Patricia Ann Evans, 60, of Springfield entered into eternal rest on October 9, 2019. She was born October 6, 1959 to the late Elbert A. and Esther (Beard) Evans. “Patty” as she was affectionately known, was raised in Los Angeles, CA by her adopted parents, Sylvester and Hattie Buford. In 1984 she returned to Ohio and attended Springfield City Schools until 1986 prior to the birth of her son. Later returning to California she made a life commitment to serving the Lord becoming an ordained Evangelist in 1990. Devoted faithfully to the ministry along with her son, the late Rev. Storme LaRoi Evans, Pastor of eh Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, CA. She leaves to cherish her memory, her sisters, Terri (Lawrence) Strodes and Beth Evans and brother, Marques A. Evans, all of Springfield; uncles, Deacon Wm (Annette) Evans, Vernon (Tracy) Evans and Robert (Aloria) Portis; nephews, Armon and Suluki Evans and Brandon January; nieces, Hope Evans-Givens, Fanta Avery, LaTasha Ervin-Johnson, Kendra Strodes, LaTonda Ceriffe and Taylor Thompson; special cousin, Toni Beard and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, brother, Darrell Evans and nephews, Marlone “Tony” Avery and Mark A. Smith. Per Patty’s request, her body was cremated. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Kinley Funeral Home.
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