July 31, 1937 - February 21, 2011
Formerly of Newburgh, NY
Mother Ada Beatrice Evans, age 73, was born in
Brunswick, GA, on July 31, 1937, to the late Mattie Mae
Worthy (Wells) and Elder Willie Wells. The Wells family
moved to Pompano Beach, FL in 1952, where the family’s
church, Wells Temple C.O.G.I.C. still stands.
“Bea” was a resident of Newburgh for 57 years.
She retired from Star Expansion and
was a volunteer Foster grandparent.
She was a very active member of her
community as well as a dedicated
member of Best Temple C.O.G.I.C. for
more than 56 years, where she served
on various auxiliaries and committees
including: The Hospitality Committee,
The Ever Ready, The Helping Hand,
The local and national Usher Boards, The Pastor’s
Aide, The Church Kitchen Staff, as well as the Senior
and Mass Choirs and anywhere she saw a need. Many
generations know “Bea” as the lady who made sweet
potato and pecan pies, collard greens, chopped BBQ
and more. She could be found cooking in the church’s
kitchen nearly every weekend and at noon-day prayer
service every weekday. She was tireless in her dedication
to her God, her church and her family.
On Monday, February 21, 2011, Mother Evans reunited
with one predeceased sister, Mother Virginia Arnette
and three brothers, J.C. Wells, Willie Lee Wells and John
Wells. Mother Evans leaves an abundance of memories
with three brothers, Elder Paul Wells and James Wells of
Pompano Beach, FL, and David Wells of Ft. Lauderdale,
FL, and one sister, Josephine Jones of Pompano Beach,
FL. She leaves a lifetime of loving memories to her five
children: Minister Daryl Durant Brantley “Ronnie” of
Port Orange, FL, Roosevelt Buckingham of Houston,
TX, Dawn Marie Evans of Elizabeth, NJ, William Evans
Jr. of Tacoma, WA and Lillian Evans of New Windsor,
NY; five grandchildren: Chivon L. Evans of Elizabeth,
NJ, Andrew, Anthony and Andre Evans, all of Spanaway,
WA, and Aida Luz Padilla of Newburgh; six great-grandchildren,
a multitude of nieces, nephews, and extended
family, along with two Goddaughters.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday,
March 1, at Best Temple C.O.G.I.C., 111 Rev. James L.
Best Pl., Newburgh. A Tribute Service will be held at
6 p.m., at the church, with Elder Milton Best officiating.
Burial and final service will be in West View Cemetery,
Pompano Beach, FL.
Arrangements by Rhodes Funeral Homes, 259
Walsh Ave., New Windsor; 845-569-1233.