Laverne Renard

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Laverne Renard, 97, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark.

She was born January 31, 1918, to the late Alfred and Mary (Huff) Morgan in the Rector area. Mary Morgan passed away three days after Laverne was born. Alfred took care of Laverne for two years then was unable to take care of her. The late Will and Joy Evans then took her, and raised Laverne.

On Oct. 19, 1935, Laverne was united in marriage to Ezra Renard and to this union two children were born.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra Renard, in 1990.

Laverne was a longtime member of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Donald Renard of Madison, Ala. and daughter Glenda Crossfield of Piggott, Ark.; four grandchildren, DeShawna Scott (Bobby) of Minooka, Ill., Teresa Letson (Mike) of Madison, Ala., Vicky Johnston (Frank) of Miss. and Lane Vaughn (Audrey) of Miss.; seven great-grandchildren, Jared, Chet, Tyler, Scotty, Heather, Morgan and Emily; four great-grandchildren, Hadley, Levi, Savannah and Braker and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2015, at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church near Piggott, Ark., with Brother Mike Book and Brother Robert Gunnels officiating. Burial is in Piggott Cemetery. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church.