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E OF C C H EN 20 Years


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9 - 2009

Celebrating July 24 - 26, 2009 • R

idgeland, MS

20 Years July 24 - 26, 2009

Celebrating 20 Years of Evans Family Reunions Welcome Family & Friends


lvin, Aftan, Ariel and I are humbled by the opportunity to host this 2009 Evans Family Reunion.

We have experienced great changes in our Nation and in our world over the last year. We are excited about the changes that have taken place and are happy to be part of them. We know one thing that is certain in life is “change�. In order to be successful we must be willing to change. We must be willing to make those changes in obedience to God to allow us to achieve those things that God has in store for us. Although the world is constantly changing, we the members of Evans Family are endowed with the Power of God to make a Powerful and significant impact on the world we live in. Change for everlasting life, God has promised according to Matthew 18:3 Assuredly, I say to you, unless you change and become as little children you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Change for a better life now , 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. We can be the change; we can make the change, because we have faith in an unchanging God. Love

Alvin, Yuree, Aftan , and Ariel.


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Schedule of Events Friday, July 24 3:00-5:00p

Arrivals @Hotel or lodging locations


Welcome Reception/Family Talent Share @ The Cedars

4145 Old Canton Road Jackson, MS 39216

NOTE: Please be prepared to participate in the Family Talent Share

(This year’s event will not be judged, but will be fun)

Saturday, July 25 8:00-8:45a

Devotion @ MBA (MS Basketball & Athletics Facility)

2240 Westbrook Road Jackson, MS 39211

Devotion will be lead by Dr. Donnie Evans and Dr. John Adams


Breakfast and Fashion Show

NOTE: There will be a Family segment in this show so each person wanting to participate should bring their favorite outfit to model.

10:00a-2:00p Family Activities which will include basketball, volley ball, obstacle course challenge, space jump, cake walk, shopping vendors, and much more.

Snacks will be available at the facilities concession stand throughout the day. Lunch will be served at noon.


Free Time


Fish Fry @ The Cedars featuring Chef J. W.’s World Famous Catfish 4145 Old Canton Road Jackson, MS 39216

Surprise Guest Entertainment

Sunday, July 26 8:30-10:00a

Breakfast @ The Cedars

4145 Old Canton Road Jackson, MS 39216

10:00-12:30p Church Services @ Word of Faith Christian Center

4890 Clinton Blvd • Jackson, MS 39209


Sunday Dinner & Mom Evans Birthday Celebration @ The Cedars


Evans Family Reunion - Celebrating 20 Years

Menu Friday, July 24

Saturday, July 25

Sunday, July 26




Fried Drumettes Fried Chicken Tenders Hot Wings Hawaiian Meatballs Hamburgers Green Salad Assorted Hot & Cold Pastas Jambalya Assorted Chips/Dips Assorted Desserts

Scrambled Eggs Grits Breakfast Potatoes French Toast Sticks Sausage patties Bacon Beef Links Assorted Muffins Biscuits Fresh Fruit Assorted Juices Coffee

Scrambled Eggs Grits Breakfast Potatoes French Toast Sticks Sausage patties Bacon Beef Links Assorted Muffins Biscuits Fresh Fruit Assorted Juices Coffee



Deli Boxed Lunches Pizza

Dinner Fried Catfish Ribs Chicken Bakes Beans Potato Salad Corn on the Cob Hushpuppies Rolls Assorted Desserts


Fried Chicken Roast Beef Turkey & Dressing Green Salad Collard Greens String Beans Field Peas Yams Macaroni & Cheese Rolls/Cornbread Assorted Desserts Sweet tea

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Evans Family History We Remember 1992


Evans Family Reunion - Celebrating 20 Years

Evans Family Crest


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The Evans Family Tree torrye raymond & kathy Claire

Joshua Torrye Jr. Kamiel

donna scheree & james washington James Jr.

Ingrid Lashell & John adams

Carl orlando ivana



John III

Demetria Delisia & James Davis yuree linet & alvin cox Aftan Ariel

donnie & shirley carson

jacqueline (deceased) & richard williams

Donovan Devan

Jacolby howard benjamin (deceased)


Jessica JaKyjah, Ja’kayla, Jeiki

annette & howard d. austin

Fannie Mae & Sam McClinton Rederick Evans & Carla Rederick Jr., Shamark, Demarcus





Yulanda Jalen, Marcus, Na’Myria, Alyssa, Akyiel, Akyiah

United in Holy Matrimony

Howard II Jessie Mae & Willie Johnson Willie Jr. Candace

Kesi & Michael Lee Kiera, Michael, Jr.

jessie evans & lottie mae grove

Evans Family Reunion - Celebrating 20 Years


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Evans Family Reunion - Celebrating 20 Years




? o h w uess


Guess who?

