April 24, 1944March 2, 2019

Sally Anne Evans, 74, went to be with the Lord on March 2nd, 2019 after a short but brutal battle with cancer. She was born on April 24th 1944 in Oswego, New York to Dorothy and Phillip Johnson. She received her BS in Elementary Education from SUNY Oswego and her MS from St John’s University in Administration and Supervision. She met her husband Ross in Brooklyn and they were married on September 28th, 1968. Sally worked in education for most of her career and was passionate about helping teachers find pedagogical solutions in impoverished high-risk schools. She made Charlotte her home in 1998 and was a much-treasured member of Assurance United Methodist Church. She received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and IT from UNC Charlotte in 2006 and was employed by the College of Education of the University of Phoenix and St Thomas’s University until she passed. Sally enjoyed playing praise songs on the piano, reading mysteries, shopping, working out in her local gym and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Sally passed away secure in her faith in Jesus Christ and surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband Ross, her three children, Suzanne, Robert, and Thomas, and her two grandchildren Megan and Christopher. Sally was a deeply loving, joyful and gentle soul and will be dearly missed. A celebration of Sally’s life will be held on Friday 8th March at 11am at Assurance United Methodist Church, Huntersville. “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:19, NIV)


  • Memorial Service Friday, March 8, 2019


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Joyce Huggins

March 6, 2019

Sally had the qualities of kindness, dedication, respect, perseverance, motivation, patience, love for others and the list is endless. Her children, grandchildren, husband, and friends were truly blessed to have Sally in their lives. Sally was my true friend for fifteen years, and I could count on Sally when I needed prayers, a lunch buddy, and a good listening ear. Her Christianity was shown through her actions and words. To Sally's family, I express Heartfelt Sympathy and Celebration because Sally has been rewarded for serving the Lord with gladness on earth. Let's prepare to meet her in that glorious eternal home! Joyce Huggins, Friend & Work Associate in Charlotte Mecklenburg & Gaston County Schools