HARTFORD — LaVerne Hayes-King, 60, of Hartford, crossed the threshold of Heaven on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, surrounded by her devoted family. A wonderful homecoming took place at the gates as she was greeted by her parents, Theodore and Betty Hayes; her big brother, Grayling Hayes; and her in-laws, Herman and Willie Rea King. Her grandparents, John William and Myrtle Embry, Roosevelt and Girldon Hayse, and countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends were there to welcome her with open arms.
LaVerne married the love of her life (at last) in 2016. She and Jessie Dale King had 26 wonderful years, having been together since 1995. LaVerne was so proud to be his wife and loved him with her whole heart. She only had one child, Crystal Dawn, who is nearly her twin. LaVerne was her hero, her biggest fan and her best friend.
Crystal and her husband, Jason, gave LaVerne four beautiful grandchildren, LaTasha, Allison, Daphne
Anyone who had the blessing of knowing LaVerne can tell you how much she loved to travel. Her niece,
LaVerne was the patient access supervisor at Ohio County Health Care. Here she made so many friends that it would be impossible to name them all. But she had a special bond with Michelle Hickerson and the admitting department staff, especially her “Super Shelby.” They will cherish her memory and her presence will be missed by all.
She will also live on in the heart of her brother, Gilbert Hayes, and his wife, Loretta; sisters-in-law, Vickie Hayes and Norma Burton; nephews, Brandon, Cody and Scott Hayes, Terry and Timmy Burton; nieces, Michelle Filback, LeAnne Blacklock and Joyce Grisby; nine great-nieces and four great-nephews; one uncle, Buddy Embry; aunts Mary Jo Corley and Peggy Beasley; and countless cousins and friends.
LaVerne leaves behind a message of a life well lived. That no one is promised another day. Love your family, live for the moments and make sure you are ready to meet your maker. She will be waiting for each of those who she loved somewhere by the River of Life.
Friends and family may pay their respects, Sunday, Aug. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., or on Monday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Bevil Brothers Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m., with Brother Troy Frady and Brother Kenny Raymer officiating. Burial will follow in Sunnydale Cemetery.