Foster Evans

December 8, 1942 - January 30, 2022

Foster Jane Evans, daughter of the late James “Choke” McGilbra and Doris Foster was born, December 8, 1942, in Midway, Texas. She was known to many as “Moma Jane”.

Foster attended and graduated Albert Lee High School in Midway, Texas. She would later meet and marry Jessie Billy Evans. Together they had 4 children, Jesse Leon, Linda Kay, Brenda Kay, and Prince Fitzgerald Evans. Foster Jane “Moma Jane”, was very well known in the Stowell community and Winnie Stowell Church of Christ, as a member, where she remained faithful until her death. After her husband’s passing in 1968, she remained a faithful widower to the Evan’s family, never remarrying. For over 45 years, she and her best friend, younger sister, Willie Mae, also known as Will to many, has been inseparable roommates, living together, as two sisters should when you are single and love each other as family, as the Bible says. Foster Jane and Willie Mae did almost everything together, such as riding, cooking, fishing, traveling the world, sightseeing, attending, and participating in Bar B Que functions, but most important, attending church and holding their faith in God together.

Welcoming Foster Jane into the kingdom is her husband, Jesse Billy Evans, her daughter, Linda Kay Evans, her parents, James “Choke” McGilbra and Doris Foster, her great uncle, Mack Foster, Sr., and grandson, DaNario Williams.

Cherishing her memories are her children, Jesse Evans and wife, Sabrena; Brenda Evans, and husband, Eugene; Prince Fitzgerald Evans, and wife, Gina; sisters, Shirley Goff; Linnie Mae Green and husband, James; Willie Mae Larkin; grandchildren, Jesse and JJ; Jason, Linda, Jocelyn, Christopher, Simone, Zachry, Elton Jr., Dominique, Whitney, Vanessa, Prince Jr., and Daysa; Special great aunt, Novella “Aunt Sugar” Foster; special cousins, Jack, Mack Jr., Max San and Susie; Special friends, Curtis Hill, Lera Allen, and Bertha Wycoff; twenty one great grandchildren; one great great grandson and one on the way; special friends and members of the Winnie Stowelll Church of Christ and so many other relatives and friends from the Winnie Stowell community, Houston, Midway, and Madisonville, Texas.

A gathering of Mrs. Evan’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 4, 2022, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. Her funeral service will be Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Winnie Stowell Church of Christ, 2559 TX-124, Winnie, with her interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.

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Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • February 4, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Winnie-Stowell Church of Christ
  • 37, PO Box, Winnie, TX, 77665,
  • February 5, 2022
  • 11:00 am


Winnie-Stowell Church of Christ
  • 37, PO Box, Winnie, TX, 77665,

Comments (22)

    Whitney says:

    Gosh I miss this lady!

    Brenda Evans says:

    I would like to thank each and everyone for all the kind words and yes Foster Jane my mother (mama Jane)is miss dearly please continue praying for us and her Will (sister) ????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Kathy and Duffy Breaux Jr. says:

    We are very saddened at the passing of Jane. We both love her and will miss her very much and know that she is with God. Willie and Jane are such great examples of great Christian women. May God comfort and bless Willie and your entire family and turn your tears to laughter of the fun memories Jane left us all. She is truly missed. We love all of you. ????

    Jesse Evans says:

    Thank you so much for the kind words. They mean a lot to the family. She enjoyed you as her Christian brother and sister and even more when she was fishing at your place. She will truly be missed by all that knew or came in contact with her. She is resting comfortably and in peace

    Emma Williams says:

    Jesse,Brenda and Fitzgerald,
    Words can’t wipe away your tears. Hugs won’t ease your pain. But hold on to your memories. Forever they’ll remain.
    I will be keeping all in my prayers.
    Love Ya’ll Emma

    Jesse Evans says:

    Thank you so much for the kind words. Everyone seems to be holding up well, taking it one day at a time.

    Brenda Gibbons says:

    Prayers for the family!! Ms Jane was a very sweet lady!!????????

    Jesse Evans says:

    Thank you so much for the remembering how she was. She was also a sweet, loving and caring mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and friend to many. Again, thank you.


    Jeanette & Roland Weekly says:

    Our Deepest Condolences to the Family of Mama Jane. She certainly was one Special Lady!

    Jesse Evans says:

    Thank you so much for the uplifting words for our mother. These words means a lot to all of us. I am almost sure she felt the same way toward you in being a special friend.


    Treivon stelly says:

    Sorry for your loss she was a wonderful woman she meant a lot to us P.S MAMA JANE

    Jesse Evans says:

    Thank you Trevino, yes indeed, she was a wonderful woman, but more so, she was a wonderful person. Glad you had the chance to have gotten to know her.


    Catherine Levier says:

    To Jesse, Gerald, Brenda and the entire family I’m so sorry to hear about Ms. Jane’s passing. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jesse Evans says:

    Thank you so much for keeping all of the family in your prayers. It is greatly appreciated.



    My deepest condolences and prayers for the the family. I knew Ms. Jane through her sister Willie Mae whom I worked with at Texas Children’s Hospital. A gentle soul whom I know is and will be missed.
    My continuous prayers,
    Cynthia Browder

    Jesse Evans says:

    Thank you Ms. Browder. It is words like this that makes the family proud, as she made everyone feel like a friend, regardless if you met her only once or occasionally. I am so happy that you got the chance and opportunity to meet her.

    Carol Armstrong-Avery says:

    My deepest sympathies to this wonderful family. Jane, will really be missed – her bright smile – could always make you feel better. Such a loving family!!! Jane, will remain in our hearts forever. All my love to the family…..

    Respectfully, Carol Armstrong-Avery

    Jesse Evans says:

    Thank you so much Ms. Armstrong-Avery. Yes she will be missed tremendously by all and everyone in the family, as well as her friends included. Thank you again for keeping her in your heart.


    Yvonne Stanley says:

    Sorry for your loss. She mentioned so much t all she met. I’ll miss her

    Jesse Evans says:

    Ms Stanley, thank you so much for sending us this message. It’s not about how many letters, words or the length of the message that matters, it the thought of sending it to the family when it is needed the most.


    Mollie Rivon says:

    Her (Mama Jane) wonderful behavior and gentle nature can never be erased from our hearts. My condolences to the Evans Family.

    Jesse Evans says:

    Mollie, these words go a long ways and it probably means the most to the family. You will always be a member and a part of this family, but, to not have been married into the family for over 40 years and feeling the way you do speaks volumes to how our mother being special to you and what she meant to you. Thank you so much, and as you said, her gentle nature can never be erased, and neither can her memories.


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