Ida Mae EvansOctober 1, 1931 ~ May 15, 2017 (age 85)
On October 1 ,1931, a candle was lit for sister Ida Mae Evans and it burned brightly for 85 years. Her light began to dim and flicker and then it expired May 15,2017, in Indiana. Sister Ida Mae Evans, was a long-time resident of the South Bend area, she died surrounded by her family and love ones.
Ida Mae Evans was born in Blytheville, AR to Arvelia and Milton Moon Sr. Sister Evans gave her life to the Lord at an early age and faithfully served her church Greater New Vision under the leadership of Rev. Williams. Sister Evans had a charismatic smile that could illuminate any room. She was a dedicated member of the usher board and served for many years. Sister Ida Evans loved good food, traveling to family reunions, and praising the lord with her church family.
Ida worked at Ziker Cleaners until she retired and she reentered the job market and retired again from Concord Cleaners. In her retirement shift, she took a position as a Foster Grandparent and she served as mentor and tutor for youth in the South Bend, Head Start Community.
Sister Evans (shorty) is survived by her children, Carlyon Batas, Anthony Johnson, Benita Jackson, one sister: Mary Alice Carr, Atlanta, GA and one brother, George (Dorothy) Moon, Benton Harbor, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great- great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and devoted friends.
Sister Evans was preceded in death by her parents Arvelia and Milton Moon Sr., three brothers Bennie L. Moon, Milton Moon Jr., and Charles “Bot” Moon; six sisters, Margaret Branch, Herbert Durr, Ruth Caldwell, Brenda Moon, Ruby Thomas, Tommie Lee Evans, and her daughter Sharon Moore.
The family wishes to Thank Dr. Andy Dillingham and his entire staff, Dr. Melissa Anderson and her entire staff, Dr. Felipe Perez and his staff, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, palliative care team and physicians, CICOA Aging & in-home Solutions and staff, and Comfort Keeper in Home Senior Care and staff, for their support during this peregrination.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery. A visitation will take place from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Kaniewski Funeral Home, has been entrusted with arrangements.
It was “for this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living” (Rom 14:9) and He “died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him” (1st Thess 5:10) and “since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep” (1st Thess 4:14). That includes all who have died in the faith and those who will be alive at His appearing; therefore, He truly is the Alpha and the Omega.