KILMARNOCK—Laverne Marie Mitchell of Kilmarnock died Wednesday, December 5, 2018.
Laverne was born February 17, 1955, to the late Mary Virginia Waters Baker and James Alexander Baker Sr. of Kilmarnock.
Laverne received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. The late pastor Silas B. Holmes baptized her at New St. John Baptist Church in Kilmarnock. She received her education in the public schools of Lancaster County and completed her education in the year of 1975 at Lancaster High School.
Her employment included Indian Creek, The Tides Inn, The Tides Lodge and as a caregiver. Laverne lived a full and happy life. She was always willing to lend a helping hand and had a kind heart that brightened anyone’s day, no matter what they were going through.
Suddenly, early morning Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Laverne departed this life to begin her new journey. There she met her loved ones that had traveled on before her including her parents, James and Mary Baker; her brother, Steve Baker; and sisters, Geraldine Jones, Joyce Ball and Shirlene Baker.
Laverne leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Harold Mitchell; four sons, Nicholas Baker Sr. (LaDonna), Daryl Mitchell, Kelvin Mitchell Sr. (Annette), Harold Mitchell Jr; two daughters, Carolyn Mitchell and Jackie Redmond; a brother, James Baker Jr. of Heathsville; three sisters, Kathryn Thomas and Doris Henry of Weems and Evon Tiggle of White Stone; four sisters-in-law, Joyce Moore, Edith Mitchell, Patricia Baker and Geraldine Mitchell; nine brothers-in-law, Donald Thomas, Charles Ball, Thurman Mitchell, Quantin Mitchell, Clyde Mitchell, Aubrey Mitchell, Samuel Mitchell, James Mitchell and Carlton Mitchell; two uncles, Earl Henderson and Glen Robertson of Baltimore, Md.; four aunts, Betty Baker and Marjorie Rich both of Kilmarnock, and Chanetta and Jacqueline Robertson of Baltimore; 19 grandchildren; two special friends, Tony Cox and Tiney Betts; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
A service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 9, at New St. John Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.