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Nanette Margaret (Knight) Evans

December 30, 1948 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Nanette Evans Obituary

Nanette Margaret Evans, 75, a 23-year resident of Pasadena, MD, and former longtime resident of Calvert County, MD left her earthly body and joined Jesus, on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at Compass Regional Hospice in Centreville, Maryland. She was born on Thursday, December 30th, 1948, in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Francis Xavier and Helena M. Knight. Nanette grew up in Baltimore Highlands with 4 siblings, close to the fire house where you could hear the frequent howl of the fire siren. Her father would raise the American flag on the flagpole in the front yard, every day. Nanette sang at an early age and met her high school sweetheart while in Choir, whom she married and recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. Their marriage was an inspiration to both family and friends, demonstrating how true love can persevere through the most difficult challenges life can bring. "Nan" raised three daughters and instilled a deep faith in God and displayed an unwavering perseverance during her darkest days. She had the ability to shine her light into the lives of others, no matter her circumstances. She struggled with major health issues throughout her life, but somehow always managed to brighten others' lives. She had a humorous personality and was able to make you chuckle, in light of her own dire situation. She had the uncanny gift of making you smile through her own tears. 


Nan was a dedicated homemaker and mother, while her children were young. Nan loved to cook and filled the family home with baked goods, special treats and home cooked meals. She grew up spending a lot of time in the kitchen with her own Mom, learning how to cook and bake. Delicious dishes were part of creating bonds and memories with her own children and grandchildren. She even created a cookbook with her special recipes for her daughters, to be passed along. When her children left the nest, she became the Vice President of ICM Enterprises and started her own company, Nanette's Treasures, where she made unique gift baskets to bring happiness to others. Nan was a past member of the Prince Frederick Full Gospel Assembly of God, where God intervened and healed her from a major disease. That day in 1974, she walked out of church, pushing her wheelchair. She would share this testimony when 'The Evans Family' used to travel to local churches and sing. She would always end her story by singing My Tribute, written by Andre Crouch. The words to this song, "to God be the Glory" is the foundation of how Nan lived her life. Her love and talent for singing continued and she used Sing Snap, a social media platform, to share her love of singing and humor. She also enjoyed online war games like Call of Duty and went by the nickname Selvester Stallone's Rambo.


Nan had a special love for butterflies and the symbolism of change and new beginnings, that they represent. Her favorite spot at home was sitting in the sunroom, looking out at her butterfly bushes to see the butterflies, and the backyard wildlife. Birds, deer, fox and groundhogs would frequent the yard. She loved watching the nature around her. She was a collector of all things butterflies. Nan also loved her 4-legged fur babies. She leaves behind her sweet pup, Abby, who was her constant companion. We picture her being reunited with all the furry family that passed before her, along with all her loved ones who left this earth before her own transition to Heaven. Nan had a vision of her own passing, with the angels holding her hands and pulling her spirit out of her body, and into heaven. She shared her vision of how young she was and the pretty dress she was wearing. We know she is once again full of life, light, and in perfect love and joy, in God's glory. 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers Frankie and Johnny Knight and her sister Cathy Dehring. Nan is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, William H. Evans, Jr; her daughters Marcella Barricklow and her husband Darrell, Krista Norton and her husband Tommy, Joy Hurst and her husband Eddie; her sister Denise McDermott and her husband Dennis; seven grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and 2 more great-grandchildren expected this summer.

A celebration of life will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Compass Regional Hospice by clicking here.

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