Horace Sylvester Evans was born on January 7, 1942 in Grants Gap, Westbury Road in the parish of St. Michael, Barbados West Indies to Berril Evans and Kenneth Husbands (deceased). In July 1958, he immigrated to the US with his sisters Marva Evans and Julie Evans joining their mother in Cambridge, MA to start a new life together as a family. They lived on Hews Street surrounded by a strong extended family of Barbadians – Granny Heywood, Nanny Davis, Mrs. Nichols, Mrs. Grant and Uncle Ben.
Horace was an independent and resourceful fellow doing odd jobs in his youth and young adulthood. He met and married Mary Marion Foster of Cambridge on June 30, 1962 and resided on Western Avenue, near the Charles River, for many years. They had three beautiful children. During this time, he was a Merchant Marine and travelled all over the world to interesting and exotic places. His home was filled with treasures from faraway lands and he enjoyed the freedom of the sea. He worked at Harvard University for many years on the Maintenance Crew until he injured his knee and took an early retirement.
Horace was always well-dressed, matching from head to toe in his favorite colors of tan, brown, maroon and gray. He had a great sense of humor and was a great storyteller. He loved to cook, watch movies from Africa and listen to music from the 50’s and 60’s. He enjoyed a good political debate and often commented on the news of the day. Horace never complained about anything, he kept his own counsel and lived his life’s journey quietly and with dignity. He was his own man. He didn’t like to ask for help and if he owed you a dime, he would hunt you down to give it back. He died peacefully, holding his son Tyrone’s hand and is free from pain and suffering.
Horace leaves to cherish his memory his beloved mother Berril Evans Carter; three children Michelle Evans, Tyrone Evans and John Evans; siblings Marva Evans (deceased), Julie Evans (deceased), Marcia Carter, Lorenzo Carter, Caswell Harris (deceased) Basil Grant, Rawl Thompson (deceased), David Cummings, Michael Cummings, Joan Griffith Lee, Andrew Griffith, Anthony Griffith; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; beloved Aunt Lillian Lowe; adoring nieces, nephews and cousins; longtime, trusted friend Mcainley Hill; and an extended family of close and special friends – old and new. He will always be loved, missed and remembered.
The Family of Horace S. Evans wishes to express their sincere and heartfelt gratitude for the prayers, support, kindness and love shown during this time of sorrow.
The Family of Horace S. Evans
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