Mattie Geneva Duckworth Evans

A Celebration of Life Service was held at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 12, 2019 for Mattie Geneva Duckworth Evans at Boone Funeral Home in Bossier City, LA with Rev. Dave McKinney officiating. Interment followed the service at Pease Cemetery. Visitation was held from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at the funeral home chapel.

Mattie was born March 22, 1922 in Forest, MS and passed away January 9, 2019 in Bossier City, LA. She graduated from Lake High School in Mississippi then moved to Mobile, AL. During World War II, she proudly contributed to the Rosie the Riveter movement. She later married Ray H. Evans on August 4, 1945 in Doyline, LA. Mattie was a humble homemaker and resided in Haughton, LA most of her adult life.

Mattie was preceded in death by her parents Hoye and Maude Duckworth, husband Ray Evans, sisters Jackie Lincoln, Virginia Watkins, and brother Frank Duckworth.

She is survived by sons: Richard Evans, Sammy Evans (Belinda), Noel Evans, John Evans (Bonnie); daughters: Rosemary Shirey, Patricia NeJame; grandchildren: Michelle Breland (Jeff), Paul Evans (Tonya), Nicholas (Lesley), James Cameron (Deanne), Roger Cameron, Byron Evans, Crystal Wilson (Steven), Tracy Brix (David), Christie McDearmont, Matthew McDearmont (Jessica); 19 great grandchildren; sisters: Celia Jacobson, Mildred Boykin, Sarah Blue; brothers: Tim Duckworth, Lindsey Duckworth and a host of nieces and nephews who loved her very much. Her unconditional love was bestowed on each and every family member.

Pallbearers were Paul Evans, Roger Cameron, Nicholas Evans, Matthew McDearmont, David Brix, and Trevor Ayllon.