Son, brother, husband, father, friend—a man who loved well and was well-loved—George Brady Evans passed suddenly Wednesday afternoon, May 17, 2023, at the age of 56.

George was the second child of Betty Coleman Bishop and Joseph Edward Evans, born on March 21, 1967, in Plainfield, New Jersey. He is preceded in death by the mother of his children, Holly Gardener Evans; his father, Joseph E. Evans; his brother, Joseph E. Evans II; his grandparents, George and Mary Brady; and his aunt Rose Bennett.

He is survived by his wife, Andrea M. Evans; his son, Damian M. Evans; his daughter, Jasmine E. Evans; his step-children, Riley J. Swafford and Saylor A. Swafford; his mother, Betty Coleman Bishop; his brother, Thomas A. (Teri) Fairley; his brother, Ryan C. (Brittany) Coleman; his sister, Rebekah C. Burke; his aunt, Jackie (Curtis) Robertson; his uncle, Dale Bennett; and bountiful cousins, nieces, and nephews.

George was truly a paragon of selflessness, always ready to give anyone the shirt off his back. His acts of kindness were not driven by obligation but were a reflection of his genuine concern and care for others. Throughout his life, George’s unyielding belief in the inherent goodness of people served as both a guiding principle and a source of endless entertainment. No problem was safe from George’s keen intellect and knack for finding solutions. His repertoire of fun stories seemed endless, as did his ability to read people and effortlessly brighten their day with a clever quip. His embodiment of unconditional love and acceptance was as genuine as his ability to deliver a well-timed sarcastic remark with a mischievous twinkle in his eye.

The loss of George leaves an irreplaceable void in our lives, and our grief is mingled with bittersweet memories of laughter and amusement. Yet, within this mix of emotions, we find solace in the enduring legacy he leaves behind. His boundless compassion, sharp intelligence, and quick wit will continue to resonate within the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to have known him.

No public services are planned at this time and a complete obituary will follow soon.

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