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Cecil Evans

10/12/1952 - 03/08/2020

Obituary

Cecil Evans went home to be with his Savior on Sunday, March 8, 2020. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. We will celebrate his life of 67 years at 3:00 pm on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at First Baptist Church. Friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy for the family to cherish in the area below the obituary.

His life was marked by an enduring faith in Jesus Christ. This faith endured throughout his life and made him a driving force for good in the lives of so many who were blessed to know him. He loved people and he leaves a legacy of continual service, kindness, and caring for the people who God brought into his life. He was married for 42 years to Margaret Evans and together they raised and cared for their children Jennifer, Juliana, James, and two grandchildren, Darryl and James. Cecil fiercely loved his family and showed them all what it looked like to follow Christ. He gave himself away continually to serve them, and he was a rock and a leader for them through thick and thin. After Margaret’s death, Cecil married Shannon Trenckmann whom he loved dearly for the rest of his life. He was a blessed man and was loved by so many. We will truly miss him, but we are so grateful for the time we had with him. But even in our sorrow, we rejoice that he is at home and at peace with his Savior.

Survivors include his wife, Shannon Evans; son, James Evans; daughter, Julianna Evans; grandsons, Darryl Evans and James Walker Evans; and sisters, Diana Clark and Arita Slate.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Margaret and daughter, Jennifer; and his parents, Jasper “JC” and Bessie Evans.

Visitation

Location: Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers
Date:03/11/2020
Start Time:6:00 pm
End Time:8:00 pm

Memorial Service

Location: First Baptist Church
Date:03/12/2020
Start Time:3:00 pm
End Time:4:00 pm

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10 Comments on “Cecil Evans”

  1. Cecil was like having an extra brother. I have known him all my life. He showed care and concern for my family. When my Mother was in the hospital in Lubbock he was always there to visit her. Most of our trips to Lubbock we would stop in Brownfield to visit sit him at work, he always had time for us. I purchased my last two cars with his help. I will always remember his smiling face, and his strong hugs. Rest In Peace my dear friend. Sympathy to the Family.

  2. On one of our early furloughs from Guadeloupe, it may have been our first in 1976, we met Cecil and Margaret in a small group program at FBC. For later furloughs, Cecil would help us find a car for the year we would be in the states. Much later, Cecil helped our daughter Carol to get her driver’s license by teaching her to drive. I had driven with her some in Guadeloupe, so I know that took courage and patience! I can only say that heaven just go a little better with Cecil’s arrival!

  3. I cannot believe I am reading this obit. My brother was the true meaning of Christianity. He was my brother and best friend. We had many good times together. God granted me 67 years to enjoy him and I have to remind myself that he was on loan. How happy Moma and Daddy were to see him, as was Margaret and Jennifer.

  4. Cecil was not just a brother-in-law to me-he truly was my brother. I had the privilege of knowing and loving him for 50 years. He only had kind words about others. I never heard him say a harsh word about anyone. I will miss his kind words but most of all I will miss his contagious laugh.

  5. I had the honor of getting to work with Cecil for the last 10 years. If I needed someone to bounce and idea off of or to listen to my worries, or go eat at the Country Club or wherever, Cecil was always there. I will miss seeing the Eagle when I come in to the office, and giving him the kiss on top of his head that he hated so much. Words can’t express the type of man he was. He would do anything in the world for someone and heaven did gain a truly heavenly person. I will miss him dearly as he was not only one of my dearest friends but was also like a dad to me. My heart felt condolences go out to his wife Shannon, James, Darryl, James and Juilanna.

  6. It was my honor and privilege to know and work with Cecil and I shall always treasure those times. I admired him and and learned a lot from him. His love for his savior was an inspiration to all who came in contact with him. I am saddened by this loss. His kind will not pass our way again soon. RIP my old and dear friend.

  7. So sorry to hear of Cecil’s passing. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I worked with Cecil for several years, he was a good man, every one liked him. He will be missed greatly.

  8. We are so sorry for your family’s loss. He was such a wonderful and kind man. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  9. Please allow me to share a story of Cecil and his late wife Margaret and how they have changed my life.

    In the summer of 2009, I left China and came to Texas Tech University for graduate study. On my very first flight to Lubbock TX, a lady in her late 50’s sat next to me and we started to talk. She was very gracious but the conversation was nothing but a regular conversation one would expect on a plane ride. By the time we landed, she told me “let me know if you need help with anything”. I thanked her, said bye to her, and expected never to see her again. We were total strangers who happened to sit together.

    The life as an international student is very challenging, and the challenge is not only at school. Lubbock is a college town without much public transportation. Very soon I realized it was almost impossible to get groceries without a car — it took literally a few hours to walk back and forth. Just like the winter here in Chicago, the summer in Texas is as dangerous. Then I remembered the lady I met on the plane.

    I called her and asked her whether she could take me to Wal-Mart. She said of course but would like to take me to dinner and meet her family. To be honest, I was very nervous about the invitation, as I never thought a person would never show such kindness to a stranger. So I told my roommate, who was also an international student, that he should call 911 if I didn’t make it back by 9 PM. The lady introduced me to her husband and two grandkids. They were Cecil, Margaret, Dyrell, and Jame.

    The family took me to the grocery store and by the time we were done, Cecil and Margaret told me that they would be willing to do this every week. And from that time, they did the same thing every Saturday for half a year, until I was able to afford a car from Cecil at a very cheap price. I was also invited to her house so often that I had never had to spend any holiday alone. They made me feel loved, and that love is unconditional.

    Whenever I expressed my gratitude, Cecil and Margaret stayed humble and gave all the credit to God. Born and raised in an atheist environment, “God” was still a sensitivity word on my radar. Nevertheless, it got me curious enough to open the bible and attended FBC for the first time in my life.

    It has been 11 years since I met Cecil and Margaret, and I can not imagine what my life would be had God not let me meet them. I miss them greatly.

  10. Trip and I are so sad to learn that Cecil has left this earth, yet rejoice in the confidence that he is home. He was a dear friend to Trip for many years and then I got to meet him also and immediately and always saw Jesus in everything he did. He was so kind and caring. Our prayers will be with his family as you all transition to a new chapter in your lives.

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