DAVIS, LaVerne 92, beloved wife of the late Waldo Davis has gone to be with the Lord. She is survived by a son, Larry (LuAnn); a daughter, Lynne; her beloved sister, Ruth; 5 grandchildren, Yvonne, Ashley, Jason, Aaron and Sarah; several great-grandchildren and many more extended family members. Her beloved son, Richard and brother, Billy, a veteran of World War II, predeceased her. LaVerne was born and raised in Chicago, IL. After graduating from Business College she worked as a legal secretary until serving in the US Navy during World War II when she met her beloved husband of 55 years, Waldo Davis. She was a devout Christian, and a strong and independent woman. She was an extraordinary and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, wife, sister, homemaker, life coach, friend, neighbor, peacemaker and so much more. She was always young at heart, fun-loving and enthusiastic about life. She had a kind, caring, compassionate and gentle soul and will forever be loved and missed by all who knew her. Services will be held at 12 pm, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Carrollwood Chapel. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 14, 2012