Evelyn Davenport Chance
February 13, 1928 – December 12, 2020
A graveside service for Evelyn Ann Chance will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Hill Crest Memorial Park with Deacon Lois Maberry officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 14, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Evelyn Ann (Nan) Davenport Chance was born on February 13, 1928 to Asa Evan Davenport and Nora Leanne Davenport in Ferriday, LA and went to her eternal home on December 12, 2020 in Bossier City, LA.
Nan, also affectionately known as Nana, was reared by her sister Velma Coker Dumas and husband John Henry Dumas and moved to Bossier City in 1941. She graduated from Bossier High School in 1945 where she was a School Beauty, Homecoming Queen and graduated with honors. After graduation, Nan worked at Bossier Bank and married Edward W Chance Jr. on June 22, 1949. Nan and Ed were married 60 years until his death in 2009.
Everyone who knew her, knew she was a classic southern lady who loved hosting family gatherings. Her home was a refuge to all who entered and no matter when you showed up to Nana’s house, she had a delicious meal, a fresh pot of coffee and a piece of her famous pound cake waiting. Nana was kind, witty, graceful and resilient and in her final days she reminded us all that she was a true Steel Magnolia.
Nan is survived by her children Lisa Chance of Baton Rouge, Edward Chance III and wife Nanci of Bossier City, John Chance and wife Kate of Shreveport; grandchildren Tiffany Snell Knapp, Jay Snell, Chelsey Chance Weatherly, Brady Chance, Jordan Chance Kerr; and seven, soon to be eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jay Snell, Brady Chance, Eric Weatherly, Logan Kerr, Ben Knapp, Chance Snell and Cole Snell. The family wishes to thank America Martin, Heritage Manor Bossier City, and 3 North Wing of WKB. Special thanks to her nurse Jamie Davenport for her compassion during Nana’s final days.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.act.alz.org
- Lisa Chance, Daughter
- Edward Chance III (Nanci), Son
- John Chance (Kate), Son
- Tiffany Snell Knapp, Granddaughter
- Jay Snell, Grandson
- Chelsey Chance Weatherly, Granddaughter
- Brady Chance, Grandson
- Jordan Chance Kerr, Granddaughter
- Jay Snell
- Brady Chance
- Eric Weatherly
- Logan Kerr
- Ben Knapp
- Chance Snell
- Cole Snell
Monday, December 14, 2020
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Evelyn Davenport Chance
December 22, 2020
Lisa I'm so very sorry for the loss of your mom. I'm just seeing about her. God Bless you and your family. Prayers with you all, I know your Christmas will be hard. I'll be thinking of you and your family. Marguerite Parker Dawson