Roslyn' s World,
A life well lived
King James Version
Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
It all began in a little town in South Carolina called Alcolu.
On Sunday May 3, 1936 Roslyn was the second of six children born to the late Junius and Cora Jenkins. She graduated from Manning Training School and went on to earn her State Board Practical Nursing License from the Roper College of Nursing.
Roslyn married the love of her life Samuel Evans in 1957 and they shared a loving life together for forty nine years. They traveled the world for twenty nine years while raising their family since her husband served in the Air Force for twenty nine years. Roslyn’s living room represented 21 countries she either lived in or visited during her world travels.
Always full of her faith and beliefs Roslyn expressed her love for family and friends through a nurturing spirit, cooking and baking. Roslyn was a true “Mother Hen”. From her siblings, to her children, to her grandchildren she cared for them as only a Christian mother could do.
But make no mistake, if you were disobedient or even had a thought of talking back, you were surely promised ‘a Joe Louis punch.’
Roslyn was an active member of Morris Street Baptist Church for sixty-three years. She served on the Deaconess Board. Roslyn was recognized at Morris Street Baptist Church’s Mother of the Year. Roslyn prepared the annual Christmas church dinner and made and donated one of a kind cake creations for the yearly church’s anniversary celebration.
Roslyn’s nurturing spirit caused her to choose a career in the nursing field and served for more than 32 years at the Medical College of South Carolina. She took great pride in taking care of the sick and working 3rd shift so her job never interfered with caring for her husband and sons.
As if her nursing career wasn’t enough, Roslyn fulfilled her dream of owning her own baking business. After taking a baking class in Germany and making a birthday cake for a friend, Roslyn birthed her company called “Cake World”.
If you were amongst the many couples married in Charleston, South Carolina and you had the privilege of Roslyn baking your wedding cake, consider yourself blessed because Roslyn was known for baking wedding cakes for the who’s who of Charleston.
Her home greeted you with a warm delicious aroma of her cakes all the time, bride and groom cake toppers were up lined against the hallway wall and her dining room table was a platform for cake designs. The world has attempted to imitate Roslyn’s Chewies, you know them as blondies without the Roslyn spend.
Adding to her baking skills, Roslyn’s cooking was second to none. Families would travel from near and far to enjoy their favorite dishes that Roslyn was known for cooking. She Crab Soup, shrimp and grits, potato salad, shrimp salad, okra soup and corn pie were just a few of her much loved specialties.
She would find peace, rest and relaxation in fishing at Colonial Lake or shrimping and crabbing on The Battery of the Charleston harbor. She served only the freshest of seafood to her family and friends.
Roslyn also enjoyed attending sporting events and band performances. She would travel all over the state as well as out of the state to watch her children and grandchildren compete and perform. Roslyn was well known on the sidelines as a constant spectator. For many years, she relished traveling to Disney World with her family. Roslyn and her family never stood at the back of the line. She would somehow magically insert the family close to the front of the line.
On October 15, 2020 Roslyn awoke and realized the old house she lived in was weak, worn, and tired. The windows were dim and the doors had fallen off the hinges. Roslyn packed her bags and eased out of the back door of Cypress Place Assisted living unnoticed. Her carriage was waiting outside to take her to the banks of the Jordan River. Roslyn knew she would board the Old ship of Zion at the bank of the Jordan River. She didn’t need a ticket because she booked passage many years ago when she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and promised God she would love him and live a pleasing life in his eyesight throughout her Christian Journey. The Captain took one look and waived her aboard. There to meet her were her parents, Junius and Cora Jenkins, her son Tyrone and husband Samuel. Also there to embrace Roslyn were her brothers, Moses Jenkins and Junius Jenkins, Jr. and her forever friend Bertha Fernandez. Roslyn is home at last.
Her Legacy Lives on
Roslyn will be forever missed, and lifetime memories will always be cherished by her sisters, Barbara Johnson (Albert), Frances Williams (the late Larry) and Lois Brooks (Willard),
Her sons; Daryl Evans (Melissa), Erek Evans and Derek Evans, God daughter Tina Fernandez, daughter-in-law, Kaye Evans (the late Tyrone) Her grandchildren are Vincent Evans (Janelle), Tyrone Evans Jr., Tasmine Evans, Chloe Evans and Daryl Evans Jr. Ashley Barnes and Autumn Barnes, and great grandchildren; Jada Evans, Jasmine Evans, Vince Evans Jr., Shatya Evans, Charleston Scarver, Cayden Evans and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.