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Evelyn Stevenson

August 10, 1935 August 4, 2019
Evelyn Stevenson
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Evelyn Stevenson was born on August 10, 1935 in Kankakee, Illinois to Howard Jones and Adela Walker. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Morning Star Baptist Church. Evelyn has resided in Kankakee all of her life attending the Kankakee Public Schools and graduating from Kankakee High School.

Evelyn had been employed at a young age at St. Mary’s Hospital, worked at Manteno Mental Health until its closing and then retiring from Shapiro Developmental Center in 1991. She was also a Foster Grandparent for School District 111.

Evelyn was joined in Holy Matrimony to Tommy Stevenson, Sr. on January 18, 1954 in Kankakee, IL, he is deceased. Evelyn had joined the Pembroke Fellowship Church where she was an active member serving on the Mother’s Ministry until her health failed.

Evelyn enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles, crocheting, making flower arrangements, crafts, watching the food channel, game shows, listening to the blues, she loved traveling just to name a few. She loved to cook one of her special dishes was Mexican cornbread. Evelyn was always willing to help those in need.

Evelyn departed this life on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at home with family by her side. She leaves memories with her daughters, Patricia & Douglas Martin of Spartanburg, SC, Kathy & OC Darrough of Minneapolis, MN and Elizabeth Stevenson of Kankakee, IL; her sons, Randy Jones & Reggie Stevenson, Sr. both of Minneapolis, MN, Tommy, Jr. & Darlene Stevenson of Chicago, IL, Wally Stevenson of Kankakee, David, Sr. & Lorre Stevenson of Bourbonnais, IL; step-son Michael Collins of Kansas City, MO; sister, Barbara Ford Bishop; nine grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Hattie Hairston of Kankakee, IL; brother-in-law, Clarence (Ernestine) Stevenson of Kankakee, IL; her guard and protector, her pet “Coco”; nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends, Idella Mosley, Tina Mosley, Debra Junior, Kevin Hawkins and special nephews, Brandon Ford and Delecta Kennedy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son, Larry Jones, granddaughter, Toygla Perkins, great-great grandson, Marquise Rosenthal, step-son, Theodore Sanders, sister, Wanda Pittman; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law; son-in-law, Clarence Burton; several uncles and aunts.

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6:00 PM 8/16/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/16/2019 8:00:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home Kankakee LLC

1055 N Schuyler Ave
Kankakee, IL 60901

Funeral service will be on Saturday, August 17, 2019 also at the Funeral Home at 10 AM. Pastor Rodney Lake will officiate the service.

Jones Funeral Home Kankakee LLC
1055 N Schuyler Ave Kankakee 60901 IL
United States

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Mound Grove Garden of Memory Final Resting Place

1000 N Greenwood Ave
Kankakee, IL 60901

1000 N Greenwood Ave Kankakee 60901 IL
United States

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