Dorothy LaVerne Blackwell

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Dorothy LaVerne Blackwell, age 79, died on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Savannah Court Retirement Home in Minden, Louisiana.

Ms. Blackwell was born July 29, 1941 in Louisiana. She was retired from Red River Army Depot and a member of Beech Street First Baptist Church. Ms. LaVerne enjoyed being with her friends and family and traveling the world and seeing exotic places. She also enjoyed going on a cruise to tropical places with her cousins, she loved to cook and doing arts and crafts. The most important thing in her life was being with family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Burton and Dorothy Blackwell. 

She is survived by special family and friends. 

Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Clark Colbert officiating. Burial was under the direction of Texarkana Funeral Home, Arkansas.   

Memorials may be made to Beech Street First Baptist Church, 601 Beech Street Texarkana, Arkansas 71854 or to First Pentecostal Church, 612 Highway 531 Minden, Louisiana 71055.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the entire staff at Savannah Court for the love and care they gave Ms. LaVerne for the past six and a half years.  

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Texarkana Funeral Home Arkansas

4801 Parkway Drive 

Texarkana, Arkansas 71854



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