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LaVerne L. Anderson


Sunrise: September 6, 1963

Sunset: January 11, 2021
The second child born to Geneva and Levern Lee, Sr. LaVerne was born on September 6, 1963.  She was preceded in death by her father, Levern J. Lee, Sr. Raised in Norfolk, VA, LaVerne graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1981.  LaVerne had a love for hair and took cosmetology classes at Norfolk Vocational Technical School.  Once finishing and receiving her credentials, she began working at Carmine and Anthony as an apprentice and under their guidance, received her cosmetologist license.  LaVerne blessed many salons with her talents, such as Anthony and Company, About Face, G.Paxton Salon and J.C. Penney’s Hair Salon at Military Circle Mall until they closed.  LaVerne was a licensed cosmetologist for over 30 years.
The winter of 2017, LaVerne was employed with Norfolk State University as a Front Desk Assistant.  She also received an award “The Most Dependable Front Desk Assistant” in April 2019.
If LaVerne could have been “Ms. Spartan” or a member of “Hot Ice” like her daughter she would have. She would march around the house, proudly saying “BEHOLD!” with her green and gold baton. Man, could she twirl (in her mind). She loved rocking the Green and Gold!
Two of her proudest moments are her children receiving their degrees from Norfolk State University representing the first generation graduates of the family.
Leaving behind to cherish her memories: her children, Kendra Lareen Pinkney, Myles Alexander and Lander Coleman; her mother, Geneva A. Lee; three sisters, Teresa Schaffer, Renea Griffin, and Kimberley Green; a brother, Levern J. Lee, Jr.; granddaughter,  Kahlani Coleman; two sisters-in-law, Melissa Newby and Shelia Eaton; three brothers-in-law, Ronald Schaffer, Willie L. Green, Jr. and Andre Eaton, Sr.; five nieces, Shayla Schaffer, Catherine Smith, Makyah Lee, Jayla Battle and Jade Lee; seven nephews, Willie “Tray” Green, III (wife, Mylira Green), Antony Griffin, Kobe Griffin, Andre A. Eaton, Jr., Malachi Washington-Lee, and  Jiraiya Lee; she was also preceded in death by one nephew, Khalid Jayden Lee; two great nieces, Adoniyiah Green and Lennox Green; a great nephew, Aswan Green; a host of aunts and uncles, Rudolph and Janice Lee of Norfolk, VA, Judge Arthur and Josephine Bennette of Memphis, TN, Earlene Boddie of Norfolk, VA, George and Ernestine Adams of Cambria Height, NY; Dorothy Lee of Norfolk, VA; Roderick Adams (wife, Victoria Adams deceased) of Laurelton, NY; and a host of cousins and friends.
Viewing Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, January 22, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23502 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Tracey Copeland says

    My condolences to the family. Praying for GODS STRENGTH and COMFORT during this time. Anderson will truly be missed. She will forever hold a special place in my heart.

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      Kennedy Corbett says

      To A Great Friend. You Will Be Miss. One Day We Will Be On High Together. My Condolences and prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow. ???❤

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    La Barbara A Ridley says

    To the Lee family , our Deepest Condolences to you all at this time of Sorrow ! LaVern was one of my Neighbors’s and High School Friends ! She will be missed ! We are Praying for you !

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      Andre Jeffery Greaves says

      To the LEE family my deepest condolences. I am with a lost of words. She will be truly missed. I am praying for God’s strength to support the family and friends in our time of need ?? I will be” FOREVER DROPPING TEARS”

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    Natasha Hooker says

    My condolence to the family. Praying for God’s strength and comfort doing this time. Ms Anderson was my co-worker at Norfolk State University. She will truly be missed.

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    Davaline Perry says

    Praying for the family. LaVerne was such a sweet person. I spent many hours and years with her and Ms. Jan as a client at JCPenney. She kept you laughing. And, she loved life and her family. May God bring you all strength. Cherish the memories.

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      Natasha Hooker says

      GOD BLESS
      Please honor them and hold them. Your love keep them. May they find some peace. In Your Loving arm.

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    Michelle Pulley McDowell says

    To The Lee Family: Sharing in your sadness as you remember LaVerne. Please know that you are in my thoughts and in my heart. Praying that peace is near.

