Martha “Marsh” Nevels Evans

Published 10:06 am Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Martha “Marsh” Nevels Evans passed from this life into eternity in the presence of God on Oct. 24, 2015, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Lee Edward Evans; two children, son, Paul Evans and wife Becky, of Avinger, Texas, and daughter, Lee Tidwell and husband Jay of Vicksburg; three grandchildren, Blake Tidwell and wife Liza of Vicksburg, Morgan Tidwell of Atlanta, Paula Rocha and husband Mario of Longview, Texas; and two great-grandchildren, Fiona James Tidwell and Jericho Rocha.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James Allen Nevels and Martha Brown Nevels; four brothers, Brown Nevels, Wayne Nevels, Joe Nevels and Jim Nevels; and two sisters, Mary Nevels Hebler and Virginia (Ginny) Nevels Williams.

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Martha was born Dec. 7, 1933, in Fayette graduated from Carr Central High School in Vicksburg, class of 1951, and attended University of Houston, in Houston, Texas.

She married Lee on Jan. 19, 1952, and they have made their home in Vicksburg ever since, except for a short time spent in Biloxi and California while he was in the Air Force.

Marsh was employed as medical transcriptionist for Dr. Parsons at the Vicksburg Hospital, secretary for Mayor Murray Sills during his administration, and later was employed as secretary to the Chief of Publication and Graphic Arts at Waterways Experiment Station, where she retired in 1989.

Marsh was a woman of many talents, a great cook, hostess, seamstress (French hand-sewing), and oil painting. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Gibson Memorial Church.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 at 11a.m. at Riles Funeral Home with burial following at Greenlawn Gardens. The Rev. Mitch Cochran will officiate.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 to 11a.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be DeWayne Nevels, Mike Nevels, Dennis Evans, Steven Evans, Ricky Evans, Al Goodnight, Joseph Curtis, and Marvin Nelson.

The old Nevels family bell will be rung at the home of her cousin, Travis Nevels, in Johnson City, Tennessee, in her memory. It will be rung at the hour of the service.

Memorials may be made to Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church.

May she rest in peace and may her memory be eternal.