Mattie L. Evans (Sallis), 72, of Akron, OH., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 27, 2020 at Akron General Cleveland Clinic. Born on July 21, 1947, in Sallis, Mississippi. Mattie was a devoted mother, grandmother, trivia buff and family historian. Her greatest joy was in being a benefactor of great deeds for her family, friends and community. Mattie is preceded in death by her mother Vera Sallis, her father Apostle Sam Sallis, sister, Linda Byrd, brother, Rick Sallis, and her son Marvin Scott Evans.
Mattie was a woman of great faith and a long standing member of the Holiness Church of Christ Deliverance Center. Mattie worked as a Girl Scout Leader, Realtor, Childcare Service Provider, Bank Teller and as a cafeteria worker at Schumacher Elementary School. Her greatest role was as “Grammie” to Malina, Mackenzie, Mariah and Matthew. She had a love for all children and so many others knew her as their grandmother as well.
She leaves to cherish her memory a loving and devoted husband, Marvin Evans, loving son and daughter-in-law, Matthew Seth Evans and Tiffany Yolanda Evans, mother-in-law, Thelma Evans and brother-in-law, Mervin Evans. She was deeply loved by her siblings: Sam Sallis Jr., Willie (Cassandra) Sallis, Frederick (Inetta) Sallis, Levoid Sallis, Eric (Kishma) Sallis, and Rose Sallis. A host of nieces and nephews and scores of beloved family and friends.