November 04, 1947 – October 24, 2019
Marian Sheilah Evans “Sheilah” went to be with her Lord and Saviour on October 24, 2019.
Born November 4, 1947, she was preceded in death by her parents, Dalton Langham and Dorothy “Toots” Langham. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Donald Richard Evans, who has carried her ribbon in his wallet since she was 18. She is also survived by one son, Richard Linwood “Richie” Evans (Melissa); grandchildren: Thad Evans (Eva), Dalton Evans (McKenzie), Elizabeth Evans, Emerson Evans, Carly Watson; godchildren, Holly Shirley (Jimbo), Mary Catherine Nelson (Heath), Henley Hart, Harper Nelson; her best friend, Deborah George; and a multitude of cousins and friends.
A 1966 graduate of W.S. Neal High School, she took pride in her school and her class and loved Homecoming festivities. Sheilah ran the W.S. Neal bus shop and later was the manager of the Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio in Brewton. She always had a twinkle in her eye and loved to laugh and celebrate life. She would recount stories with such vivid detail and expression that you would feel like you had the same experience she did.
Sheilah hosted baby showers and bridal showers for everyone she knew and had the greatest party ideas way before Pinterest existed. One time, she ate Gerber applesauce for a month to have enough baby food jars to serve pastel marshmallow/Jell-O salad at a shower. Sheilah loved decorating for the holidays and gathering everyone at her home. She went above and beyond for those she loved.
Alabama football dominated her fall Saturdays and she loved watching the Crimson Tide with her family.
She never missed a milestone or a steppingstone in the lives of her loved ones and was a mama bear who took great pride in and loved her grandchildren. Always present and reliable, if she told you she would show up, you could take it to the bank. She kept her promises. She is the person you could count on to visit you in the hospital, sit with you when you were grieving, put twenty in your hand as she hugged you, clean your house when your baby was born, bring you a personal gift that she had carefully selected, cook you a meal, and open her doors to make you feel welcome.
Sheilah loved with her whole heart, lived a life free of judgement, and always looked for the best in everyone. She had a strong faith in Christ and never went to bed without asking forgiveness and praying for her family. A member of the New Home Freewill Baptist Church, she spent her last waking morning on this earth praising God.
If you told Sheilah a secret, she took it with her to heaven. All she ever wanted from those around her was happiness and contentment and she would go to extraordinary measures to facilitate peace and love.
There is a hole in the heart of everyone who knew her and an emptiness that nothin can replace. Her family rejoices in the joyful hope of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and look forward to meeting her again in Glory to celebrate for eternity with our Saviour.
Visitation will be held Friday evening October 25, 2019 from 5 until 7 P.M. at Craver’s Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Marian Sheilah Langham Evans are scheduled for Saturday morning October 26, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. from the Chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Craig, Bro. Thaddeus Evans officiating. Interment to follow in Weaver Cemetery in the Appleton Community with Craver’s Funeral Home of Brewton directing.
Pallbearers: Chad Cooper, Keith Cooper, Tanner Hornbeak, Kenneth Langham, Ryan Parr, Dennis Harold.
Honorary Pallbearer: Kenneth Smith.