LaVerne Bailey, age 93 of Temple, passed from this life Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at home. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Thursday, November 10, 2022, at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple. Burial will follow at Bellwood Memorial Park and Cemetery.
LaVerne was born on September 4, 1929, to William and Caltha (Hopkins) Payton in Rushing Springs, Oklahoma. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crochet, embroidery, gardening (fruit, vegetables, and flowers), canning, and preserving what she grew. She loved the Lord and referred to Him often as “My Jesus”. LaVerne loved talking about and to Him throughout her day, loved reading the Bible and having it read to her in her later days. Her favorite books were Matthew, where he talked about God and to relate to Him. The other book she loved was Revelation because it is about the revelation of Jesus as He is today and His coming again. She loved cooking, and baking for her family and others. LaVerne was always giving to others. She liked church but could not attend due to advanced debilities in later life. She began to watch Charles Stanley on Sundays as her alternative to attending local congregation. LaVerne loved animals, especially her chickens.
LaVerne was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Leroy Bailey.
She is survived by her two daughters, Carla Bailey, and Sherri Bailey.
The family wishes to express a special thank you to Stephen and Jeane Stoner, Mike and Angie Grandusky, Dan Haight, Debbie Bartek, Verna Gee, Phil and Mary Ann Everett, and Alan Tidwell.
A time of visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at the funeral home.