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Every life is a tapestry of stories woven with threads of love, faith, and resilience.
LaBerta Evans’ life was a masterpiece of such stories, creating a legacy that transcends time and space. Her journey, filled with laughter, love, and unwavering faith, is a portrait of a woman whose very existence was a testament to the beauty of living a life anchored in purpose and grace.
Born on November 27, 1952, in Cincinnati, Ohio, LaBerta Evans (née Edwards) was a source of light from the very beginning. The daughter of LaVerta and Willie O. Edwards, she grew up in a home where faith, compassion and integrity were not just ideals, but daily practices. These values, instilled at a young age, would be instrumental in shaping LaBerta into the woman who would touch so many lives. Having grown up in an environment rich with Jesus as the steadfast cornerstone — she maintained her lifelong commitment to walk in the light of God’s love, a path she navigated with patience, humility, and an ever-present smile that could transform any room.
LaBerta’s story is marked with moments of divine connection and deep nurturing relationships. Her love story began and blossomed at Xomox, where she met her soulmate, Anderson Douglas Evans. Their paths crossed, not by chance, but by divine design, leading to a lasting union in marriage on January 7, 1983. Together, they welcomed two beautiful children into the world — Amber Dawn Rogers and Adam Douglas Evans — each enriching LaBerta’s life with endless joy and purpose. As a mother and a wife, LaBerta found her calling. She understood the importance and the sacredness of her position within her family, building a foundation for her children and a flourishing partnership of love and respect with Doug. With memories rooted in camping trips and unforgettable travels, Doug recalls these bonding experiences as capsules of joy and togetherness, embodying the life they built and shared.
Among the many reflections of her life, one stands out — her role as a giver. LaBerta breathed life, hope, and healing into everyone and everything she touched. Her identity as a child of God was the core of her being, guiding her actions and unconditional love for her family. Her sister Jan spoke of LaBerta’s kindness, sweet nature, and genuine spirit. LaBerta, also known as “Koo Koo” to those close to her, was seen as a gift to many, a light in the lives of those she encountered and impacted.
LaBerta also found a second family and spiritual home in the Powerhouse Center Deliverance Ministries. Her relationship with Jesus was not just a belief, but a living, breathing part of her — a rock for herself and those around her. Being seen and cared for by LaBerta wasn’t often met by loud declarations, but instead by quiet acts of service; whether through her involvement in church activities or simply through her everyday interactions, she poured out love with a gentle yet profound conviction.
Her daughter-in-law Ashley remembers how she embodied God’s love. Ashley’s words, filled with affection and admiration, tell the story of a mother figure who was always there to listen, pray, and give comfort, even in the face of her own struggles.
LaBerta’s life and wisdom resonated with powerful Scriptures guiding her journey. From Psalm 25:4-5, teaching her to seek God’s truth, to the comforting words of Psalm 91 and the promise of eternal love in John 3:16, her life was a living dedication to these holy words.
Her favorite quotes reflected her deep understanding of God’s grace and the purpose of our existence on earth. She believed in the interconnectedness of God’s creation and humanity’s role as the hands of God.
LaBerta Evans’ legacy is one of enduring love, deeply held faith, and the joyous celebration of life. She taught us to embrace each day with a smile, to love and hope in the face of fear, and to trust in the will of God.
LaBerta was preceded in death by her parents, LaVerta Edwards and Willie O. Edwards, and sister, Barbara A. Cardwell (Wade).
LaBerta’s memory will continue to inspire and guide us and is celebrated by: her husband, Doug Evans; children, Amber Rogers (Ashley) and Adam Evans (Sara); brother, Michael Edwards; sister, Janice Colston (King); special family friends, Lisa Phillips and Vickie Coulter; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, church family, and friends who miss her and will honor her.
“You have a purpose for being on this earth that is far more important than anything you have ever dared to imagine.”