Laverne  Downs
Laverne Moore Downs, 96, passed away Dec. 25, 2019 at the home of her son in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Laverne was a native and lifelong resident of Baldwin County. She attended Midway School and graduated from Peabody High School.
Laverne was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer M. Downs; her parents, Samuel Isaac and Kittie Bonner Moore; brothers, Samuel Allen Moore and T.M. "Dick" Moore and her sister, Thelma Chesnutt.
She is survived by her son, Leslie (Donna) Downs of Lawrenceville and her granddaughter, Lyndsey Downs of Suwanee, Georgia, as well as a nephew and nieces.
Laverne was an avid reader and an encourager to all she met. She was a devout Christian and longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Milledgeville and the Hope Sunday School Class.
She and her husband were owners of Baldwin Wood and Metal.
Services for Laverne Moore Downs will be held on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Moores Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Bradley officiating. Burial will be private at West View Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour at 2 p.m. at Moores Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contribution to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 795, Milledgeville, Georgia 31059-0795.
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Moores Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of arrangements.
Published on January 2, 2020


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Ken Haines
Jan 15, 2020
A very sweet and lovely woman, she was an example of a genuine Christian women who lived her faith daily.