Laverne Dickinson Murry Pena, 91, passed away peacefully at her home in Slidell. LA on Thursday, February 6, 2020. She was born on March 12, 1929, in Hattiesburg, MS to Oscar Lorenzo Dickinson and Mary Elizabeth Courtney Dickinson. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020 ,at the Hattiesburg Chapel of Moore Funeral Home with interment in Highland Cemetery to follow.
Laverne was a resident of St. Bernard Parish, LA for thirty-four years and a resident of St. Tammany Parish, LA for thirty-six years. During that time she was a bookkeeper for Morgan Lindsey in Arabi, LA, a substitute teacher for St. Bernard Parish School System, and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-six years, Earl Lee Murry; daughter, Grace Lee Murry Chambers; son-in-law, James Enmon; parents, Oscar Lorenzo Dickinson and Mary Elizabeth Courtney Dickinson; step-son, Joseph Frank Pena, Jr.; and sister, Mildred Dickinson Murry.
She is survived by her husband of thirty-three years, Joseph Frank Pena of Slidell, LA; two daughters, Doris (Steve) Murry Frederick of McKenney, TX, Jeanette Murry Enmon of Slidell, LA; a sister, Lillian Dickinson Stuart of Carson, MS; four grandchildren, Scott William (Jennifer) Frederick of McKenney, TX, Heather (Jeremy) Enmon Gallagher of Bridgeton, MO, Shawn William (Kathleen) Frederick of Dripping Springs, TX, Derek James (Laurie) Enmon of Slidell, LA; fourteen great-grandchildren; four step-daughters, Pattie Pena-Seal of Angie, LA, Carrie (Mark) Howard, Lisa (Kent) Kennel, Rhonda (Scott) Sowerwine, all of Slidell, LA.
Visitation for Laverne will be 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Hattiesburg Chapel of Moore Funeral Home.