June H. Evans
June H. Evans

December 25, 1950 - April 25, 2019
Born in Philadelphia
Resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Obituary

June Harriet Evans was born on Christmas Day, 1950, to the late Edward Elijah and Margaret Eleanor Miller. June was born and raised in West Philadelphia as the youngest of 5 siblings, who were taught at an early age, the importance of catholic education, strong family commitment and Christ as the foundation of it all.
On Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 5:01 pm, God, in all of his infinite wisdom, called our June home to rest. June graduated from Our Mothers of Sorrows Parochial School, as did all of her 4 children. She then attended West Catholic High School for Girls, where she graduated in 1968. She went on to attend and graduate from Pierce Junior College with an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies.
June had a passion for dance, which she aggressively pursued through Sidney School of Dance. This helped to springboard her to international travel with PhilaDanco Dance Company and ultimately owning her own dance studio, in the late 70’s, where she taught the basics of ballet, tap, and jazz to youth in the community. June worked as a payroll clerk for Temple University Hospital for over 10 years and then went on to be gainfully employed by Edens Corporation, as a Regional Rail Ticket Agent, until she succumbed to her illness in 2019. June continued her love for the community by serving as Judge of Elections for the 6th Ward 18th Division for many years, as well as being involved in many community improvement committees.
Throughout her life June was a devout parishioner of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church where she served as a Lecturer, Eucharistic Minister, Choir Member, and Pastoral Council Member. Lady June was a Charter Member of the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary, Saint Crispina Court #334, and proudly served as Treasurer. She also served on numerous other church committees. June had an obsession for reading, and enjoyed gospel music, board games, puzzles and word searches, and possessed a uniquely impeccable handwriting that could never be duplicated.
“Junie,” as she was commonly referred, was also a spectacular cook and would always enjoy soaking a piece of her famous fried chicken in a bowl with vinegar and hot sauce, until it was just right, which is a tradition passed down through generations. While fried chicken was her specialty, she was also an avid baker, and was known throughout her church family for her famous pound cake.
June was survived by: fiancé, Joseph McLeod Sr.; four children, Dewitt, Michelle, Kimberly and Joe; one daughter-in-law, Toniece; 9 grandchildren, Ariana, Noelle, Autumn, Kennedy, Christian, Erick, Chynna, Lundyn and Ajwa; one great granddaughter, Aviana; two sisters, Constance McGuire and Rachael Ashley; two brothers, Donald Harvey Miller and Leonard Edmondson; and a host of loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lovingly Submitted,
The Family

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Visitation
Saint Athanasius Parish
2050 E. Walnut Lane
Philadelphia, PA US 19138
Friday, May 3, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Service
Saint Athanasius Parish
2050 E. Walnut Lane
Philadelphia, PA US 19138
Friday, May 3, 2019
11:00 AM
Burial
Old Cathedral Cemetery
4801 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA US 19131
Friday, May 3, 2019