Joan Patricia Evans

August 2, 1939January 6, 2018

Joan Patricia Evans, 78, passed away Saturday, January 06, 2018, at her residence in Forest. She was the wife of the late James Howard Evans, Jr. She was born August 2, 1939, in Crumpler, WV, to the late Charles Bascum Jones and the late Ibiline Meadows Jones.

Joan was a fulltime homemaker, a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.

In addition to her husband and parents, Joan was preceded in death by one son, Michael Wayne Evans.

Joan is survived by her children, Sarah Swecker, her husband Mark of St. Paul and their children, Tyler and Evan; Mark H. Evans, his wife Suzanne of Lynchburg and their children, Anna and Katie; Teresa Hailey, her husband Kevin of Lynchburg and their children, Jesse and Jacob; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Evans of Forest and her children, Kristen (Matt), Kaitlyn (Zach), Klaire and Aaron; three great grandchildren, Charlotte, Hazel and Liam; numerous nieces and nephews; and other loving family members and friends.

A private service will be conducted with the family, per Joan’s request.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a charity of one's choice.

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Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.


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Becky Adams

January 9, 2021

Pictures of Aunt Joan came up in my memories today; sweet woman who shared stories of family with me when we last met. You're in my thoughts, say hi to mom for me.

Rebecca Adams

January 13, 2018

Rest in peace, Aunt Joan. Your pain is done and you are reunited with loved ones who left before you. Til we meet again...
Rebecca Joan (Kade) Adams

Valerie Callahan

January 9, 2018

Your mom was a very special lady. I truly enjoyed working with her and appreciated her dry wit and humor. She had a determination that was second to none and she taught me a lot in the way she did things. Love and prayers to your family <3

Anna Murray

January 7, 2018

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. I grew up with Joan in Algoma, WV. A truly lovely person. With kind regards to the family, Anna Belle Goad Murray

Debbie Carter

January 7, 2018

Your family has my heartfelt condolence on the passing of your mother. She was such a special and sweet lady and will be truly missed. I have been cleaning her home for a while now and will miss her terribly. My prayers are with your family.

Patsy Maxey

January 6, 2018

Please accept my heartfelt condolence on the loss of your mother. Focus on the sweet memories and all the times you spent with her. She will always be in your heart. She now walks streets of gold and has no pain. Prayers will be with each of you in the days ahead. Stay strong, she's still watching over you!