Laverne Thompkins, age 71 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 in Mena.
Laverne was born on October 12, 1946 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Lester Thacker and the late Allene Scott. She was married to the late Johnny Thompkins. Laverne worked as a CNA for Home Health and Hospice, a career she loved. She enjoyed going fishing, dancing, and casinos, with family and friends. Above all she loved family and was very adamant about all people being treated equally. Laverne was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend to all.
She is survived by son, Michael Thompkins and wife Kimberly of Mena, Arkansas; daughters, Connie Watts and husband Steve of Acorn, Arkansas, Melinda Rada and husband Keith of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Reginna, Randell, John, Zane, and Macy – Connie and Steve; Julie, Heather, Alisha, McKenna, Ty and Everleigh – Melinda and Keith; Ashley, Jerad, Tashiana and Mila – Michael and Kimberly; brothers, Thomas Thacker, Rufus Thacker, and Leon Thacker; special
Cousin, Thelma Thompkins; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Johnny Thompkins; three brothers, LeRoy Thacker, Bobby Thacker, and Odell Thacker; and a sister, Zelda Thacker.
Memorial service will be Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.