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LaVerne Necessary

March 6, 1934 — July 9, 2022

LaVerne Necessary

Ruby LaVerne Necessary, 88, of Gatesville passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, July 9, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, July 12 at 10:00 am at Gatesville Church of Christ with Minister Lloyd Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Pearl Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, July 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Scott’s Funeral Home.

LaVerne was born March 6, 1934 in Pearl, Texas to William Alvis Davis and Hattie Ruth (DeLoach) Davis. She graduated from Pearl High School in 1951. August of 1976 she married Dwaine Necessary, joining their families for a total of 9 children.

LaVerne enjoyed gardening, quilting, and attending her grandchildren’s school and sporting events. She was famous for her cooking, often hosting big family dinners. She especially loved having her family together for Christmas Eve. She cherished her family; she loved the Lord and she had a servant’s heart. LaVerne could light up the room with her smile.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Wayman, Joe Wilburn, Ervin, Erwin, and LaVetta Davis, as well as Irene Schroeder; and a grandson, Kane Necessary.

LaVerne is survived by her husband, Dwaine Necessary; children, Sharon Pancake and husband, Albert, Karen Massingill and husband, Gary, Pauline Johnston and husband, Tom, Jimmy Williamson and wife, Paula, Clifton Smith and wife, Whitney, Terry Necessary and wife, Donna, Keith Necessary and wife, Tommie, Cris Necessary and wife, Debbie, and Heather Barnett and husband, Kevin; 26 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the Gatesville Church of Christ, 2417 E. Main Street, Gatesville.

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.  - 1 Thessalonians 4:16






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Monday, July 11, 2022

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

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Gatesville Church of Christ

2417 E Main St, Gatesville, TX 76528

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