Mr. Laddie Floyd Evans began his journey in Grays Creek Township, Cumberland County, NC on May 25, 1949. He was born to the late James Evans and the late Mary Lizzy Kirk Evans. He departed this life on February 19, 2021 at New Hannover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC.
He was educated in the Public Schools of Robeson County and continued his education in Anchorage, Alaska. He entered the Military Service February 23, 1976. He served honorably for 17 years, and then was medically retired. He was initiated as a Master Mason and received all 33 degrees in Anchorage, Alaska. He relocated back to North Carolina and became a dedicated worker at Converse for 6 years. He then became a truck driver with Schneider and Smithfield for 6 years.
Laddie accepted Christ at an early age. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church Lumberton all his life. He served his church and community diligently. Laddie sang in Choirs, Ushered, Served as Chairman of the Deacon Board and Chairman of the Layman League, he also served on several committees and in organizations.
On November 30, 1968 Laddie was united in holy matrimony to the love of his life Sylvia Jean Crawford. The union was blessed with two children. He was a loving and devoted husband and father.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mary Lizzy and James Evans. His brothers James Jr., Gilbert, Marion, Sylvester and a sister Doretha.
Laddie leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 52 years Sylvia Jean Evans. Two daughters Dezeborah Evans of Fayetteville, NC and Rosezita Evans of Charlotte, NC. One grandson Davante Williams of Fayetteville, NC. Three sisters, Lena Thompson (David) of Lumberton, NC; Sarah Smith (Walter) of Lumberton, NC; Minnie Scott (Tony) of New York. Three brothers, William Evans (Alice Faye) of Lumberton, NC; King Evans (Bernadine) of Lumberton, NC; and Hurbert Evans of Lumberton NC; a sister-in-law Linda Riddy (Norris) of Lumberton, NC, and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives, and friends.
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