Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Calvin L. Evans, Sr.

09/25/1957 - 07/14/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, 9am-11am, Monday, July 24, 2017 at Bethel AME Church. Services are entrusted to Metropolitan Funeral Service, Portsmouth.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 11am, Monday, July 24, 2017
Bethel AME Church
94 Lincoln Street Hampton VA

Interment Information

Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Road Suffolk VA

Calvin L. Evans Sr. 59 was born on September 25, 1957 in Gloucester County, Virginia to the late Warner and Ellen Evans. He went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 14, 2017. Calvin accepted Christ at an early age and attended Union Zion Baptist Church. Calvin’s earlier years were spent in Gloucester County where he graduated from Gloucester High School in 1975 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1979. Calvin served 25 years in the United States Air Force and retired to later work in the Civil Service at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia as Chief of Quality Assurance for the Directorate of Manpower, Personnel, and Services. Calvin was a loving husband, and father who was extremely proud of his family. He was a very active member of his church and community. He was ordained as a deacon in 2006 at First Baptist Church of Hampton, Virginia. His family currently worships at Bethel A.M.E. Church in the city of Hampton. He uplifted many people with just a personal scripture from the Bible. He loved reading, sports and playing golf. Calvin loved his time as a Pop Warner football coach and band parent, something that allowed him to spend more time with Calvin II. Also a passion of Calvin’s was working with his lodge. WPM Evans was initiated on April 21, 1990 beginning his masonic journey. His studious habits and meticulous attention to detail earned him recognition for his ritualistic work and masonic knowledge. He served as Worshipful Master of Eastern Star Lodge #13 from 1995-1996 and on the GL Committee on Work, 2008-2009 and remained as a consultant for years to follow. He has been very active in the lodge serving on its trustee, charity and audit committee to name a few and at the time of his death was presently serving as Senior Warden. Calvin’s love for higher education was evident in an endless pursuit. He held a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from St. Leo University, a Master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, and was currently pursuing a PhD in Public Administration and Urban Policy at Old Dominion University before his passing. Calvin was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Rosalee Irvin and Shirley Lemon. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Gail Johnson Evans of Suffolk, Virginia, three children; Brandon J. Evans of Atlanta, GA, Charita R. Evans of Stone Mountain, GA and Calvin Linwood (CL) Evans II of Suffolk, VA. Sister Wilhemenia Greene (Kelvin) of Commerce Township, Michigan; five brothers, Deleno Evans (Myra) of Suffolk, George Evans (Virginia) of Virginia Beach, William Evans of Hampton, Michael Evans (Cynthia) of Williamsburg and Lowell Evans (Kathy) of Virginia Beach, Virginia; two aunts, Julia Grimes of Ware Neck, and Mary Gayle of Mathews, VA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Although he will be missed as a husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, mentor, and co-worker, his kindness and award winning smile will never be forgotten. He can now rest in the arms of the Lord forever, a place we all aspire to be one day. In Lieu of Flowers please make a donation to the Bethel Building Fund Click on online giving

Elizabeth Anderson George & Virginia and family @ large I am at this time offering all of you to Him who is able to do exceedingly and above all we can dream or think as you walk through the shadow of death be assured that this is the beginning a a far grater life promised to all who know Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Posted: 7/24/2017
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Willie & Johnanna Williams To Cousin Calvin’s Family, Our hearts and minds continue to be with you as you say your final goodbyes to our cousin in his earthly manifestation. We trust that what sustains you is the realization that his spirit lives on in you and others who have come into his orbit. Assuredly, there is sadness, but God has given us the capacity to remember what Calvin has given to the world. It is that remembrance of his spirit that lives on and gives us the resilience shown by our forebears to continue. It is in that spirit that we wish to share this familiar verse: “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5). Sincerely, Your cousins, Willie and Johnanna Williams
Posted: 7/23/2017
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Nikki Im truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort (Psalm 83:18) provide strength at this time, Psalm 29:11
Posted: 7/19/2017
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