Rose Jean Smith Evans, 100, of Hamden, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2018 at the Hamden Healthcare Center.

Rose was born on October 20, 1917 in Fayetteville, NC, to the late Rev. Alexander and Elsie Smith.She was the beloved wife of the late Lorenzo Evans, Sr.

Rose was a wonderful cook/baker. Her favorite hobbies were quilting, sewing and making dolls. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family.

She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Jean Simmons and Annette Evans (James); a son, Louis Evans; daughter in-law, Katherine Evans; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by one son, Lorenzo Evans, Jr.; a granddaughter, Jill Simmons-Ray; and her sons in-law, R.L. Simmons and Nathan Williams.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 1324 Chapel St., New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held at the church from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park.