(COVINGTON, Ga.) The Evans families of Covington, Ga., and Roanoke announce the passing of their mother, and daughter, Ms. Stephanie Miranda Evans, 49 of Covington. Ms. Evans, a native of Roanoke, transitioned from this life on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022, at the Piedmont Newton Medical Center in Covington.
Stephanie was born in Roanoke on May 24, 1973, to Mr. Willie Paul Evans and the late Maime Dian Sims. Upon graduation from Handley High School in 1991, Stephanie attended Jacksonville State University., where she received both a BS Degree in Criminal Science and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She became a member of Zeta Phi Beta, Inc. at JSU.
Stephanie was a very hardworking woman who dearly loved her children and worked hard to ensure their every need, and most of their wants were met. She has held various positions throughout her career working to help children and other vulnerable people manage and overcome the struggles in their lives. She moved to Atlanta in pursuit of a job. She was currently employed with the State of Georgia Department of Family and Children’s Services and at Ridgeway Mental Hospital.
She was welcomed in glory by her mother, Miami Dian Poythress; her brother, Terrell Marcus Poythress; maternal grandparents: Rev J D and Mrs. Julia Mae Sims; and paternal grandparents, Mr. Lonnie B and Mrs. Sara Lee Evans.
She is survived by one daughter, Kobe Michale Harris of Atlanta; one son, Marcus Evans of Conyers, Ga.; father, Willie Paul Evans (Lela) of Roanoke; and Terrell Poythress (Gloria) of Hogansville, Ga.; fiancée, Bryan K Scott of Conyers; one aunt, Connie Poythress (Jerome) of LaGrange, Ga.; three uncles: Frank Sims and Fredy Poythress both of Roanoke; and Tharius Poythress of LaGrange; and finally numerous cousins, friends, other relatives and Soros of Zeta Phi Beta, Inc.