Maria Theodorakis Evans

July 13, 1959 - April 15, 2020

07/13/1959 - 04/15/2020

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MURFREESBORO, NC – Maria Theodorakis Evans, age 60, of Meherrin Lane, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family after a strong hard fight against cancer.

A native of Hertford County, Maria was born on July 13, 1959 to Konstantious “Gus” and Anastasia “Susy” Boutsouka Theodorakis in Ahoskie. Maria was a loving wife, mother, YiaYia, sister, and friend. She was always taking care of others, always kept things organized, and was the problem solver in the family. She cherished her family, especially her granddaughter. Maria enjoyed cooking, listening to music, and working in her flowers. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed. Maria was preceded in death by Father, Konstantious “Gus” Theodorakis.

Maria is survived by her loving husband Dale, daughter, Amber Nieradka and husband Ryan of Raleigh, NC; son, Timothy Evans and wife Allie of Murfreesboro; special granddaughter, Brynn Nieradka; brother, Tim and wife Lisa Theodorakis of Newark, DE; sister, Rita Erickson and husband David of Garner, NC; and special uncle, Billy Theodorakis of Murfreesboro.

Due to circumstances with COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a private family celebration of life graveside service on Saturday, April 18, 2020, 11:00 am at the Riverside Cemetery, Murfreesboro, NC, with Rev. John Porter officiating.  There will be a celebration of life memorial service scheduled at a later time to celebrate Ms. Maria’s life with friends. We will update our website as soon as we set a date and time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice or Hertford/Gates Relay for Life, 930-B Wellness Dr. Greenville, NC 27834 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Evans family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Alice Hill Williams
2 years ago

So very sorry for your loss and entire town of Murfreesboro

Rose Axtell
4 years ago

Maria is and will always be my lifetime friend. She brought so much joy to me and although we lived miles apart, it was like there was no distance. I heard her sorrow and her happiness through good times and bad and she NEVER complained or lost hope or faith. I miss her every day! I know she is in the good Lords hands and is pain free. She will be my forever friend and I’ll see her on the other side. My deepest condolences and love to Dale, Amber (Ryan), Timmy (Allie) and Yia Yia and the rest of her extended family and friends.

Regina Allen Morris
4 years ago

Dale….your beautiful Maria! She was so loved!! I didn’t know Maria very well but when we had our Producer’s Festivals and events, she was a JOY and DELIGHT to be around. So beautiful and that beautiful smile and contagious laugh! What an AWESOME lady who left impressions on others & making them feeling special….she is truly the special one! My heartfelt condolences to you and your sweet family. May the Lord begin to heal your hearts with all the precious memories you’ve shared with your beautiful Maria! Always your friend in Christ, regina.

Faith McDaniel
4 years ago

Maria was the sweetest! I never got the pleasure of meeting her but I feel so blessed to have known her and got to talk with her over the past 10+ years doing business. I AM SINCERELY PRAYING FOR HER ENTIRE FAMILY & ALL OF HER FRIENDS.

Linda Barnes Dunn
4 years ago

My condolences to the Evans and Theodorakis families. Maria was a special lady. Glad I got to meet her through our mutual cousins Tony & Greg Theodorakis.

William J Brooks
4 years ago

My heart felt condolences to the family of Maria Evans I pray God will bless and sustain their hearts

4 years ago

So sorry for your loss,

Jackie Eley
4 years ago

A delightful person to know and be in her present. She was rose of joy and spirit for all to enjoy.

Jackie Eley
4 years ago


Butch Pierce
4 years ago

Dale I just received the sad news 30 minutes ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.