Evans, Mary Alice Age: 89

Passed Away: 2011-02-17

Funeral Home:

Mrs. Mary Alice Evans, 89, of Conyers, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Beatrice Olivia and Oliver Snead Dyson; son, Roy Craig Evans; and grandson, Christopher Brant Duensing. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Leonard Lamar Evans, Jr., of Conyers; son, Leonard Lamar Evans, III; daughters and son-in-law, Dale and Ray Duensing, of Social Circle, Frances Evans, of Locust Grove; brother, George Dyson and family, of Watkinsville; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Evans was known as wife, mother, nanny, sister, friend and mentor. She was an original member of Conyers Christian Church and a current member of McDonough Christian Church. She was a multi-talented lady who enjoyed sewing, quilting and baking wedding cakes. She was owner and teacher of a ceramics studio, enjoyed painting china, oils, and portraits, and making stained-glass windows. Mrs. Evans even built a large rock wall by herself. She was a machinist and die maker at the family business. She was the Georgia Ladies Skeet and Trap Shooting Champion. Mrs. Evans loved to travel, organizing field trips with the seniors of her church. She also visited the Holy Land, Haiti, Greece, Italy, Israel, as well as numerous other places. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m., at McDonough Christian Church, with Ministers Paul Leslie, Brandt Johnson and Bill Rollins officiating. Interment will follow at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens, Conyers. Family will receive friends Saturday, Feb. 19, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to McDonough Christian Church Missions, 2000 Jonesboro Road, McDonough, Ga. 30253, or Haitian Christian Mission www.haitianchristianmission.org, or Kerala Christian Missions. Condolences may be submitted online at www.scotward.com. Scot Ward Funeral Services –– Harry White Chapel, 1299 Milstead Ave., Conyers, Ga. 30012, (770) 483-7216.