Obituary for Janice McKeithan Evans

    • Name: Janice McKeithan Evans
    • Home Town: Ash, NC
    • Date of Death: 03/06/2018
    • Birth Place: Brunswick County, NC
    • Birth Date: 04/20/1945
    • Service Date: 03/09/2018 at 06:00 PM
    • Visit Date: 03/08/2018
    • Visit Times: 5-7 PM
    • Service Place: Myrtle Head Baptist Church

    Janice Marie McKeithan Evans went to her Heavenly home on March 6, 2018.  She was born April 20, 1945 in Freeland, NC to the late Jesse Dallas and Letha Phelps McKeithan.  Janice was an employee of Comprehensive Home Health Care / Liberty Home Care & Hospice for 25 years.  She loved her job, her colleagues and most importantly, her patients who became like family to her.

    She was predeceased in death by her parents, her son, Rev. Brent Evans Sr., her brother, Allen McKeithan, her sister, Laura Mae Johnson, and her “adopted” brother Mike Stephens.

    Janice is survived by her husband of 54 years Rifton Evans, her daughter Rhonda Evans Benton and husband, Joey; a daughter-in-law Marlene Evans; three grandsons, Brent Evans Jr, 2nd Lt., USAF,  Tyler Evans, SrA, USAF, and Corey Evans; a granddaughter Abigail Benton; two sisters, Barbara Long and Dianne Mabry and husband Tom; and her lifelong friend and “sister” Opal Stephens. She is also survived by her “adopted family”, Jorge and Ana Garcia, their children, Vanessa, Sandra, Jazmine and Alex, and their grandchildren, J.J. and Marci.  She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, close relatives and friends.

    A gathering of family and friends will be held at Brunswick Funeral Service in Shallotte, NC on Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 5 PM to 7PM.  The family will also receive guests at the home of Rhonda and Joey Benton at other times.

    A Celebration of Life will be held at 6:00 PM, Friday, March 9, 2018, at Myrtle Head Baptist Church, Ash, NC, where she was an active member, Deacon’s wife, Sunday School Teacher and many other roles. 

    In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Myrtle Head Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Timmy Evans, 6627 Myrtle Head Road NW, Ash, NC 28420.

     “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”  2 Timothy 4:7

    On-line condolences may be sent to

     Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte





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