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. -- Washington Irving A mother’s love liberates. -- Maya Angelou My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind. -- Michael Jordan 10

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Lottie Groves Evans Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates. -- The Heavenly Father Proverbs 31:10, 25-31 kjv


Evans Family Reunion - Celebrating 20 Years


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Evans Family Reunion - Celebrating 20 Years

The Evans Family Talent Show History



Host Family




Doug & Annette E. Austin

Baton Rouge, LA

Austin Family “Super Woman”


Donnie & Shirley Evans

Houston, TX

Mom, Torrye Rederick D.J. Humpty Dump“


Willie & Jessie Johnson

Chicago, IL

Johnson Family Drama “Straighten Out Your Life”


James & Donna E.Washington

Belzoni, MS

Jackie Williams & Ingrid “Pass It On”


Yuree Evans

Jackson, MS

Yuree Evans “Phenomenal Woman”


John & Ingrid E. Adams

St. Louis, MO

Adams & Johnson “The Little Pig”


Mom (Lottie Evans) Fannie E. McClinton Torrye Evans

Belzoni, MS

Washington Family Drama “The Black Hand”


Doug & Annette E. Austin

Baton Roug, LA

D’Anah , Faye, Jessica “Wind Beneath My Wing”


Shirley & Donnie Evans

Sugar Land, TX

Donnie Evans Family “Love You Forever”


Willie & Jessie E. Johnson

Chicago, IL

The Cox Family D’Anah, Faye, Jessica “Little Sister”


James & Donna E. Washington

Baton Rouge, LA

Donnie Evans Family “Rabbit & Leopard”


Alvin & Yuree E. Cox

Jackson, MS

Johson: “Peace” D. Evans Mr. Rogers African American Version Ausitn: Purpose


Johh & Ingrid Adams

Destin, FL & Jackson, MS

Austin & D. Evans “Visit to Bible Times


Torrye & Kathy Evans

Jackson, MS

Washington Family “Mamma”


Fannie E. McClinton & Lottie Evans

Belzoni, MS

Austin Family “I Am”


Lottie Evans

Belzoni, MS

Adams Family “Prodigal Son”


Carl Evans & Adams

Clinton, MS

Austin Family The Egg, Coffee Bean or Carrot


Willie & Jessie Johson

Chicago, IL

D. Evans Family & Adams Skit


Donnie & Shirely Evans

Houston, TX

Austin & McClinton Stand Musical


Doug & Annette E. Austin

Baton Rouge, LA

All Evans Family

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Happy Birthday January



3 Donnie Evans 3 Roger Evans 7 Jeiki Williams 10 Torrye Evans 22 Jasmine McKenzie 24 Douglas Austin

2 Howard Austin 8 Ingrid Adams 13 Jessica Williams 18 Aftan Cox 31 Willie Johnson, Jr.




10 Kiera Johnson 20 Donovan Evans 23 Micheal Reed, Jr 28 Rederick Evans 29 Devan Evans 29 Micheal Reed, Sr. 29 Shemark Black

7 Ariel Cox 10 Diedra Washington 25 Marcus Hall

13 Shirley Evans 21 Ja’Kyjah Williams 23 Carl Evans 30 Na’Myria Evans




4 Aylssa Evans 6 Ja’kayla Lawrence 9 Chrishwanta Austin 9 Yulanda Fay Evans 11 Fannie Evans 19 Alberthia McKenzie 20 Kamiel Evans 30 Jalen Myers

7 Joshua Evans 13 Alvin Cox 13 Jeremy Evans 19 Ernestine Austin 21 James Washington 25 Clarie S. Evans 26 Lottie Evans October Birthday Blessings Instead of counting candles, Or tallying the years, Contemplate your blessings, As your birthday nears. Consider special people Who love you, and who care, And others who’ve enriched your life Just by being there. Think about the memories Passing years can never mar, Experiences great and small That have made you who you are. Another year is a happy gift, So cut your cake, and say, “Instead of counting birthdays, I count blessings every day!”

