, Port Arthur, Texas


November 4, 2012

LaVerne Vyvial Baker Block

PORT ARTHUR — LaVerne Vyvial Baker Block, 74, of Port Neches, died Saturday, November 3, 2012.  She was born on November 8, 1937, in Donna, Texas, to Mildred Koch Vyvial Laxson and Edward Vyvial.

She is survived by her husband, Harmon Ray Block, Sr.; sons, Robert Baker and his wife, Amanda, of Richmond and James Baker and his wife, Barbara, of East Bernard; sisters, Barbara Skoruppa and Doviee Gresham, both of Ganado; step-children, Donna and Stan Davis; Wanda Savoie; Ray and Brandy Block; Sheila and Ronnie Ferguson; Karen and Jason Wilkins; Claud Block; Theresa and Danny Youngblood; fourteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, in-laws, friends, church members, and neighbors.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, James Newton Baker; son, Lawrence Edward Baker; and brother, Dennis Vyvial.

A gathering of Mrs. Block’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2012, at Landmark United Pentecostal Church, 2115 Nall Street, Port Neches.  Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Landmark United Pentecostal Church. A committal service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at Assumption Cemetery in Ganado, Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to Landmark United Pentecostal Church, 2115 Nall Street, Port Neches, Texas 77651.

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