Tarenza Donald Evans

Funeral services for Tarenza Donald Evans will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 9 at St. James Primitive Baptist Church in Coolidge.
Tarenza Donald Evans was born on Oct. 15, 1984 in El Dorado, Ark. He passed away on Aug. 28, 2017.
He was baptized at the early age. Tarenza was a choir member, junior deacon, and lifelong member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Coolidge under the leadership of Pastor Troy Eastland, Jr. He attended grade school at Coolidge Elementary and graduated from Coolidge High School in 2005. Tarenza was also a student at Paul Quinn College in Dallas.
Tarenza was preceded in death by his grandmother, Vernell Cornish-Hatten; father, Michael Suell; and sister, Rachelle Evans.
He leaves to cherish his memories: mother Vernell Cornish-Evans; father figure Bruce Small; siblings Vernita Evans-Huckaby (Darren), Elanda Lewis, Malaika Suell, Michael Suell, Galisa Suell, Curtis Evans, and Verchelle Evans; nieces Gabryille Smith, Chloé Evans and Shaquera Means; nephew Vernard Evans of which he was raised with as sisters and brother; great-nephew Russell Evans; uncles Windell Smith (Maxine), Clarence Sandles, Hiriam Hatten (Sylvia), Ollie Hatten, Carl Hatten, Eddie Hatten (Michelle), Archie Hatten, Jr. (Lucious), Favium Cooke, Michael Roberts (Wanda), and Leonard Mixon (Linda); grandmother Ruthie Sallie; and birth mother Jackie Suell.
Services and arrangements entrusted to Pearly Gates Funeral Home of Mexia.