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Jerome Evans

Jerome Evans

Sunday, December 12, 1954 Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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Obituary for Jerome Sylvester Evans (Pike)

Jerome S. Evans, age 64, was born December 12, 1954 in Wilmington, Delaware to the late John S. Evans and Delores Evans Birthwright. He went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

At an early age, Jerome learned to trust in God and to lean on him for direction. Such early lessons were beneficial to him throughout his lifetime. He met many challenges along life’s way. These challenges enabled him to meet life with enduring strength, unwavering faith and tenacious perseverance. Jerome knew and loved the Lord, his favorite hymns were “He’s Sweet I Know” and “There’s A Bright Side Somewhere”. His favorite scriptures were John 3:16-17 and Matthew 6:9-13.

Jerome attended Howard High School and graduated in the class of 1972. During high school, Jerome was an avid baseball player, awesome football player and an excellent wrestler. He was good at every sport in which he participated. Upon graduating from high school, he attended Delaware State College (now Delaware State University).

Jerome was lovingly known as “Pike” to his friends and family. He worked for more than 20 years at Howard High School of Technology where he held multiple positions, including Fire Chief, Custodian, Shop Steward and Union Representative. Pike took the time to mentor students he felt needed a big brother. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Howard High School athletic programs, especially the basketball program. Family and friends saw him as kind hearted, gentle and generous. Pike shared time with his childhood friends the “Hawks” from the 11th Street bridge area. Pike enjoyed watching sports, especially the Philadelphia Eagles during football season. He had an unwavering adoration for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a diehard Eagles fan.

Pike enjoyed listening to music, singing, debating political and current issues, playing horseshoes, checkers, chess and was an avid animal lover. He loved to watch old Western movies. Pike was a lover of good food. Pike had a zeal for life, which was evident through his interaction with family and friends. He welcomed family and friends and was a strong supporter of his nieces and nephews in their educational endeavors. Pike saw the benefit for education and encouraged them to be successful.

On Wednesday March 20, 2019, after a lengthy illness, Jerome quietly slipped into eternal peace and rest. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his younger brother, Stephen A. Evans “Geat”, and nephew, Shyron Johnson.

He leaves cherished memories with his brother, Thomas Johnson-Evans, Sr.; sisters, Valarie Evans, Rev. Jacqueline Evans-Wilson (Robert), Shelley Evans-Harris (Harvey); two Aunts, Phyllis J. Evans, Gwendolyn Evans-Taylor; nine nieces and four nephews; fifteen great nieces; fourteen great nephews; two great-great nieces; and a host of cousins, other family and friends.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    St. Paul U.A.M.E. Church
    3114 N. Market Street
    WILMINGTON, DE
    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 11:00am
    St. Paul U.A.M.E. Church
    3114 N. Market Street
    WILMINGTON, DE
    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    11:00am
  • Interment

    Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Gracelawn Memorial Park
    2220 Dupont Highway
    NEW CASTLE, DE
    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    1:00pm

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Suzette

During this most difficult time the scriptures serve as a comfort zone. 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17; 2Corinthians 1:3, 4 Helping us to see that our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4 I hope you find comfort in these promises. My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family.
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Artina

I express my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear love one. May God of tender mercies and comfort strengthen you during this time of sorrow - 2 Corinthians 1:3,4, it is his promise that you will see your love one again, John 5:28, 29.
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Mark and Lisa Goodwyn

Our warmest condolences.
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Mark and Lisa Goodwyn purchased flowers for the family of Jerome Evans.
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BP

I am truly sorry about your loss it's hard when we lose a loved one. However, I wanted to let you know that we can be comforted by a future hope. Soon there will be no more pain or sorrow. All the former things have passed away. (Rev 21:3,4)
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Tiffany

My condolences to the Evans family. May comfort be found in the scriptures and the hope found there. Revelation 21:3,4 speaks of a life free from tears, pain and the sting of death. May this thought provide comfort. For more comfort please visit JW.ORG
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