OBITUARY

Betty Jane (Friedel) Evans

November 23, 1929October 7, 2021

Betty Jane Evans, born November 23, 1929, in Hillside New Jersey, peacefully entered the gates of Heaven on October 7, 2021, in Huntsville Alabama. Betty obtained her LPC at New York City Nursing School. She worked most of her life as an LPN, sacrificing a lot to gain her nursing degree. In 1974, Betty gave her life to the Lord, became a born-again Christian and moved to Birmingham Alabama to attend Southeastern Bible College, where she graduated in 1982. Betty worked with Christian Service Mission as an Assistant Director, traveled to Africa for mission work and volunteered at various church camps during the summers as a camp nurse. Betty met and married Leon Evans in April of 1993, in what she described as the happiest days of her life. They eventually moved to Huntsville Alabama and enjoyed spending time together, being involved with their church family, bowling, and spending time with their children, grandchildren, great-grandkids and friends. Betty lovingly cared for Leon until his Alzheimer’s took him home in June 2004. Betty spent the remaining years of her life as she always had, in service to others. Although retired from nursing, Betty began working at a women’s shelter, giving testimony to the women about the Glory and Grace of the Lord. It was also in Huntsville that Betty met her dearest friend, Norma Short, who has unselfishly cared for Betty for the past almost two years. The family is eternally grateful to Ms. Norma, who never looked at the role of the caregiver as a burden, but a gift and calling. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Leon Evans, her daughter Linda Do Lobman, son Gary Edward Do, niece Nancy, who she loved like a daughter, two brothers and two sisters. Betty leaves behind her son Thomas Do, and seven grandchildren: Kyle Roebuck, Jessica Sullivan, Gary Do, Jennifer (Do) Bernal, Phillip Lobman, Joshua Do and Patrick Do. She also leaves behind seven great-grandchildren. Betty Jane Evans was a sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great – grandmother, friend, and most cherished roll, faithful child of God. Special thanks to the Good Samaritan Hospice, Visiting Angels, Be One Ministries Family and special caregiver, Sheila Thompson Clark. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Be One Ministries P.O. Box 601 Calera, Al. 35040. Family will receive Friends Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel 1500 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham Al. 35235.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ridoutstrussvillechapel.com for the Evans family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

Memories

Betty Jane (Friedel) Evans

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Todd Cox

October 14, 2021

Betty was a beloved member of our StonePoint Church congregation in our early years. I'll never forget meeting Betty for the first time with her niece Nan Brown when they came to visit. We had only been launched as a new church for just a few months and didn't have a large congregation. Betty came in with such a smile on her face and joy in her heart that I knew Jesus was her Savior and the Holy Spirit was evident in her. Betty and Nan became members soon after their visit and an important part of StonePoint Church.

I remember as we were growing our worship team and I was eager for us to have drums, Betty told me that she had taken some drum lessons before and loved the drums and was willing to play if we needed. That was always her heart and attitude, to be willing to do whatever the church needed and to serve Jesus to reach more people!

Betty was always such a great encourager to me as a pastor and always had a smile on her face, a spring in her step, joy in her heart, and words of love and encouragement on her lips.

When Betty moved back to Birmingham it was sad for us but we knew she was going where God was calling her. I'm so thankful she led her niece, Nan Brown, and Nan's dad Ken Brown to StonePoint as well. We love this family and even though Nan and Betty are now with Jesus, we can rejoice knowing that we had a special time with them on earth and we will see them soon when we are reunited with Jesus!

I have inserted a photo below of Betty and my wife Tina

Pastor Todd Cox
Lead Pastor
StonePoint Church
Cumming, GA

Jeannie Gesford

October 13, 2021

I loved her dearly. Such a beautiful smile. So faithful. I think my Dad thought of her as a dependable faithful good sister. I remember when she came to Baytown with Leon to see the twins. She had so many funny stories of her twin brothers. I will miss her. God bless

Mary Meador

October 13, 2021

My heart found a special joy in a friendship with Ms. Betty. She brought a smile to my face & heart everytime I was with her. Her love for the Lord is strong & she had a way to share God's love with others. I loved the joy she had. When she'd get excited she couldn't contain it & it came out as what I called "The Ms. Betty Jig" and next thing ya know you found yourself doing the same jig. She quickly found a special place in my heart. I'm grateful for every memory I have with her. She blessed mine & my children's life with her presence of love, joy, & outlook. Anyone who took the time to know this beautiful butterfly 🦋 knew a wonderful woman! My heart is sad over her passing, but I can hear her telling us all that she's got the best dancing feet up in Heaven with our Father; be happy in this peace & love she knows. I love you dearly and will miss you!! ❤❤❤

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY