Theresa Elizabeth Lewis Evans entered the joy of eternal life on Friday, August 5, 2022 at the age of 69. She was born January 22, 1953 in New Orleans, LA to the late Oliver Poindexter and Theresa ‘Momma Tee’ Henry (Uncle John ‘Unc’). She received Christ at an early age and was baptized by the late Eddie Cross Jr., at Good Hope Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her brothers the late William Lewis, Michael Lewis, Johnny Ray Henry, Louise Pierce, granddaughter Alexis, grandson Darren ‘DJ’, and great grandson Baby DJ.
Theresa leaves to cherish her memories, a beloved husband, 7 children, and 3 step-children: Herman Evans Sr. (married December 24, 1980), Tana James (Eric Sr. and 4 children), Aldon James (2 children), Herman (2 children), Samuel (Sade and 2 children), Latasha (Jonathan and 5 children), Aaron (Dominique and 3 children), Michael (Brittney and 3 children), Herman Evans Jr, Darren Evans Sr.(2 children), and Remi Flowers (Steven and 3 children).
Theresa is the sister of Harold Lewis, Jr. (Diane), Orville Lewis (Karen), Oliva Common (Larry), Olive Lewis-Magee, Oliver Lewis, Kerry Lewis (Bobbianne), Karen Bradley (Lawrence), Kenneth Alexander, and Kevin Lewis. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Theresa was the ultimate caregiver to all who came across her path. She enjoyed serving the church and the community everywhere she went. She and her husband formed New Way of Life Ministries in their home located in Harvey, Louisiana in October of 1999. In 2005, due to Hurricane Katrina the Evans family was relocated to Tomball, Texas and opened a church in Pinehurst, Texas. Theresa earned her Associates in Early Childhood Development at Lone Star College in 2007 and went on to open her daycare center, Tender Loving Care. From The Boys & Girls Club of Gretna, Louisiana to the TLC childcare facility of Conroe, Texas, she showed care and spread love to the children and community.
Theresa thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren as much as she could. She loved crafting and making custom teddy bears for loved ones. She served as the organizer of the food pantry at St. Matthew’s MBC. Most of all she loved the Lord.
‘Yes, Lord’ - Theresa Evans