Joy Belle Haney Evans
July 5, 1933 – April 1, 2019
Born July 5, 1933 on a farm near Melissa, Texas. She was the youngest of 5 children - 1 brother and 3 sisters. Joy went to elementary and junior high in Melissa and graduated from McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney, Texas in 1950. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Melissa, Texas where her father was a deacon and member of the choir. She ‘got off the farm’ in 1951 when she married Audie (Buddy) Evans and moved to Houston where they raised a daughter and a son. She maintained her childhood friendships with her friends Betty Sue Stiles Jeanes, JoAnne Porter Preston and Jessie Faye Mangum Robertson for the rest of their lives. Joy enjoyed reading and cooking for her children and grandchildren, especially at the holidays. Joy and Buddy were married for 49 years until his death in 1999, devoted to each other. Joy and Buddy enjoyed providing for their children and encouraging them in their school activities. After her children were grown, Joy was active in the Old Spring Branch Civic Association for many years. Joy and Buddy enjoyed traveling to the Grand Canyon and across the United States. They especially enjoyed their trips to Pasco, Washington to visit their friends JoAnne and Bill Preston. Joy is preceded in death by her Husband: Audie Berle (Buddy) Evans; Parents; Mother: Mary Laura Elizabeth Goode Haney and Father: Robert Chester Haney, Sr.; Sisters: Dorothy Louise Haney Kauffman, Mildred Lee Haney Wilmurth, Mary Elizabeth Haney Woolbright; Brother: Robert Chester Haney, Jr. Joy is survived by her children: Judy Ann Evans Meaux and her husband Duane, Johnny Ray Evans and his wife Ruby Ana, daughter-in-law Carolyn Faye Helmer Evans; Grandchildren: Christy Ann Meaux, Reneé Michelle Meaux, Sarah Elizabeth Evans and Matthew Christopher Evans and his wife Kieu; Great-Grandchildren; Travis Khoi Davis, Dawson Evans Meaux and Octavia Bella-My Evans. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Silverado Cypresswood Memory Care staff for their loving, compassionate care of their ‘Joy Belle’. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the charity of your choice in honor of Joy.
- Visitation Thursday, April 4, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, April 5, 2019