An Iconic Life Story
Bonita Cassandra Evans was born on October 30th 1953 to the Late Alice Lou Evans and Leroy Evans Sr in Fayetteville, NC. Bonita attended school in the Cumberland County School District, before moving to Chester, PA in 1966 with her parents and 10 siblings where she continued her education in the Chester Upland School District. Bonita is the loving mother of five sons Julius, James, Eric, Dion and Tyreke Evans. She was a strong, caring, nurturing mother who was a dedicated daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, cousin, niece, and friend. Bonita aka The Foxy Lady touched the lives of everyone she knew. Everyone that knew her loved her. She worked for several private agencies doing home health care for clients throughout Delaware County, Pa during her time of employment. The Foxy Lady affectionately known as “Bug” was very compassionate, giving, and protective of her family. She was a devoted friend and trusted by many.
Bonita enjoyed the holidays, especially cooking for her boys. She would make each one of them their own favorite dish and made sure all of them took home one of her famous sweet potato pies. In return, Bug’s boys would treat her to “Red Lobster”, which was her favorite restaurant; she would always order the ultimate feast with extra biscuits. Thanksgiving and Christmas were two of her favorite holidays. Bonita would play Mrs. Claus to all of her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and great-grands. Every closet, her garage, and the trunks of her cars would be filled to the top with an abundance of gifts for her family. Seeing the smiles on their faces brought immense joy to her heart.
The foxy lady loved to be around family and enjoyed family reunions and gatherings. Bonita’s passion was introducing family to one another. Her presence, smile, energy, and outgoing personality would light up any room she was in. Bug had a sense of humor like none other and never failed to remind her siblings who’s the oldest. She would jokingly set you straight if you got out of line. From Fayetteville, NC to Chester, PA and beyond, Bonita was admired and deeply loved.
Bug spent many years with the love of her life, Mr Sonny Holmes. They lived on Mcilvain Street in Chester, PA which is where she raised her five sons. She was introduced to the True Way Church of Christ Jesus Apostolic Faith Inc. by her mother Alice Evans where she became a member.
Bug loved to dance, listen to music of all genres and celebrate birthdays. In fact she would never miss a birthday, she was known for being the first to call and sing her Stevie Wonder version of the happy birthday song. You could always depend on the
Foxy Lady to be there in your time of need. When you called her, best believe she would be right there no matter what the circumstances!
Bug’s house was the family house for all celebrations, cookouts, summer time fun, swimming, and the place for out of town relatives to stay. She made the best soul food and cooked without using any measuring cups or recipes. She had a nickname for everyone and some of them you wouldn't dare mention in the church. Being around her meant endless laughs, fun, and before you knew it she'd get the party started by making someone turn on youtube and play “My Side Piece” by Pokey-Bear. Everybody knew when you heard “Right Foot Stomp, Left Foot Stomp she wanted everyone to get up and dance. The “Cha Cha” slide will never be the same. Nobody could incorporate a need to drop it like The Foxy Lady!
One thing about “The Foxy Lady” everyone would agree on is that she enjoyed shopping and if Bug was late, she would be fashionably late! Ms. Bonita wore the finest clothes and hats constantly making a fashion statement and was known for never wearing anything twice. Bug was a trendsetter, at the age of eight she was among one of the first girls from the South to dye her hair blonde. This style set the tone and other ladies fascinated by her hair style and color began dying their hair blonde as well. Nothing she did was basic, her favorite nail color was “million dollar red” with a pop of diamond bling. Her house was captivating with a dazzling decor of shiny silver jewels all throughout with resemblance to a Queen's castle.
Bug was a true legend, an iconic figure, a superstar to us and her light will forever be bright. We will miss you and we will never forget you. We will all be playing “How Do Want it, How do you Feel” by Tupac!! You left an incredible mark, an everlasting imprint here on earth that will forever reside in all of our hearts. Until we meet again take your rest The Foxy Lady, WE LOVE YOU!!!
Bonita was preceded in death by her mother Alice Lou Evans and father Leroy Evans Sr, brothers: Ernest Sheldon Carter Sr and Glen Dale Evans, sisters: Sharon Diane Evans Metcalf and Linda Vanessa Evans.
Bonita is survived by her five sons, Julius A. Evans “Doc”, James R. Evans “Reggie”, Eric J. Evans “Pooh”, Dion L. Evans “Dahz”, Tyreke J. Evans “Reke”. Two daughters in law: Lakisha Evans and Athena Evans. Brothers: Leroy Evans Jr. “June”, Donnie Evans. Brother in law: Yusef. Sisters: Phyllis Evans “Phil”, Shelia Evans “Niecy”, Patricia Morgan “Gail”, Connie Evans. Sister in law: Rosemary Evans. Grandchildren: Rashawn Evans, Alyssa Evans, Alaysia Evans, Abria Evans, Alaya Evans, Jahsi Evans, Tanasia Evans, Jah’Querah Evans, Kesaiya Evans, Tanaj Evans, Eric Evans II, Jade
Evans, Tessa Evans, Jace Evans, Sebastian Evans, Ty Evans, Amani Evans. Great grandchildren: Nia Tucker, Nasir Tucker, Ahniya Evans.
Special Nephews: Temitruis Evans “Meek”, Mark Morgan Jr “Mark Mark”, Jayron Evans “Ron Ron”, Jahmiy Evans “Mizzy”. Special Niece: Beverly Carter “Bev”. Special cousins Berthina Maynor and Doris Scott “Sabrina”, Special brother Ronnie Byrd. Her Best friend Margaret Byrd. She leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, God sisters, and friends.
Bonita Evans also played a pivotal role as a grandmother to Zuri Evans, Jake Daniel Williams “Jacob”, Tracy McElwee, Kelly Moor, Azari Sandlin “AZ”. Great grandchildren: Tra’Mir Williams, Amir Williams JR, Naomi Harris, Ar’Miyah Pope, Brylee Anderson, Arthur Butler, Kay’le Butler.
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