Melinda Evans Obituary

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Melinda Michielsen Evans

April 1, 1971 - March 13, 2013
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Melinda Michielsen Evans, formerly of Rome, GA, passed away March 13, 2013 at the Hospital in Santo Domingo after a brief illness. Melinda Michielsen Evans was born in Rome, GA at Floyd Hospital on April 1, 1971 to Louise Free Michielsen and J. L. Michielsen. She was a graduate from Armuchee High School in 1989. She married David William Evans, son of Sam and Jean Evans of Rome, August 18, 1990 at the First Baptist Church of Rome. At the time of her death, she was serving as a missionary in the Dominican Republic with her family. She is survived by her husband David and seven children: Jackson Cooper Evans and his wife Erin of...
Melinda Michielsen Evans, formerly of Rome, GA, passed away March 13, 2013 at the
Hospital in Santo Domingo after a brief illness.

Melinda Michielsen Evans was born in Rome, GA at Floyd Hospital on April 1, 1971 to Louise Free Michielsen and J. L. Michielsen. She was a graduate from Armuchee High School in 1989. She married David William Evans, son of Sam and Jean Evans of Rome, August 18, 1990 at the First Baptist Church of Rome. At the time of her death, she was serving as a missionary in the Dominican Republic with her family.

She is survived by her husband David and seven children: Jackson Cooper Evans and his wife Erin of Antigua, Guatemala where they are missionaries with YWAM, Jacob Wesley Evans, Denver, CO, Grayson Elizabeth Evans, Sarah Joy Evans, Tyler Isaac Evans, Elisha "Eli" Samuel Yu Evans, and Naomi Rose Yu Evans of the Dominican Republic. She is also survived by her mother, Louise Michielsen and a brother Wesley Lewis Michielsen of Dacula, Ga.

Melinda was best known for her loving spirit, her tremendous love for David and their children, her enduring love for her Mother, her great zest for life, and her unending faith in God. She grew up in the First Baptist Church of Rome where she learned about Missions in Mission Friends, the GAs and Acteens. This planted a seed that led to the mission work that she and David felt God led them to do. As a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rome she grew in her abiding love of Jesus Christ her Savior and was nurtured by loving church friends and her Pastor Rev. Jeff Chadwick.

Melinda had many talents. She sculptured and made beautiful pieces of pottery on her very own pottery wheel and painted portraits of the children along with seasonal scenes. Some of her other hobbies included crocheting, quilting and scrap booking. She will be remembered for her loving heart, her sweet spirit and kindness to others. Her spiritual devotion, trust and faith have been present in all of her relationships and Life's work.

A memorial service honoring the life of Melinda Michielsen Evans was held at the First Presbyterian Church at 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 21. The body will lie in state in the sanctuary of the church from 2:30 pm until time for the service. Following the service, the family will greet friends in King Hall. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made for the Evans family at Food for the Hungry: www.fh.org/63502.

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