Sandra Jean Evans, 78, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at home with family.
Sandra was born on April 19, 1942 in Peoria to Norman and Anna Mae (Lucas) Dillard. Sandra and her siblings were raised by their bonus mother Glovina (Lucas) Sydnor who preceded her in death.
She was also preceded in death by her sister, Deloris Thompson; two brothers, Bobby Dillard and infant brother Jerry Dillard.
Surviving are her children, Dennis Evans of Peoria, IL, Ronald Evans of Bloomington, IL, Michael Evans of New York, NY, and Sonya (Frederick) Pounds of Peoria, IL; 14 grandchildren, Yusuf, Lamar, Denisha, Daundre, Destiny, Julis, Octavious, Jashon, Juwan, Samiyah, Jaylen, Jayden, Nevin, Sevin; 2 great-grandchildren, Darwin and DeOntae; one brother, Larry (Ginette) Dillard Sr. of Cieblo, TX; two sisters, Stella Adams and Nettie Eppinger both of Peoria, IL; one siter-in-law, Edith Dillard of Peoria, IL; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Sandra worked at Caterpillar as a Material Processer for 30 years retiring in 1997. She later worked for the Peoria Journal Star in the Finance Department for seven years. She was a loving mother and grandmother and her family and friends were very important to her. She was a member of New Cornerstone Baptist Church in Peoria.
Sandra's family would like to give a special thank you for all of the love and support.
Cremation has been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home in Peoria. Online tributes and condolences may be left for Sandra's family at
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at the upper gazebo at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria. There will be no repast per Sandra's wishes.