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Mrs. Lennis Yvette Evans, formally Lennies Yvette Perdum dropping the (E), was born on December 19th, 1935 in Montgomery, Alabama to the late George Perdum and the late Elizabeth Perdum. God called Lennis Home to Glory to be with the Lord on Monday, January 30th, 2023 Lennis was married at age 18, to the late Willie Evans Jr., on August 14th, 1954 In Prateville, Alabama. Lennis was known to many as mom, grandma, great grandma, great-great grandma and Niecey. Lennis learned to play the piano at a very young age. She played so well, that as a child , she played the organ in several of her hometown churches. They would pay her about $2 and then tell her to put $1 in the offering..
Lennis played the piano at many events in Montgomery, even at the Montgomery Army Base and at Alabama State College After graduating from Alabama State Laboratory High School in 1953, Lennis was given a Music Scholarship to attend Alabama State College, but instead, she decided to go to a private Lutheran School, Capital University in Ohio, where she trained in classical music . After leaving College, Lennis migrated to NYC, where she remained until her passing. Lennis worked many jobs, including New York Telephone company, as a Telephone Representative, but left to take care of her 10 children. Lennis loved to play the piano, she would play classical music by sheet music. She also played old Church hymns as well Lennis also gave Music lessons to so many children and adults for just $5 or free. All they had to do was buy their sheet music books , be on time, sit up straight and be serious about learning to play the piano, or sometimes on a keyboard. She truly loved the sound of a real piano though. While she was giving lessons, her children or whomever was around knew to be quiet and She would say” Be Still”. Lennis had a very good sense of humor and often had long conversations with her children, grandchildren, and great grand grandchildren that would crack them up with laughter for hours
Lennis also was a Jeopardy champion to her children, she knew the answer 80% to 90% of the time . She also loved to watch Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and visited many churches. Lennis gave her life to the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age and loved talking about the Bible . She was a scholar in many ways and could tell you about anything from history, news, math and loved a challenge. One of her sayings was, “so you know better than me? ”, She also would always correct her Childrens’ grammar on the spot. In her last year, Lennis resided with one of her daughters , Lorraine Hernandez, whom was her caregiver Lennis was proceeded in death by her parents George and Elizabeth Perdum, her brother George Perdum Jr., her sisters, Carrie Ellen Carter. LaMattie Manning , Eliza Young, and 2 sons, Cedric Evans and Jeffery Evans, a special nephew Jerome Kern Perdum and , 2 very special friends , Mrs Jeannette Hunter and Mrs. Betty Jean Ritchie
Lennis left to mourn in her passing , her children, Michele Gayle, Robert Evans, Alfred Evans, Chris E.W., Lorraine Hernandez, Anita Wheelock, Carolyn Barnes Esq, Terri Majors, 2 Son In Laws, David Gayle & Andre Majors, Cousin Rosalyn O.King, niece, Norma Jean Perdum, bonus daughter Doris Hunter, niece & nephew, Jerome Perdum Jr, Cynthia Perdum, 14 Grandchildren, Tanisha Price, Nakia Evans, Chris W., Robert Nicholas, Ekima Price-Smith, Alfred Evans Jr, Michele Wheelock, Melvin Barnes Jr, Brandon Evans, Terrell Hernandez, Ebony Evans Hunter, Marcus Barnes, Genevieve Wheelock and Laureen Wheelock and a host of great- grand children and great-great grandchild , cousins, nieces , nephews, neighbors & friends whom will miss her dearly.
Lennis was a giving person, that would take strangers in, give to the needy, feed anyone and give to many charities.
Her spirit will live on in us
She is now at rest with the Lord