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Orlester “Lester” Mamon Evans
March 17, 1961 – October 10, 2023
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning Psalm 30:5
To everything there is a season. A time for every purpose under heaven; A time to be born, and a time to die; Time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted… Eccl. 3:1-2
On October 10, 2023, the Lord called his faithful servant, Orlester Mamon Evans, home for eternal rest.
On March 17, 1961 in Arcadia, Louisiana, a baby girl was born, the 4 th child of James Howard Mamon and Mary Ann Thompson Mamon. She was reared by her paternal grandparents Scott and Annie Lee Mitchell Mamon after the death of her mother. Orlester accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Springhill Missionary Baptist Church in Simsboro, LA where she was a member until she moved to St. Rose, LA. She was a native of Ruston, LA, and a resident of LaPlace, LA. She was educated in the Lincoln Parish Public School System attending Simsboro School and Simsboro High School in Simsboro , Louisiana. She studied at Louisiana Tech University. “Lester” was joined in holy matrimony to Earl A. Evans Jr. on September 8, 1984. To this union 2 children were born: Chence DeJean Evans Sr. and Antoine DeSean Evans. Orlester was blessed with the gift of giving from the heart. Orlester would give you her last if you needed it. She enjoyed life to the fullest. Orlester would do anything and everything to ensure her family was comfortable and had everything they needed.
Orlester had a passion for cooking and baking. Her cornbread dressing, gumbo, greens, fried chicken, baked chicken, baked beans, chili, tea cakes, rising bread, red beans, white beans, soups, chicken salad, tuna salad, etc. are to die for. Lester was an active member of Mount Zion Baptist Church for 32 years until her health declined. She would still work with the Women of Zion for Women Day and Church Anniversary. Her favorite song was “Rough Side of the Mountain.” Orlester was last employed by St. Charles Public Schools working as a foodservice technician until she retired in 2013. Her career afforded her to meet many people from diverse backgrounds.
"Lester" leaves to cherish her legacy; her husband Earl Evans, Jr., 2 sons, Chence (Kasime) Evans Sr. of New Orleans and Antoine (Lakia) Evans of LaPlace; 5 grandchildren, Chence Jr., Kassie, Harper, Chace, and Harlow; 3 sisters: Odester Mamon, Janice (Rupert) Sibley of Ruston, and Deborah (Robert) Qualls of Grambling; 3 brothers: Jesse D. (Angela) Mamon, Edward Mamon, and Paul Mamon all of Ruston; 6 sisters in-love: Cheryl (Earl) Brown of St. Rose, Lucredia (Jerry) Ingram of Hahnville, Cassandra (Jarvis) Harris of Marietta, GA, Katrina Butler (James) of Luling, Sonja E. Blount of LaPlace, and Melanie (Kenneth) of St. Rose; 1 functional sister in-love: Genevieve Vinnett of St. Rose; 1 provisional daughter: Candace Parquet of Slidell; 1 provisional son: Carl Evans of Baton Rouge; 3 devoted nephews; Shermichael Mamon of Statesville, NC, Jyrus Evans of Houston, TX, and JoVonte Brown of Monroe; devoted uncle: Jesse Mamon of Simsboro; devoted aunt: Evangeline (Pastor Charles) Williams of Jonesboro; 3 devoted niece: Kenyata Sharper of St. Rose, LaKeisha Qualls of Monroe, and Trechelle Evans of St. Rose; 2 devoted cousins: Kawanza France of Simsboro and Jacqueline Brown of Monroe; 4 devoted friends: Janice Lumar, Marshell Hill, Lynette Julian, and Michelle Claiborn; 4 step brothers: Michael Jackson of Homer, Ervin Jackson of Georgia, Thomas Jackson of Los Angeles, CA, Judge Jackson of Farmington, NM; 2 stepsisters: Elvira Griffin and Helen Harvey all of Ruston. 4 Godchildren: LaToya M. Woods, DeAngela Blount, Kaytiera Blanchard, and Ka’tior Myles, as well as aunts, nieces, nephews, and a host of many other relatives and friends.
"Lester" was preceded in death by her parents James and Mary Ann Thompson Mamon, paternal grandparents Scott and Annie Lee Mitchell Mamon, maternal grandparents Wes Thompson Jr. and Lener Lewis Thompson. Father and Mother-In-Love Earl Evans Sr. and Onesther Eugene Evans. Her devoted aunt/cousin Freddie Mae Mamon Bradley. Brother James “Buddy” Mamon. 2 sisters In-Love; Patrice Jarrow and June Marie Evans Devoted aunt Almedia Mamon. 2 devoted nieces: Charlotte Dade and Deborah M. Jackson.
Relatives and friends of the family, Pastors, Officers and Members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and all neighboring churches are invited to attend the Celebration of Life Service at 11:00am on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 100 2nd Street, St. Rose, LA 70087. Rev. Freddie Dixon, Pastor- Officiant. Visitation 9:00am until 10:50am at the above-named church. Interment Jefferson Memorial Gardens, 11316 River Rd, St. Rose, LA. There will be a Balloon Release at 5:30pm on Friday, October 20, 2023 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 100 2nd Street, St. Rose, LA 70087 which will be follow by a Memorial Service from 6:30pm until 8:00pm. Final Arrangements Entrusted to Patrick H. Sanders Funeral Home & Funeral Directors, Inc. 605 Main Street, LaPlace, LA 70068. 985-359-1919. "Providing Care & Comfort is Our Highest Mission".