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Mackenzie Louise Evans
May 9, 2001 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 22) 22 Years Old
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Our beloved Mackenzie Louise Evans passed on from addiction 3 years ago. She suffered in hell until November 14, 2023 when she returned to her maker. Mackenzie was a native of Vidalia. She attended Robert Toombs Christian Academy for 12 years.
Mackenzie loved her young son Madden. He was her pride and motivation. She also loved her friends very much. Spending time with them was her favorite pastime. One friend commented that “Mac was the funniest and sweetest soul I know. She was pure and wild. Genuine and loving. In the midst of all the ugly, Mac would make you laugh and remember that life is so beautiful.” Another says, “She lit up every room with just a smile. She has the most kind-hearted soul. You could not help but be happy around her.” Yet another says, “There was never a dull moment with Kenzie. When she was around there was always laughter. Mackenzie truly cared for the ones she loved and had immeasurable impact.” Finally, another says, “This is so hard. No words are good enough to describe her.”
Fortunately, I was able to recently share some hours of clarity with her traveling and visiting at Promise of Hope. Mackenzie would hope that her death, in some small way, helps to reduce the plague of addiction. She struggled to understand how drugs that are more irresistible than ever for many, including herself, have managed to saturate our lives. She expressed that while people argue whether to call it a “disease” or a “choice” it just continues to relentlessly kill. While some of us remain impressed at the convenience of the internet, her generation is comfortable in a world where you can order-up a narcotic, laced with Fentanyl or tranquilizer, delivered to the door by people that look just like us, hundreds of times faster than Amazon.
She heard a million times that rehabilitation was not possible until a person was “ready” to do it for themselves. She understood the concept. She also thought non-addicts regurgitate it a bit too often. She firmly believed that the only salvation for her and millions of others would come when they simply could not find another “fix”. With the legal system, law enforcement, drug companies, healthcare system, border patrol, schools, etc. failing in almost every way possible, why do our families allow the dealers in our cities and neighborhoods to sell? She describes those that sell as “loser types” that are mostly nervous and scared. Perhaps one day those of us that have lost someone will stop embracing those failing organizations and come together in a way that banishes these people from our world. She is preceded in death by her mother, Pamela Renee Iler; maternal grandfather Bily Iler; paternal grandmother, Shirley Singleton; and her dogs, Spud Evans and Willie Evans.
Her family includes her parents, David Ralph Evans, Sr. and Ginger of Vidalia; son, Madden Holley of Vidalia; brother, David Ralph Evans, Jr. and Donna of Santa Claus; niece, Harper Evans of Uvalda; grandmother, Louise Iler of Lawrenceville; great-grandmother, Rosemary Pinckney of Evans; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home, Monday afternoon, November 20th, from 2:00 until just prior to the funeral service at 3:00 with Dr. Gady Youmans officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Promise of Hope, 1257 Wayne Rd., Dudley, GA 31022.
Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.