Pleasant Mae Suggs-Evans, 96

Nurse-midwife

April 07, 2007

Pleasant Mae Suggs-Evans, a homemaker and former nurse-midwife, died of a heart attack Tuesday at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 96.

Pleasant Mae Suggs was born in Bayboro, N.C., and raised and educated in Ayden, N.C.

She was married in 1930 to Joseph C. Evans, a longshoreman, and moved to Baltimore in 1940. He died in 1978.

From the 1940s until the 1960s, Mrs. Suggs-Evans was a nurse-midwife. She also worked for the Model Cities Program helping to organize programs for senior citizens.

Mrs. Suggs-Evans enjoyed returning home to North Carolina to attend family reunions. She was also an accomplished baker who was known for her homemade pound cake.

"It had lots of eggs and butter," said a daughter, Karla T. Evans-Tyson of Baltimore.

The former Rosemont Towers resident had lived at the Rock Glen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center since 2003.

Mrs. Suggs-Evans was a member of the Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Howell Funeral Home, 4600 Liberty Heights Ave.

Also surviving is another daughter, Nancy Evans Stratton of Forest Park; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

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