La Verne Wallace Williams Sullivan

Published 9:50 am Thursday, April 25, 2024

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Mrs. La Verne Wallace Williams Sullivan, 88, of Mocksville, passed away Monday, April 22, 2024 at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

She was born Nov. 5, 1935 in Iredell County to the late Luke and Lillie Johnson Wallace.

Mrs. Sullivan was a native of Iredell County, graduating from Harmony High School. In 1954 she married William Junior “Sonny” Williams, who passed away in 1965. In 1985 she married Paul Sullivan making their home in Statesville. Mrs. Sullivan spent several years as her husband’s caregiver before his passing in 2003.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: a stepson, Kerry Sullivan; grandsons, Shawn and Shannon Hartness; a sister, Lola Mapstead; brothers, Rev. Irvin Wallace and Theodore Wallace; and her constant companion for many years, her cat “Baby Doll.”

She is survived by: her daughter, Kathy Smith (Mike) of Mocksville; a son, Perry Williams (Vicky) of Mocksville, which Vicky who was a loving daughter-in-law and caregiver as she resided in their home until being admitted to Mocksville Senior Living in September 2023; 2 grandsons, Caleb Williams of Mocksville and Shane Hartness of Wilmington; and 4 great-grandchildren, Cameron Hartness and Skylar Hartness of Pearcy, Ark., Lillie and M.J. of Mocksville.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 26 at 11 a.m. at Society Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Dale Wallace officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to: Society Baptist, 879 Garden Valley Rd., Statesville, NC 28625.

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