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    Kalisha M Welch says

    My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family, LaVerne will deeply be missed. I pray that your family will find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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    Randall Cuffee says

    Thank You Ms. LaVerne Anderson For All The Training And Knowledge About The Job. I Will Truly Miss Our Late Night Conversations At Work Your Laugh, Smile, And Positive Engery Will Be Missed Only Thing I Know To Do At This Time Is ? That Will Get Us Through.

    Your Coworker,
    Randall Cuffee

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    Michael and Joyce Shorts says

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the Anderson family. I have known this family since my high school days. I have brothers and sisters who have known, grown and care for Dot over the years. My family and I are truly sadden by her lost.

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    Lopeta Luster says

    My prayers goes out to the family’ I have known Lavern since Ingleside and Booker T Days.. She will greatly be missed?

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    Lisa Bradley says

    My prayers for peace and strength to the Lee and Anderson family. Laverne was my best friend for over 40yrs. Her joy, smile and laughter will be greatly missed. I will miss our long conversations reminiscing of our younger days. We had so much fun when we got together laughing about the good ole days. She was one of a kind. She was a true friend, a jewel. She was always looking out and making sure everyone around her was okay. Rest on my bestie. May the work you done speak for you. Missing you! Lisa

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    Cheyenne Lee says

    Hey Big Cuz every time I see one of your pictures you always have that beautiful smile. I’ll never forget you..Sleep in peace.I Love You

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    April Allbritton says

    Kimberley:
    I am so sorry to hear that you have loss your sister. May God bless you and your family members during this difficult time.

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    Ellen F. Bessell says

    It is very hard to accept that LaVerne is not somewhere lovin’ her family, laughing about a past memory or helping someone out who needs her. She is one of those special people that you don’t have to see everyday, but when you do, it is easy to pick the friendship right up. I loved her and I am so so very sorry for the family’s loss. I pictured her being a grandma and being around for a very long time. We were all blessed to know her and I to share a tiny piece of her life.?

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    Estherine J. Harding says

    Sinere sympathy and prayers to the Anderson Family during your time of bereavement. May God be with you to comfort and heal your wounded spirit in the passing of LaVerne.

    Estherine J. Harding, NSU Alumna and Retiree

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    Chicreta Owens says

    Sending prayers of comfort and strength to the Lee and Anderson family in your time of need. May God bless you with his grace and mercy. La Verne was a beautiful soul with a smile that would light up any room she walked into. Let your light shine in heaven beautiful angel.

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    Isaac Jones says

    To the Lee and Anderson family. I send my most sincere condolences to you. May God continue to keep and bless you in your time of need. LaVerne was a great friend, and she will be surely missed. rest well, my “Forever Crush”. You fought a good fight and have earned your wings. Rest now, my friend.

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    Vince Arrington(Pee-Sight)? says

    A good friend that I’ve known for 43 years. You will truly be missed. Always kept me laughing and I’ll never forget that smile on your face. Rest In Peace and may God be with you forever. ????????????

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    Shakeda Jenrette says

    Prayers go out to Ms. LaVerne and family. I grew up with Kendra starting in middle school. Everyday and weekend I stayed at their house out Ingleside. Ms. LaVerne, grandma, and grandad always welcomed me into their home. Ms. LaVerne would feed me and make me feel apart of the family. I spoke to her a week before to tell her I loved her!!! I will miss her like crazy. Love Shakeda

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    Sharon DeBord says

    Lee Family — This is Sharon DeBord. I worked with your mother at Norshipco/BAE for many years. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of DeeDee. She was a beautiful person. My prayers to you all for your loss. Hold on to all of your memories together and remember she will always be with you. She will be your guardian angel. Please let Geneva know that I send my love to her and all of you. Know that DeeDee is now with her Dad and they are both smiling down on all of you. RIP dear DeeDee. Love Sharon

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    Joelle C. Cowell says

    Geneva I am so sorry I can not be with you and the family at this time. My heart is heavy but my prayers for you and the family are strong. Know that God’s Mercy and Grace are with you. Your memories of LaVerne will be with you always they will bring tears today but smiles will come later. Rest In God’s Peace Dee Dee. Love Joelle & Richard Cowell

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    Avryll Janine Anderson says

    My condolences to the entire Lee family.

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    Shaaron Lewis says

    My beautiful family prayers to you sis, and my extended love ones at this difficult time??luv you all??

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