9 John Adams, III 11 John Adams, II 14 Kathy Evans 16 Bud (Willie) Johnson 18 Alexus M. Keys


1 Rederick Evans 4 Candace Johnson 5 Annette Austin 15 James Washington, Jr. 16 Delisia Evans Davis 17 Donna Washington

8 Sam Evans, Jr.


1 Torrye Evans, Jr. 3 Akyiel & Akyiah Evans 7 James Davis 11 Yuree Cox 13 Kesi Reed 13 Kenneth Keys 16 Douglas Austin, Jr. 20 Jacqueline Williams 21 Demetria Washington 26 D’Anah Evans 26 Ivanna Adams 27 Porche’ Jane Keys 29 Jessie Mae Johnson 30 Jessie Evans

By Joanna Fuchs


Evans Family Reunion - Celebrating 20 Years

N ames and Addresses Dr. & Mrs. John Adams 5054 Williamson Road Clinton, MS 39056 Home: 601.925.1205 Mobile John: 601.946.8301 Shell: 601.519.1709 Email: Dr. Chriswhanta Austin 9656 N.W. 7th Circle Apt 1815 Plantation, FL 33324 Home: 954.423.8668 Mobile: 225.324.1473 Email: Mr. & Mrs. Douglass Austin 12991 Highland Road Baton Rouge, LA 70810 Home:225.769.9460 Mobile Doug: 225.907.6325 Annette: 225.229.0869 Email: Mr. & Mrs. Howard Austin P.O. Box 681 Belzoni, MS 39038 Home: 662.247.1182 Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Cox 605 Berridge Drive Ridgeland, MS 39157 Home: 601.707.5063 Mobile Alvin: 601.291.5179 Yuree: 601.624.3352 Email: evans.coxyuree@yahoo. com Mr. & Mrs. James Davis 2510 Gate Circle Apt 32 Baton Rouge, LA 70815 Home: 225.454.3768 Mr. Carl Evans 10725 Pleasant Sand Drive El Paso, TX 79924-1751 Home: 915.276.4661


Dr. & Mrs. Donnie Evans 1310 Horseshoe Drive Sugarland, TX 77478 Home: 281.242.6440 Mobile Donnie: 281.451.4654 Shirley: 281.451.3267 Email: Ms. D’Anah Evans 53 Northtown Drive Apt 35-G Jackson, MS 39211 601.540.8750 Mr. & Mrs. Jessie Evans (Dad) 4015 Oak Cliffe Road Memphis, TN 38111 Home: 901.743.7027 Mrs. Lottie Evans (Mom) 207 Cherry Street Belzoni, MS 39038 Home: 662.247.3182 Mr. & Mrs. Torrye Evans P.O. Box 8781 Jackson, MS 39284 Home: 601.373.2546 Mobile: 601.278.7577 Ms. Yulanda Faye Evans 31 Ryan Street Apt 17-D Belzoni, MS 39038 Mr. & Mrs. Fred Gray P.O. Box 641 Belzoni, MS 39038 Ms. Candace Johnson 7463 Benjamin Street New Orleans, LA 70118 Mr. & Mrs. Willie Johnson 9518 South Green Street Chicago, IL 60643 Home: 773.881.7751 Mobile Jesssie: 776.339.0791 Willie: 773.405.7751

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Keys 123 A Highway 80 East #310 Clinton, MS 39056 Mrs. Fannie McClinton 714 Cain Street Belzoni, MS 39038 Mr. & Mrs. Eric McFerren 8414 Orchard Mist Richmond, TX 77469 Home: 281.265.4581 Mobile Eric: 832.265.3013 Kristie: 832.483.6292 Mrs. Alberthia McKenzie 682 White Rock Memphis, TN 38109 Home: 901.398.7641 Mobile: 901.268.1006 Email: Mrs. Helen Ray 4607 Orange Tulip Drive Bartlett, TN 38135 Home: 901.388.5905 Email: Mr. & Mrs. Micheal Reed 9538 South Green Street Chicago, IL 60643 Home: 773.445.73145 Email: Mr. & Mrs. James Washington 9724 Regency Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70815 Home: 225.923.2509 Mobile Donna: 225.923.2509 Email:

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Conclusion and Thanks Glory be to God for the things he has done. We (Alvin, Yuree, Aftan, and Ariel) would like to say thank you all for coming to share in the 20th Year Evans Family Reunion. We pray that your life will never be the same. A very Special thanks to Carol Woodson & Karen Porter, & Staff of WhatUSay Event Planning. This event would not have been possible without them.

Benediction Until We Meet Again May God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as Jesus did, This sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it, Trusting that You will make all things right, If I surrender to Your will, So that I may be reasonably happy in this life, And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

Amen. Full Original Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)


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