Family Login:

Joyce Bidol Evans
  • April 8, 1931 - February 7, 2020
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

Share This Obituary

Joyce Bidol Evans entered into eternal rest, February 7, 2020 on the wings of love, at the age of 91. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 22, 1928 to the late John Bidol, Sr. and Laura Baham Bidol. She was preceded in death by her son, Frank J. Bidol and her sister Jessie Bidol. She is survived by three children; Byron J. Evans(Phyllis), Verita G. Thomas(Charles) and Renaldo P. Gutierrez. She is also survived by four siblings, John Bidol, Jr.(Claire), Una B. Millet(Nolan), Marguerite B. Johnson(Ellis) and Merlene B. Walker(Clinard). Also survived by 10 grand children, 10 great grandchildren along with step grand children and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Joyce worked for The Sisters of the Holy for over 30 years beginning with Lafon Boys Home. She also worked at St. Mary's Academy and House of the Holy Family where she eventually retired. Her connection with the Sisters didn't end there however. She later resided at Delille Inn and eventually Lafon Nursing home until her death.

Affectionately known as MawMaw, Joyce loved being around family and if the music was right, was glad to show off a few of her dance moves. She also loved going out to eat and often after her appointments she would say "Are we going to lunch? My treat". She was a very stern, but kind person. She had a look that told you when you did something that she didn't like and a heart that loved you in spite of it.

Relatives, friends, parishioners of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, The Sisters of the Holy Family, Employees of Lafon Nursing Facility and Notre Dame Hospice are invited to a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday February 15, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1923 St. Philip Street, Rev. Anthony Gyamerah, officiating. Visitation begins at 9:00 a.m. and last until the service begins. Private Interment. Services entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Sisters of the Holy Family or St. Mary's Academy.