Daisy 'LaVerne' Davis Mouser
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Daisy 'LaVerne' Davis Mouser, born February 21, 1922 in Clinton, Oklahoma, died at age 90 the morning of Sunday, October 7th 2012 with loved ones by her side at the Oaks of Louisiana. She is survived by her daughter Sherry LaVerne Mouser, son Jon Craig Mouser, four grandchildren: Shawn, Vinson, Christopher, and Christina, three great-grandchildren: Tanek, Kaia and Finnegan, and three daughter-in-laws: Betty, Vicki, and Jasmin who she loved 'as if they were her own flesh and blood'.
LaVerne was the daughter of a Methodist Minister whose father, grand-father and two generations above were also Ministers. She gave her heart to Christ at an early age and earnestly spent her life trying to do what she believed was God's will.
She met Roy Enoch Mouser at Centenary College in 1939. They married in 1941 and moved to Dallas, TX where Roy was ordained as a minister and entered the Methodist conference in 1948. The Conference was very fortunate throughout the years because when they appointed Reverend Mouser to a church, they got TWO Ministers for the price of one!
LaVerne nearly died of sepsis when she was in her 20's. Her doctor said she could not make it through the night and at one point she stopped breathing. In that moment suspended between life and death, she experienced hearing God's voice asking "LaVerne, are you ready to die?" She replied, "Yes I am Lord." HE said, "I'm not going to take you now." She said "Why Lord" and He answered "I have a definite purpose in letting you live. She asked "What is it Lord?" She did not hear an answer, but gasped, started to breathe again, and began her recovery. Years later she came to realize that the answer was that God's plan for her was to be a good Preacher's wife, raise three children, and to minister HIS word.
LaVerne was very active in all aspects of church activities. She did not know how to say no when asked to do something. When her schedule was full, she always made room for more. She could not have been any more of a supportive Mother. And it must be mentioned that she was a great cook and enjoyed being a hostess. Her energy and determination were unmatched. The one most outstanding attribute she emulated was 'LOVE.' She sincerely loved everyone. She gave her full attention when talking or counseling with anyone, and was always ready with a heartfelt prayer.
Visitation will be at 1 pm, Friday, Oct 12, 2012 at Rose-Neath Marshall Street Chapel with a Memorial Service at 2 pm. A private interment will follow.
LaVerne Davis Mouser touched many lives and will be sorely missed. It is a certainty that the ripple effect of her love and life's work for Christ will carry on. She was a shining example for all humanity.
Published in Shreveport Times on October 10, 2012