Edna Evans
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Knoxville, TN
Edna Evans

Knoxville, TN

Edna Marjean Evans, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully Friday, August 26, 2016, at the age of 87. Marjean lived a wonderful and successful life. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Knoxville in 1948 with her husband Ernie and a six week old baby boy. She and Ernie raised three sons and a daughter in West Knoxville. Marjean lived at the family home on Crosby Road for 60 years, where some dear friends still live today. Once her children were through school, Marjean went to work full time at the University of Tennessee in the campus book store, and later served as the Secretary to the Dean in the College of Civil Engineering, where she worked for almost 25 years. Marjean was a wonderful cook and her family loved Sunday dinner-day at her house, where she served the best fried okra and the most tender roast beef ever. She loved to play cards and taught her children and grandchildren to play Rook. They all participated is Rook tournaments while on their annual Evans family vacation. Marjean was a competitive card player and hated to lose! She was a long-time member of Central Baptist Church Bearden. At the time of her death Marjean was a resident of Echo Ridge retirement community where she made many new friends.

Marjean was preceded in death by her parents, M.L and Edna Turner; her brother, Charles Turner; and her husband Ernie Evans. She is survived by her children, Ray (Scarlett), Dwaine (Robin), Kathy (Daniel) and Ron (Debra); grandchildren, Heather, Matthew (Melissa), Evyn (Jaren), Allison, Ashley (Steve), and Rachel; and a great-grandson, Kaiden. Marjean and Ernie created a wonderful and close family and she will truly be missed.

A private graveside service will be held Wednesday, August 31st, at the Highland Memorial Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Chapel, 6200 Kingston Pike. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Habitat for Humanity. Online condolences may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

Published by Knoxville News Sentinel from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, 2016.
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17 Entries
Thank-you for being the wonderful Christian woman you where. You will be missed always and thank you for loving me as your own.
Robin Evans
September 27, 2016
May your cherished memories of time spent together one day make your hearts smile again . Sincere sympathy.
Karen Ann
September 2, 2016
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Bud Satterfield
Bud Satterfield
August 31, 2016

We send our sympathy and prayers to all of marjean's family and friends. God grant all peace and understanding and thanks to God for all the years of her life.
Lamar& Rudene Turner
August 31, 2016
I have many fond memories of Marjean with all our cousins at Turner family gatherings. She was such a sweet person and had such a great smile. She will be missed. With love, Marion Turner Harrison
Mrs. Marion Turner Harrison
August 30, 2016
When Marjean was secretary to my father, Dr. Grecco, she was a real blessing to both the engineering students as well to my brother and sisters who graduated from Tennessee. (8 of us)
Grecco family
August 30, 2016
Marjean was a wonderful person! I always enjoyed spending time with her, whether at Church, at her home, or at Echo Ridge. She was a very loving mentor to me and many others. We will all miss her.
Greg Gilbert
August 30, 2016
Kathy, we are sorry to hear about your Mon. Our Prayers are with you and your family. May God give you comfort and peace in this sad time. With deepest Sympathy.
James Sajdecki
August 30, 2016
Sorry for your loss, will be praying for your family

Sherrie Ghany
August 30, 2016
So sorry to hear about Marjean. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Terry Meece
August 29, 2016
We are so very sorry for your loss. Ms. Evans was just a joy and we will miss her so much. Your family is in our prayers
Donna Thompson RN Knoxville Heart Group
Donna Thompson
August 29, 2016
We are so sad to hear of Marjean's passing. She and Ernie were second parents to all of us kids that were fortunate to grow up in Hollywood Hills. Their house was happy, busy and one where all were welcome. Everyone in my family has wonderful memories of the kindness and compassion they so freely gave to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we all morn the passing of this wonderful southern lady.
John Henson
August 29, 2016
I enjoyed sharing copies of Daily Bread with Marjean as well as takling to her at Echo Ridge. Her neighbors and I miss being greeted by her on the way to meals on second floor.

Sincerely.

Doris Rutledge
Doris Rutledge
August 29, 2016
Momma Evans was a beautiful person. Our families grew up together and went to Hollywood Hills Baptist Church. Such sweet memories from that time in our lives.If you got in trouble Momma Evans was the one you wanted on your side. Always smiling and giving big hugs. I know she will be greatly missed. Prayers for her family during this time. Love--Sandra Valentine Gheen
August 29, 2016
Marjean was the mother-in-law to my daughter. She treated her as she would treat her own children. She was also very friendly toward me. She was a lovely lady to know.
Carol Brady
August 29, 2016
My sweet Mother-in-law whom I love very much. Marjean always treated me like her own daughter. I will miss her, but will always have wonderful memories of our time together.
Debra Evans
August 29, 2016
My dear mother-in-law for 47 years. I enjoyed just being with her. So full of life and fun. Always enjoyed being with her family. Love her so much and will miss her.
Scarlett Evans
August 29, 2016
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