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A'mazin-Gracen Jireh Evans

December 10, 2017November 19, 2019

A’mazin-Gracen Jireh Evans passed away on November 19, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia, at the tender age of 23 months. He was a typical toddler that didn’t let his battle with Leukemia keep him down. He was full of attitude and smiles, especially when he saw Elmo.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Christina Sawyer and Jazz R. Gipson; siblings, Bryan, J-via, Averie, Juan, Tru-Blesyn, Justice, and Jacorri; grandparents, Rose and Kieth Doswell; and many other family and friends that loved him very much.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk. The family will receive friends beginning an hour prior. He will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens following the service.


  • Christina Sawyer, Mother
  • Jazz R. Gipson, Father
  • Bryan, Sibling
  • J-via, Sibling
  • Averie, Sibling
  • Juan, Sibling
  • Tru-Blesyn, Sibling
  • Justice, Sibling
  • Jacorri, Sibling
  • Rose Doswell, Grandmother
  • Keith Doswell, Grandfather
  • Many other family and friends that loved him very much.


  • Visitation Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Burial Monday, November 25, 2019


A'mazin-Gracen Jireh Evans

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Kelvin and Sharon Brown

November 25, 2019

Hello Family,

We met a few times at the Ronald McDonald House in Durham. We got the chance to meet A'mazin! Know that our hearts go out to you and your family! Sending lots of love and strength. May God bless you!

Kelvin, Sharon and Kelvin Jr

LaRue Neilson

November 25, 2019

You may not remember me but I met you at the RMH is Durham with my son Hayes who also battles leukemia. I heard the news today and wanted you to know we send our love and prayers for you and your family. We will never forget his sweet smile and him greeting us. Our hearts are sad at this loss.

Tanya Jones Horne

November 25, 2019

I said a prayer for you and yours, that God will touch you all with His healing hands and give you the comfort and peace you need. My heart is heavy and the pain is familiar...just remember to keep your heart and hands close to God. With you all in my mind and heart. I may not be there physically .. .please know I am spiritually. With warmest regard and love. Auntie Tanya (Jones Family)

Runettia O'Bryant

November 24, 2019

Jessica and I are sorry that we cannot be there with you as you lay your sweet sweet baby to rest. Know that you, Jazz and your kids are in our prayers and you forever will be. We love you all. We will never forget our sweet A’mazin-Gracen and that big smile of his. We love you and we are here for you even though we can’t be with you physically.

Marie Exum

November 23, 2019

You do not know me but when I saw your dear sweet little boy had passed on the same day as my Mom who is at the same funeral home, I felt compelled to reach out to you. My mother was a foster parent when she was young for over twenty years and she was Mom to over 100 children during that span of time . She adored children and some how your sweet child being there at the same time and sharing the same day of passing is bitter sweet and touches my heart and I just wanted to share that with you. My heart aches for you and your family. My family also lost two children in our families past and there is nothing more heart breaking. I pray Gods peace be with you.