August 18, 1940 ~ March 5, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Florence Marie Evans, the family's matriarch, was born in Crosbyton, Texas. She was the sixth child born to Shirley and Lillie Mae Evans. Florence resided for some time between Hobbs, New Mexico, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, before making the decision to move to San Diego, California, to follow her brother Judge Evans.

While residing in San Diego, Florence attended E.C.C. College, where she received her food and nutrition training, and Lincoln High School, where she obtained her C.N.A. license. Florence then went on to teach nutrition throughout many homes in South East San Diego. Florence worked for several years in the field as a C.N.A. before switching careers. Florence worked and ultimately retired from Teledyne Ryan, where she could be found making parts for Apache Helicopters.

Florence navigated life gracefully while raising her children between New Mexico and San Diego. Being a mother to Gerald (Julie), Patrick, Sonya ( Murrell Coleman) of San Diego, California; Cheryl (Brian Sr.) of Dallas, Texas; Derrick (Darnesha), and Kendall of San Diego, California, were all her pride and joy.

For her, family weren't just relatives; they were the stars illuminating her universe. She approached every gathering with joy and enthusiasm. At family reunions, birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions, she ensured that every cousin, aunt, uncle, and those not related felt welcomed and special. Florence accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Church of Christ in New Mexico.

A devout believer, Florence found solace and guidance in her faith, embodying the spirit of helpfulness of the God she served. Need advice? Consult Florence. Seeking wisdom? Florence was the instrument God used to give guidance. She never turned anyone away!

Survived by a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and siblings, Eugene Evans of Sacramento, California; Gwenda Evans and Wanda Green, both of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and enough nieces and nephews to populate a small town. Florence leaves behind a legacy. Though she may have departed this earthly realm, her spirit lingers on in the countless lives she touched. Florence was a beacon of love, laughter, and unwavering spirit.

Rest in peace, dear Florence. May your heavenly home be filled with endless family gatherings, laughter echoing through the halls, and the comforting embrace of those who went before you.

I’ve got no more rivers to cross.



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March 28, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Anderson~Ragsdale Chapel
5050 Federal Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92102

Homegoing Celebration
March 29, 2024

11:00 AM
69th Street Church Of Christ
580 69TH St.
San Diego, CA 92114

March 29, 2024

Mount Hope Cemetery
3751 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92102


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