HENDERSON — Shirley Temple Wilkes Evans, 76, of Henderson, left us suddenly on April 10, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Lee Daniel and Mary Wharam Wilkes. In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Sidney Allen Evans Sr., and a son, Lucas Allen Evans.

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Betty Evans; her son, Sidney A. Evans Jr. (Jenny); her grandchildren, Janie Marie Evans and Laramae Elizabeth Evans; sisters, Helen Starnes and Dorothy Stock; as well as some grand furbabies.

Shirley graduated from Bunn High School in 1962 and received an Early Childhood Education degree from Vance-Granville Community College. Shirley was a loyal wife to her loving husband up until his death. She was a loving and kind lady, and a member of Alert Pentecostal Holiness Church. Shirley was an animal lover and is survived by her dogs, “Sweet Pea” and “Bubbles,” and her cats, “Black Britches” and “Shamrock.” She was known for not having a filter and saying what she thought. Shirley enjoyed cross-stitching and had journaled daily for years.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on May 1, 2021, at Alert Pentecostal Holiness Church, 719 Alert Road, Louisburg, NC 27549.

Arrangements are being handled by Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, 804 N. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, NC 27549. Online condolences may be made to www.lancasterfcs.com.

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