Lois Evans, wife of Dr. Tony Evans, has died after battling a rare form of cancer, her family has revealed.
Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor and founder of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, announced via social media that his wife Lois, 70, went home to Heaven on the morning of Dec. 30. This was her second round of biliary cancer, according to Evans’ initial post about the diagnosis. In a moving tribute, Evans wrote that Lois was surrounded by family, including the couple’s four children, when she passed away.
“Just before the sun came up this morning, the love of my life, Lois Irene Evans, transitioned from earth and watched her first sunrise from heaven,” Evans said. “I had the privilege of holding her hand as she was lulled into eternity. Our four children surrounded her as well. As she slipped away, we told her how much we love her, how proud we are of her, and how thankful we are for the life she has lived.
“We are what we are because of her.
“Thank you so much for praying for my wife and for my family. God answered our prayers this morning by relieving her of suffering. But the truth is, He has been answering our prayers all along. Lois lived beyond medical expectations, not once, but over and over again. God has been so kind to give us more time to make wonderful memories.
“While we know the coming days will be challenging, right now we are grateful for the life and love of a woman who planted seeds that will bear fruit for generations to come.
“Thank you for your continued prayers for our family as we grieve, and also for your patience as we finalize our plans to honor her life.”
For years to come, Lois Evans will be remembered by many as a great woman of God who faithfully served alongside her husband in ministry for the eternal benefit of millions of souls. She leaves behind a lasting legacy. Mrs. Evans was the definition of a Proverbs 31 woman and has been called up a little higher to be praised in Paradise:
“Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.” (Proverbs 31:28-31)
Please keep the Evans family in your prayers during this difficult time.