Parkway Funeral Home & Parkway Memorial Cemetery

1161 Highland Colony Pkwy, Ridgeland, MS


Leslie "Wayne" Evans

February 10, 1939November 21, 2019

Leslie “Wayne” Evans, age 80 of Madison, MS went to be with our Lord, on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson from complications of Alzheimer's.

Lovingly known as “Paw Paw,” Wayne was born in Johnson City, Tennessee on February 10, 1939 to the late Clyde Evans and Hazel Evans Gross. He was a graduate of Science Hill High School and the University of Memphis where he was the co-captain of the football team, an All-Time Letterman and a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Wayne was a partner of BPI, Jackson, MS retiring in 2001. He loved playing golf, fishing and had a passion for duck hunting.

Wayne is survived by his beloved wife of 22 years, Judy Wooten Evans; ex-wife Patricia Evans; his brother, Jerry Evans, Johnson City, TN; sister, Judy Sloan, Brady, TX; stepbrother, James (Gladys) Souder; daughters, Leslie (Justyn) Dixon, Leigh Ann Evans (Ricci), Karri (Trevor) Drake; sons, David (Reesa) Evans, Ronald (Theresa) Wooten; six grandchildren, Logan (Rebecca) Drake, Will Drake, Mary Palmer and Jake Wooten, Mary Reid and Sims Dixon; a great-granddaughter, Ella Drake and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; half sister, Paulette Mann and half brother, Ronald Gross.

Visitation will be held Monday, December 2, 2019 at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland, MS at 11:30 a.m. with funeral services beginning at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Parkway Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or The Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children.


  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children


  • Visitation Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 2, 2019


Leslie "Wayne" Evans

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Shirley Zugg Anderson

November 29, 2019

Dear Judy and family, we were so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. May God bless you through this time of grief, Love you. Shirley and Clice Anderson