ForeverMissed
Sandra Jean Evans, 78, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at home with family.

Sandra was born on April 19, 1942 in Peoria to Norman and Anna Mae (Lucas) Dillard. Sandra and her siblings were raised by their bonus mother Glovina (Lucas) Sydnor who preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Deloris Thompson; two brothers, Bobby Dillard and infant brother Jerry Dillard.

Surviving are her children, Dennis Evans of Peoria, IL, Ronald Evans of Bloomington, IL, Michael Evans of New York, NY, and Sonya (Frederick) Pounds of Peoria, IL; 14 grandchildren, Yusuf, Lamar, Denisha, Daundre, Destiny, Julis, Octavious, Jashon, Juwan, Samiyah, Jaylen, Jayden, Nevin, Sevin; 2 great-grandchildren, Darwin and DeOntae; one brother, Larry (Ginette) Dillard Sr. of Cieblo, TX; two sisters, Stella Adams and Nettie Eppinger both of Peoria, IL; one siter-in-law, Edith Dillard of Peoria, IL; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Sandra worked at Caterpillar as a Material Processer for 30 years retiring in 1997. She later worked for the Peoria Journal Star in the Finance Department for seven years. She was a loving mother and grandmother and her family and friends were very important to her. She was a member of New Cornerstone Baptist Church in Peoria.

Sandra’s family would like to give a special thank you for all of the love and support.

Cremation has been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home in Peoria. Online tributes and condolences may be left for Sandra’s family at www.claryfunerals.com.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at the upper gazebo at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria. There will be no repast per Sandra’s wishes.

Posted by Catherine Smith on August 31, 2020
Sending my Condolences to the Family.
RIP Sandra
Posted by Brenda Idreez on August 30, 2020
Family,my sincere heart felt condolences to you all. Sandra was a very special Woman,friend,confidants ,big heart,serious,God fearing,easy to talk to, graceful,understanding,and so much more, she meant to me for the fifty plus years I have known her. I will miss your Love One too. Family be strong and put your trust in the Lord, his spirit will see you through. May San RIP
Posted by Tamika Simms on August 30, 2020
Rest in heaven Ms. Evans.
Posted by Josephine Fair on August 15, 2020
Sandra Evans was one of the first people I met when I came to Peoria, Illinois and right away I felt safe and comforted. She was so easy to talk to and offered good advice. I loved her from the very beginning ❤ she showed me what a strong woman looked like. I observed her always nurturing, uplifting, encouraging and most importantly loving her children with a fierce kind heart. Family, all my love and prayers in the name of Jesus Christ. May you all be comforted knowing that she is now with God resting in peace and love.

          With Love, Phine
Posted by Tiana Johnson on August 15, 2020
Wow, I’m still in shock! You and my mom are my wonder women that will live forever!!! You will definitely be missed.
Posted by Zerlyna Burse-Taylor on August 14, 2020
R.I.H. Miss Evans..you will be missed.
Posted by Barbara Vinson on August 13, 2020
Sending our deepest condolences to the Family.. May God give u all strength during this difficult time.. Much Love from Brian Porch & Barb..
Posted by Linda Fox on August 13, 2020
Your presence , love and kindness, will forever be with us. Rest in heaven Sandra.
Posted by Essie Pounds on August 12, 2020
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Posted by Catherine Smith on August 31, 2020
Sending my Condolences to the Family.
RIP Sandra
Posted by Brenda Idreez on August 30, 2020
Family,my sincere heart felt condolences to you all. Sandra was a very special Woman,friend,confidants ,big heart,serious,God fearing,easy to talk to, graceful,understanding,and so much more, she meant to me for the fifty plus years I have known her. I will miss your Love One too. Family be strong and put your trust in the Lord, his spirit will see you through. May San RIP
Posted by Tamika Simms on August 30, 2020
Rest in heaven Ms. Evans.
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Shared by Kimberly Dixon-Bey on August 13, 2020
I will miss you. I am not easy to break but you did it in minutes. It didn't take long to love or see why you were loved so much. You gave my beautiful sister life and I will always be grateful to you. You were a true queen, angel and lady. Rest in piece my diamond.