Lavelle was born March 9, 1933, in Geneva County, Alabama, to Will Thompson and Effie Mims Thompson. She was a resident of Groves for 60 years and member of Victory Temple. Survivors include her husband, Carlton Miller of Groves; sons, William Dean Miller and wife, Carroll of Jasper, Nolan Miller and wife, Becky of Port Neches, Hal Wesley Miller and wife, Muriel of Lumberton; sisters, Dorothy McWhirter of Daphne, AL, Arvie Neal of Jacksonville, FL, Olive Trant of Geneva, AL; brother, Doferice Thompson of Holmes County, FL; grandchildren, Darin Miller, Andrea Lavelle Owens, Kathleen LeBoeuf, Virginia Matteson, Rebecca Watkins, Amber Miller, Lindsey Miller; and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 15, 2012, at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas, with Reverend Robert Turnage officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches, Texas. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday evening from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Special thanks to Debbie and Judy of We Care and also Harbor Hospice.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 14, 2012