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Laverne Compere, 85, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at MS Baptist Medical Center.
Funeral services are 11:00am today at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl with interment in Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Florence.
Mrs. Compere was born March 12, 1929 and lived all of her life in the Florence/Mountain Creek area. She was a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church and worked as a nurse at University Medical Center for 30 years. A devoted Christian wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she loved to spend time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe D. Laird and Audrey Alford Laird; brother, Joe A. Laird; and daughter-in-law, Beulah Coke Compere.
Survivors include her husband of almost 67 years, Lyn Decell Compere of Florence; daughters, Kathy Trim (Dwight), Janice Clanton (Wayne); son, Doug Compere (Angela); brother, Fred "Bo" Laird; grandchildren, Tracy and Trey Freeny, Jackie and Bryan McDonald, Julie and Jason Mangum, T-Bo and Keri Clanton, Jill and Jamie Miles, Lucas and Megan Compere, Tanner Clanton, and Lindsey and Jim Tracy; and great-grandchildren, Taylor, Hayley and Natalie Freeny, Cade, Collier and Avery Ruth Mangum, Taul, Truss and Turner Keith Clanton, Waylan and Ada Compere and Alden Riley and Aniston Tracy.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Dr. Keith Jones, Dr. William Stephens, Dr. Angela Chandler, Dr. McGee, and all of the caring and compassionate nursing staff at SICU and Floor D at MS Baptist Medical Center. The family also expresses their gratitude to Wisteria Gardens and to Hospice Ministries.
Memorials may be made to Mountain Creek Baptist Church, 1207 Hwy 469, Florence, MS 39073.
Published in Clarion Ledger from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2014