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Berva Lou Morris Avant

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Berva Lou Morris Avant, age 82 of Crockett, TX, departed this life on Monday February 11, 2019, at a Houston Nursing Home. She was born on August 15, 1936 in Bethel, Oklahoma to Opal Raymond Morris and Ruby Mae Morris.

Berva’s Funeral Service: 2:00 PM Friday, February 15, 2019, Martin’s Funeral Home Chapel; Interment: Holly Hills Memorial Park; Visitation: 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, February 14, 2019, Martin’s Funeral Home.

Berva Avant made Jesus the center of her life and was a member of Crockett First Assembly Church in Crockett, Texas.

She was a school teacher for many years before she retired. She was also a member of Kappa Delta Pi ,a teacher sorority. Berva loved to play bridge, line dance, read, sew and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was a former member of the AMARILLO Charter of Eastern Star.

Mrs. Avant was preceded in death by her parents: Opal and Ruby Morris; husband: Gerald Dee Avant and brother: Melton Lee Morris.

She is survived by her son: Dewayne Avant and wife Chida; daughter: Beverley Avant; five grandchildren, including Jimmy Avant and wife Heather, Calvin Scott and wife Herlinda, Christopher Scott and wife Niki, Leora Avant, Kerry Avant and Josh; six great grandchildren, including Jamaya Scott, Jazzmyne Scott, Breanna Avant, Jeorge Real, Mario Real, Alicia Real; sisters: Wilma Rogers and husband Phillip, Barbara Broesche; nieces; nephews; aunt: Faye Henderson of Eugene, Oregon and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in Berva’s name to these two charities: Children with Type One Diabetes and Cancer.



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