Died peacefully from complications of Parkinson's Disease on 9/10/2021. Survived by her husband of 62 years, Russell T. Morgan, Jr., of Crofton, MD; her son, Russell T. Morgan, III and his wife Debbie of Lusby, MD; her daughter Sheila Smith and her husband, Jeffrey, of Westminster, MD. Laverne was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to parents Joseph Ranazza and Frances Ranazza (Lerch). Laverne was an amazing wife, mother, and homemaker. She loved her family more than anything. She was known for gathering family and friends over good food and the special treats that came out of her kitchen, and she reveled in sharing those times that were meant to bring everyone together. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, September 25th from 2 – 4 PM at Beall Funeral Home, 6512 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 20715. Donations may be made to MAPS Parkinson's Support Group, PO Box 450, Brooklandville, MD 21022.
Published by The Capital Gazette on Sep. 19, 2021.