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Cheryl Luvinia (Cooper) Evans
December 13, 1952 ~ September 20, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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Cheryl Luvinia Cooper White Evans was born on December 13, 1952 to Hillary and Francis Cooper in Covington, La. Cheryl received her formal education at Pineview High School in Covington, La. Cheryl entered the work force at an early age. She was very talented and would perform any job given to her with the best of her ability. The first of her favorite, as she would often mention and tell stories about would be Danny’s Fried Chicken in Covington. She would reminisce on how she and her “then and now” dear friend, Carrie Mea Heath would run that chicken place like it was theirs, and the boss couldn’t tell them anything different
. Years later, Cheryl stepped out on faith and decided to start a housekeeping service, that would soon become her passion. Cheryl was very passionate and particular about her business of 30 years and the families she serviced. If you worked for her or with her, things had to be done just as she would do it or not at all. Needless to say, Cheryl worked alone. Cheryl may have started as the “housekeeper” but would eventually be known as family and a true friend.
Cheryl accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age, and was united with St. James Baptist Church of Madisonville, La., under the leadership of the late Reverend A. Nixon.
Cheryl married the late Walter White, and two children were born to this union: Donald and Tina. She later married the late Gary Evans Sr., and three children were born to this union: Ursula, Gary Jr. and Jeffrey.
After relocating to Folsom, La, Cheryl later rededicated her life to Christ and became a member of Faith Hope and Charity Church of God In Christ, under the leadership of the late Superintendent Felton Brumfield. Cheryl later became a member of Evangelical Church of God In Christ where she served on the Usher Board, the Mission Board, and the Pastor Aide Committee. These are just a few of the many areas she served.
Although Cheryl was already doing the work and living the life of a dedicated Missionary of the Lord, she received and became a licensed Missionary under the leadership of Elder Larry Bickham. In 2011, Cheryl stood beside her husband and joined First Baptist Church of Folsom where she remained a faithful member until her death.
Missionary Cheryl Evans was vital in the community as a whole; she had no problem praising the Lord no matter what church she was attending. She had no problem and would not hesitate helping others no matter what church they attended. She would encourage everyone even if they didn’t attend church at all, to get to know the Lord, get close to God for themselves, she would say get close to God because he is the only one who can and will supply your every need.
Cheryl enjoyed fishing and gardening, Her favorite color was lavender. She took pleasure in being a fan of LSU and the New Orleans Saints.
Cheryl is survived by her children: Donald White of Vancouver, Wa, Tina White of Katy, Tx, Ursula Evans Dorsey of Folsom, La, Gary “Buck” Evans, Jr. of Folsom, La, Jeffrey Evans (Rochelle) of Covington, La, Barbara Evans of Folsom, La, Andrea Evans of Covington, La, Garin James (Aloma) of Gretna, La, and Patrick Evans of Fontana, Ca., 31 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three granddogs, and one grandcat. She is also survived by her two brothers Ronald Cooper Sr. of Mandeville, La, Roland Cooper of Madisonville, La, and three sisters, Sandra Tanner (James) of Madisonville, La, Anna James (Bobby) of Laranger, La, and Ronda Cooper of Covington, La. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gary Evans, Sr., her son, Eric Cooper, her parents, Hillary and Francis Cooper, and her brother, Dennis Cooper, Sr.