Ronald Clarence Evans Sr., 54, was born on October 21, 1965, in Chicago to Hollie Mae Evans and Clearance Ponder. He was the youngest of 7 children. They relocated to Benton Harbor, in 1970. Ronald attended Benton Harbor High School, Class of 1984. Ronald knew the Lord and had made peace with and accepted Christ in his life. Ronald attended Sweet Home Baptist Church, Benton Harbor, MI under the leadership of late Pastor Christian and Pastor Black.
He was first employed with Midas Tires from 1984-1990 until he later joined Chardon Rubber in St Joseph, Michigan where he remained employed until 1995. Ronald was a smart man and always had a plan for the future to remain self-sufficient.
Ronald Evans is also known as Rock-N-Roll was known for his big heart and love for his family. His smile was just as big and his heart. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and with his granddaughter Cherish whom he loved dearly.
Ronald had many passions; he was an enthusiastic sports fan. His love for sports led him to coaching baseball for many kids at Union Field. In or out of town games you would find Ronald somewhere on the field or in the stands.
Ronald made his transition from this life on January, 9th, 2020 with family by his side. Ronald was proceeded in death by his parents Holly Evans and Clarence Ponder; sisters, Willa Dixon, Debra Rush, brothers, Steve Parker Sr. and Curtis Parker Jr nephews, Anthony Rush; Rodney Stevens and Juwan Stevens.
He leaves to cherish his memories his children, Ronald C. Evans Jr., of Atlanta, GA, Patrice L. Evans, of Benton Harbor, MI, granddaughter Cherish L. Morgan Evans, of Benton Harbor, MI, brother, Jerry (Shirley) Evans, of Gary, IN, sister, Robin (Dandy) Hamilton of Benton Harbor, MI Harold (Paulette) Green of Grand Rapids, MI, John (Felicia) Howard of Atlanta, GA, Anthony (Mary) Beckum of Benton Harbor, MI and Kevin DeFrance of Benton Harbor, MI, and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. As well as Special Companion Crystal Reid.
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
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