Katherine Maxine Ijames Evans

Published 1:37 pm Monday, July 13, 2015

Ms. Katherine Maxine Ijames Evans, 63, of Columbus, Ohio, died on July 6, 2015, in Columbu after an extended illness.

She was born in Davie County on Aug. 13, 1951 to the late Elder John Calvin Ijames and the late Katherine G. Ijames. She attended Davie County Schools, and during her high school years, she enjoyed playing basketball for the Mohawkettes. She attended Mt. Zion Holiness Church in Mocksville. She left Davie County and relocated to Columbus in 1975. She earned her cosmetology license. Known as “Ms.Black” in Columbus, she was a woman of style, sassiness and confidence. She required respect. She was a direct person and held nothing back. The question was not if she would tell you the truth, the question was can you handle the truth. She returned to North Carolina for a short time and shared her knowledge of cosmetology and other talents with her sister, Pastor Nettye Ijames-Barber, and her niece, Tamela Tatum.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bishop Robert E. Ijames, and a sister, Annie I. Wilson.

Survivors: a son, Curtis Russell Ijames of Mocksville; 2 daughters, Queena Shelisa Ijames and Tanisha Shanta Ijames, both of Columbus; 8 grandchildren and a great-grandchild, all of Columbus; 3 sisters, Rosa Lee (Jimmy) Arnold of Cooleemee; Pastor Nettye Ijames-Barber of Mocksville, and Pastor Sylvia I. Mankins of Columbus; 2 brothers, Bishop James E. (Josephine) Ijames and John Calvin (Margaret) Ijames, both of Mocksville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion Holiness Church, 113 Mill St., Mocksville.