The celebration of the life of Evoria Darrington Sillers

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Revelation 2:10

Evoria Darrington Sillers was born in Monroe, LA on October 18, 1934, to the late Julius and Earnestine Darrington. She exchanged her earthly home for her heavenly home on May 5, 2021. Evoria accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Free Gift Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Reverend B.J. Washington. Later in life, she moved her membership to St. Philip Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend T. Williams, where she served as President of the motherboard and was a member of the choir. Finally, she moved her membership to St. Luke Baptist Church to be closer to her daughter, Deborah, and son-in-law, Reverend Dennis Martin Sr., where she served as a mother and a missionary.

Evoria was a graduate of the Monroe Colored High School in Monroe, LA.

She was a dedicated employee at Fred’s in McMillian Mall, Mervyn’s Department Store, and Stage Department Store for numerous years.

Evoria was the second eldest child of 12 siblings. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Reverend Robert Sillers; her father and mother Julius and Earnestine Darrington; her daughter, Earnestine Gardner; two brothers, Julius Darrington Jr. and James Darrington; and her grandson, Terry Wilson.

Mourning her departure yet cherishing her memories are: her (3) daughters, Deborah Martin(Reverend Dennis Martin, Sr.) of Monroe, LA, Sharon Renee Goudeau(Carl Goudeau) of Spring, TX, and Michelle Gardner of Monroe, LA; (2) sons, Donald Wayne Gardner of Monroe, LA and Terry Gardner(Cathy Gardner) of Baton Rouge, LA; (5) sisters, Elousie Taitague of Kirkland, WA, Azelia Williams (James) of Roseville, CA, Hazel Foster of Coppell, TX, Herberdine Darrington of Monroe, LA, Mureen Darrington of Sacramento, CA, Janice Marie Minor of Richmond, MN, and Rev. Charlie M. Darrington of Sacramento, CA; (2) brothers, Jimmy Darrington and Ricky Darrington, both of Colorado Springs, CO; (2) step-sisters, Gloria Chatman of Bastrop, LA and Carolyn Griffin of Rayville, LA; (2) god-daughters, Janice Williams and Jackie Woods, both of Monroe, LA; (2) god-sons: Floyd Harris and Bruce Edwards, both of Monroe, LA; a special neighbor, Donna Perkins; and her loving pet, Taz; (14) grandchildren, (15) great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, close relatives and friends.

Evoria was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She always wore a smile, and never met a stranger.

“Though your smiles are gone forever, and your hands we cannot touch, we’ll always have sweet memories of the love we have for you so very, very much. We love & miss you Mom!”
-Deborah, Renee, Wayne, Terry & Michelle

Visitation hours will be Friday, May 14, 2021, from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Miracle Center Church at 11:00 a.m.