Debra “Debbie” Lynn Evans (Reynolds) entered this world at 4:40am on October 16, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. She often said she wasn’t born in Texas, but she got here as fast as she could.
She was the oldest of four children. Growing up, they moved around frequently but she had fond memories of her time in Uvalde and considered this her hometown.
She was a lifelong Willie Nelson fan and attended many of his Fourth of July picnics over the years and numerous concerts. She married the love of her life, Cecil Evans on October 9, 1999. He too was a huge Willie Nelson fan.
She had numerous jobs over the years and always enjoyed getting to know her coworkers. She could sit and talk for hours followed by retreating to the quietness of her home where she would speak to her daughter on the phone anywhere from 2 to 12 times a day!
She enjoyed shopping and couldn’t pass up a clearance aisle. After her husband passed away, she found comfort living next door to her parents. They took care of one another.
In her early 50’s she became a big wrestling fan with the help of her son. They watched wrestling together often. She looked forward to family reunions and loved to play Dominos. She drove with a heavy foot and her country music playing loudly. During her years in the nursing home, she started playing Bingo and her loud radio turned into a loud TV.
She enjoyed time with family and would take in just about any animal she found. Debra even had a pet goose as a child… (Yes, Mom, I had to put the goose in here). She loved a good practical joke followed by a laugh and hug together.
Debra’s family turned to her to make spanish rice, deviled eggs, and around the holidays, fudge!
Purple was her favorite color and she loved Native American décor.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Shirley Reynolds, and her husband, Cecil Evans.
She is survived by her two children, son Bryan Parker (Keli) of Gonzales Texas and Daughter Martha Cunningham (Alan) of College Station Texas; seven grandchildren; brother, Clifford Reynolds Junior; sisters, Kathy Zumwalt (Harvey) and Sharon Parsley; two nephews (1 godson) and one niece; and many other relatives and friends with a special acknowledgement to Hedy and Joe (Fat Man) Wallace.
Debbie passed peacefully into the arms of her parents and Jesus on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. From all of us left behind:
“Debbie, we all love you too!”
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Fortress Nursing Home for their long care of Mrs. Evans. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to Traditions Hospice care for taking special care of her in her final days.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you wear shades of purple for Debbie.
If anyone has a story or kind words they wish to share at her funeral, the family would greatly appreciate it.