Feb. 24, 2022
Lacy Laverne Williams Davis, 85, of Readhimer passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside Feb. 24, 2022, in Natchitoches.
Laverne, our beloved Ma or Ma Verne, was a lifelong resident of the community of Readhimer and will be missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clois James Williams; mother, Viler Izula Hasley Williams; and great-grandson, Tyler Nelson.
Laverne is survived by her devoted husband of 66 years, J R Davis, who loved her dearly; two brothers, Johnny Williams and wife Sue, and Edward Williams and wife Ellen; two children, Robert Davis and wife Cathy, and Kathy Self and husband Dale; five grandchildren, Leslie Dawn Davis Nash and husband David, April Lynn Davis Nelson and husband Billy, Mathew Dillon and wife Melany, Kristen Myranda Dillon, and James Ross Davis; six great-grandchildren, Lacy Smith, Aaron Conlay, Nigel Roberts, Kalei Nelson, Micah Dillon and Jayden Nelson; and five great-great grandchildren, Ayden Smith, Devon Smith, Levi Conlay, Caleb Conlay and Amiya Guin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Laverne loved her job. She worked for 40 years as the school secretary at many schools before retirement.
Ma loved, and cherished, all of her babies, holding them, watching them play, and watching them grow up and have babies of their own.
She loved flowers, her favorite were the pink roses. Pink was her favorite color. She loved candy, with her favorite treat being Hershey bars with almonds.
She loved shopping and antiquing, making many trips with her late sister-in-law, Helen Causey.
Laverne set a good example for her family to have a Christian home life, to attend church and to love others. She supported St. Jude Children’s Hospital and was a faithful giver.
A service to honor her life was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 at Briarwood Baptist Church near Readhimer. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Chestnut.
Honoring her as pallbearers were Ross Davis, Nigel Roberts, Billy Nelson, Matthew Dillon, David Nash and Buddy Sullivan.
Honorary pallbearers were Dale Self, John Williams and Paul Darren Phillips.