Melvin L. Evans

Moyock, NC


Melvin Leigh Evans, age 75, of Moyock, NC went to live with his Lord Jesus in Heaven on March 30, 2024.

Melvin was born on March 3, 1949 in Norfolk, VA to the late Orion Lenox and Bessie Belle Powers Evans. He was a loving husband, affectionate and caring father, and the best Papaw. He loved his family, he loved Jesus, and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was humble and compassionate with a big heart for others and had an unforgettable smile.

Melvin was a lifelong Moyockian, except for the two years he spent at N. C. State earning his Associate Degree in Applied Agriculture. Primarily, Melvin was a farmer and spent the majority of his career as co-owner of Garrett & Evans Farms. The last 22 years, he was a respected real estate broker. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family.

Melvin is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Deborah Wilson Evans; his daughters, Stephanie Ann Evans and Michelle Leigh Perry (Alex); his cherished granddaughters, Riley Grace Perry and Elise Hope Elkins; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends who were like family. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Roy G. Evans, Sr. and his nephew, Roy G. Evans, Jr. 

A visitation will take place on Monday, April 8, 2024, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Twiford Funeral Home. A funeral service to honor Melvin’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at Twiford Memorial Chapel with Pastor Darryl Stallings officiating. Melvin’s service will be live streamed. Visit his obituary page at at the time of service to view the live stream. Melvin will be laid to rest in the Rutter-Powers Family Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Albemarle Pregnancy Resource Center & Clinic, 905 Halstead Blvd., Suites 20 & 21, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 ( or Ebenezer Baptist Church, P. O. Box 219, South Mills, NC 27976. 

Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Evans family. Condolences and memories may be shared at