Obituary of Lavert Williams
~~Lavert Williams was born April 6, 1923 to Leola and Elihue Williams, Sr. (both of whom preceded him in death) in Marshall, Texas. He accepted Christ at an early age, uniting with the St. John Baptist Church in Elysian Fields, Texas. He received his education in the Harrison County Public Schools.
Lavert enlisted with the United States Army in March 1944 and was discharged in May 1946. He later moved to Dallas, where he met and married Catherine Pitts on March 12, 1961. They shared a beautiful life together. They were members of Munger Avenue Baptist Church for many years. Lavert served as a deacon and trustee while at Munger. He and Catherine traveled throughout the USA. He went two World Series baseball games, football games, basketball games, races at Louisiana Downs, took a trip to Jamaica, and his last trip was to the Negro Baseball Museum in Branson, Missouri. His favorite pastime was playing dominoes. He was great at it; he won at least eight first place trophies. He was employed as a bartender for over 30 years, retiring from the Dallas Country Club (Lakewood).
After the death of his wife in March of 2013, he united with the North Park Baptist Church. He loved his church family and was faithful in the Sunday school and served as a deacon. He attended regularly until his health declined.
On July 5, 2017, Lavert was greeted beyond Heaven’s gates by his Lord and Savior, parents, his wife, and five siblings: Elihue Williams Jr., Thelma Davis, Alva Childs, Ernest Richardson, and Harold Williams, Sr.
He leaves to cherish his memories: ten nephews, Harold Williams, Jr., Dennis Strong, Michael Davis, Earnest Lane, Carl Jacob, Jr., Kenneth Williams, Elihue Williams III, Jeffrey Williams, Jimmy Williams, and Eddie Williams; seven nieces, Shirley Mann, Frankie Jean Jackson, Patricia Williams, Jeannie Williams, Kresha Lane, Kim Bazile, and Carla Jacobs; two special cousins, Lucille Garrett, and Tina Wilson; the Thompson Family, the North Park Family, and many other relatives and friends.