Barbara Laverne Evans passed away on July 11, 2022, in her home. Born May 19, 1947 in Dallas, Texas to the parentage Melvin Raily Chandler II and Virginia Dale Hall.
Barbara grew up in Dallas, Texas. She attended Dallas Independent School District and furthered her education at several Dallas County Community Colleges. A majority of her working career began at Barclays and ended at Citi Group. She received Christ at an early age under Pastor E. Thomas of Miracle Revival Center. She later attended Church on The Rock under Pastor Benny Finn Sr. and last resided at Greater Zion Baptist Church under Pastor M. A. Johnson where she served on the Hospitality Committee.
Barbara’s first marriage was to Eddie Evans Sr. And to the union four children were born. Her second marriage was to Henry Strange, and to that union there were no children.
She loved to shop, dance, listen to music, fish, and enjoy family activities.
Barbara is preceded in death by her father Melvin Raily Chandler II, Mother Virginia Dale Hall, brother Melvin Raily Chandler III, and sister Karen A. Lacy.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories; sister Charlie “Pat” Tisdale, 2 brothers Richard G. Chandler and Jerry Lynn Choice. Four children; 2 daughters Dana E. Garrett and Kathey L. Favors, 2 sons Eddie L. Evans Jr. and Tracy D. Evans. 10 Grandchildren; 12 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great-great Grandchild. She has a host of nieces, nephews, and other special relatives.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Lincoln Funeral Home Staff, Pastor M. A. Johnson and Greater Zion Baptist Church family along with family and friends.
Barbara's favorite song:
"Because He Lived"
Favorite Scripture: Psalms 119: 169-176: Let my cry come near before thee, O Lord: give me understanding according to thy word. Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word. My lips shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness. Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts. I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord: and thy law is my delight. Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgements help me. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.