The Orange Leader
Patsy Anita Evans, 82, of Bridge City passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
Funeral services will be 2pm, Saturday, August 31, 2013, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Pastor Kirk Ellender and Pastor Mark Bunch. A graveside service will be 2pm, Sunday, September 1, 2013, at Pinecrest Cemetery in Troup, Texas.
Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm, Friday, August 30, 2013, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City.
Born in Combs, Arkansas, on April 11, 1931, Patsy was the daughter of Edward James Stephens and Drucilla Markham Stephens. She attended Tyler Junior College and graduated from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Patsy was one of the first faculty members of Bridge City High School. She taught for 33 years with 31 of those years being dedicated to teaching home economics and family living at Bridge City High School. Patsy loved to travel, cook, and go on shopping trips. She will be missed by her family, students, and friends.
Patsy was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jesse Wyatt Evans of Bridge City; son, Stephen Wyatt Evans and wife, Donna of Groves; grandchild, Jessica Ellender and husband, Jadon of Nederland; great-grandchild, Anderson Wyatt Ellender of Nederland; and brother, Jack Edward Stephens of Dallas.
Serving as pallbearers will be Morris Duhon, Bill Van, Jadon Ellender, Mark Anderson, Bucky VanBreeman, and Cliff Dorsey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church; 1155 W Roundbunch Rd, Bridge City, Texas 77611, (409) 735-5546; or the American Cancer Society; P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, 1-800-227-2345.