June 3, 1932 - September 3, 2018
Lavonne Watts of Houston, Texas, formerly of Newellton, Louisiana, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 3, at Houston Hospice. She was born on June 3, 1932 to Ruby and Pleas Woodruff.
Lavonne married Maurice Watts, a Newellton farmer, on September 29, 1952. They had one daughter, Sandy. Lavonne was a member of First Baptist Church of Newellton for many years. After moving to Houston, she and Maurice, were members of Second Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruby and Pleas Woodruff, her husband, Maurice Watts, her sister Elizabeth Anglin, and her brothers, J.P. Woodruff, Ancil Woodruff and Jimmy Woodruff. Her daughter Sandy Norris, and her husband, John, and children, Millie Mertz and husband Lawson Mertz, Clark Norris, and two great grandchildren, Marion and Mort Mertz, survives her.
The family would like to thank Dr. Shahin Tavackoli and Dr. Minh Tran for the excellent care they gave Lavonne over the last few years. Thanks also goes to West Oaks Nursing and Rehab Center for the kindness they showed to Lavonne while she lived there. During the last days of Lavonne’s life, Houston Hospice took such wonderful care of her.
A funeral will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11 am at Newellton Legion Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Larry Foster officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.