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LaVerne Jarvis

July 18, 1939 — November 28, 2023

Harlingen, Texas

LaVerne Jarvis

On Tuesday morning, November 28, 2023 at the age of 84, LaVerne Jarvis entered heaven’s gates and walked on streets of gold.  LaVerne was born in Rio Hondo, Texas to Jack and Zelma Tallant.

With family being the utmost importance to her, she lived next door to her parents and across the street from her sister and best friend, Leoda, while she raised her daughters, Kathy and Angela. She worked as a Unit Secretary at Valley Baptist Medical Center for 30+ years where she was deemed, the Best! Her devoted husband, Bert, filled her life with joy and immeasurable love for 36 years.

We will remember her every time we see something red, her favorite color; see an angel figurine or have a taste of fudge at Christmas time, a treat she always made while spending every Christmas Eve in her cozy home. It was her favorite holiday. We won’t forget her laugh and the pure enjoyment she had while spending time with her family whenever she could.

Most of all we will remember her fighting strength, the generous spirit she had, her kind smile and hug that always greeted us, the endless support she gave so easily and the prayers she said over our lives. Above all else, we will never forget her unwavering faith in God that she passed to her family, an accomplishment she was truly proud of.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Jack and Zelma Tallant, and brother Samuel Tallant.

She is survived by her husband, Bert Jarvis, her sister Leoda Kilgore, and daughter’s Kathy Williams and Angela Araiza, along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

It was an honor and absolute privilege to have known her and she will be missed more than she ever could have imagined.

A graveside service will be held at the Rio Hondo Cemetery on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 2:00 p.m., and officiated by Vance Greek.

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

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