Lora Laverne (Holland) Sharp joined her loved ones in Heaven on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. She was 82 years old and living in Austin, TX at the time of her passage. Preceding Laverne in death were her husband Nolan and daughter Carol Anne as well as several brothers and sisters (Lois, Louis, Lola, Leroy, Lester and Lorene) and her beloved parents Annie and John Holland. She is survived by her children Karen Sharp and Kevin Sharp of Austin ; grandchildren Alethea Holloway Loupe and Emily Seitz of Beaumont; and great-grandchildren Katelinn, Layla, Willie, Gabriella, Liv, and Leanna. Also surviving are one brother in law (Curtis Craig) and two sister in laws, Dorothy Holland and Pat Holland. And many beloved nieces and nephews. Services will be held on November 3, 2012. A 10 a.m. memorial service will be held at the Nederland Avenue Church of Christ and a 4:30 p.m. graveside service will be at the Hickory Grove Cemetery in Vowell's Mill, Louisiana. Floral gifts can be sent to either the church in Nederland or to the Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches, LA for the graveside service.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 2, 2012