, from Kary & Dorothy Long.
Dorothy Long
November 1, 2018
My deepest, sincerest condolences to the entire Cain Family!!! Sending prayers and strength to you Nichols. Mrs. Cain was an amazing educator and mentor!!!

LaKisha Browder
November 1, 2018
Mr. Cain and family please accept my sincere condolences and I will miss her and will be praying for the Lord's comfort at this difficult time for you all.
Sheridan Smith
November 1, 2018
My sincere condolences to the Cain family. Mrs. Cain was my 7th Grade Teacher at Pulaski Middle School.
Definitely my favorite teacher. She will be truly missed.

Eric A. Blackmon Sr.
Eric Blackmon
November 1, 2018
John & Deborah CRAWFORD
November 1, 2018
My condolences Mr. Cain, Erica and family. May the Lord Jehovah Shalom give you peace and strength.
Tiffaney Scott
November 1, 2018
My condolences to the entire family especially Erica and Nick! Your mom was a very well respected woman in the hilltops! Always so sweet, but she didn't play!!' Prayers for strength for you all!!!
Lonydea Perry-Todd
Lonydea Todd
November 1, 2018
My Condolences to The Cain Family.

Heaven has called home another Angel. Mrs. Cain taught me at Pulaski a Beautiful Person. R.I.P
Ella Alston-Shabazz
November 1, 2018
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Cain's passing. Erica, you and your family have my deepest condolences.
Kim Young
November 1, 2018
My condolences to the Cain family. I will keep u in my prayers. She was a beautiful person. Evelyn will truly be missed. GOD is still good all the time and in control.Gwen Hemphill
November 1, 2018
Dear Sheldon, Erica and Nicholas,
I was deeply saddened to hear of Evelyn's passing. She was a friend, my mentor-teacher and beloved Soror. My students' lives were enhanced by her. She arranged two of my traveling adventures with my drama students.Plus arranging my vacation to Puerto Vallarta and my parents trip to Las Vegas.
Evelyn was always so encouraging to me. I will never forget her beautiful smile and hearty laughter. Evelyn got the chance to hear me minister the word of God!
I hope these memories will encourage you to know the tremendous influence she had over my life!
I encourage you with these words, "God is my refuge and strength. A present help in the time of trouble. May the Lord keep and strengthen you in the coming days!
Rev. Dr. Jean Hope
Jean Hope
October 31, 2018
Greta and Evan Heard are sending their sincere condolences to the Cain family on the lose of their loved one. She taught me at Pulaski and my son at Roosevelt. Rest in peace.
October 31, 2018
My deepest condolences to the Cain family.Mrs Cain taught me at Pulaski.She was very kind humble and nice.We will miss you.She was very sweet as well.Heaven has gained another angel.
Charisse Cash
October 31, 2018
My condolences to the Cain family. Mrs. Cain was one of my favorite teachers at Pulaski.
Andrea Weaver Coleman
October 31, 2018
Our prayers are with the Cain family during this difficult time. May you rest in peace Mrs. Cain.
Audrey & Mack Baugh
October 31, 2018
To the family of Evelyn Cain.
Sorry for your loss.
Charolette Hawkins
October 31, 2018
She Rests with the Ancestors.

May She Make Her Tent on the Banks of the River Jordan as She Awaits the Clarion Call for that Great Gettin' Up Morn'!

Harriett Washington
October 31, 2018
To the family of Evelyn Cain my since Condolences. Evelyn was truly a beautiful lady inside and out. Evelyn smile and warmth will be missed. My prayers for the entire family.
Sylvia Carman and family
October 31, 2018
Mrs Cain was my 6th grade teacher at Pulaski Middle School. Wonderful Teacher who loved her kids. She will be truly missed
Denice Hughes
October 31, 2018
October 31, 2018
I only met her a couple of times when I filled in for her. Be I knew then than she was a warm, loving and caring person. I know for a fact that she will be greatly missed to all who knew her.
Denise Winters
October 31, 2018
Sorry for your loss and I will continue to pray for you and your family. Great woman and teacher. Rest in Heaven. Brenda Perry- Allen
Brenda Perry-Allen
October 31, 2018
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Melvina Smith
October 31, 2018
Your family have our deepest sympathy The Jackson Family.
Darcel Jackson
October 31, 2018
Sending love and sympathy to the family of my Delta soror and friend. May knowing that she is cradled in God's everlasting arms in a place where there is no sorrow and no pain bring you peace.
Rae Gill
October 31, 2018
Rae Gill
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