Mrs. Lida Mae (Roberson) Evans, 90 of Anderson, passed away Wednesday, October 28th in Houston. Visitation with family and friends will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 am, Saturday, October 31st at Zion Lutheran Church in Anderson, followed by a celebration of her life at 11:00 am. Interment will be in Houston National Cemetery, Tuesday, November 3rd at 10:45 am. Rev. Richard Lamb will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.
Lida Mae was born in Houston, Texas on August 23, 1930 to David and Lydia (Danford) Roberson. She married Harold L. Evans and together they raised five children. Mrs. Evans worked as a medical secretary for the VA Hospital in Houston until her retirement. Dedicated to service and commitment, Lida Mae was an active member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Houston. When the couple purchased property in Anderson, Texas and built their retirement home, they made Zion Lutheran Church in Anderson their church home and she became equally involved there. She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. She enjoyed her family, and was an awesome “Big Granny” to her grands and great-grands. She loved to cook and had a wonderful sense of humor and strong faith in her Lord and Savior. Devoted to church and community, she enjoyed having her fingers in several pies at once, although she strongly preferred her pie warm and covered in Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla! She was married to her husband for 71 years until his death in 2018. When asked the secret to such a long and happy marriage, Lida Mae would tell others that keeping the Lord in the center of their marriage and the threat that if he left, he’d have to take all five children with him never hurt, either! This world was a indeed a brighter place with her laughter!
Left to cherish these and other memories are sons and daughters-in-law David and Annie Evans, Douglas and Darlene Evans and Mark and Leigh Evans; daughters and son-in-law Deba Hill and Janet and Charles Cook; 11 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers are her beloved grandchildren, Theresa Barcak, Kathy Dillard, Stacey Viviano, Patricia Bomar, Kimmy Evans, Kalynn Evans, Suzanne Cox, Billy Hill, Bobby Hill, Wesley Cook and Joseph Evans.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Harold L. Evans; five siblings and a granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her name to the LWML of Zion Lutheran Church, Anderson, Texas.
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