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Cina Laverne Willis Bice
Birth: Nov. 29, 1933
Ware County
Georgia, USA
Death: Aug. 15, 2009
Jasper County
Texas, USA

Cina Laverne Willis was born on 29 November 1933, in Waycross, Georgia, to David Washington Willis and his wife, Goldie Lenora Griffin. The family later moved to Orlando, Florida.

She met Herman Sidney Bice Sr in Wichita Falls, Texas, and married him, 30 June 1955, in her hometown, Orlando. They raised five children in the Texas panhandle: Cynthia, Valerie, twins Lisa and Laura, and Herman Bice Jr. Laverne was a homemaker and a talented artist.

After their children were grown, Herman and Laverne retired near Herman's parents in Crockett, Texas. Laverne was widowed when Herman died in 1999; afterwards she moved to Buna, Texas, to live near her daughters.

Laverne Willis Bice died, 15 August 2009, aged 76, in Buna, and was buried with her husband at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont, Texas.


Laverne Willis Bice, 75, of Buna, died Saturday, August 15, 2009, at her residence in Buna. Laverne was born in Waycross, Georgia and lived in the Buna area for several years where she was a homemaker.

She is survived by mother-in-law, Beatrice Bice; brother, James B Willis and his wife Darnell; family members, Cindy Bice Charlton and her husband Phillip, Valerie Bice Moss and her husband Denney, Lisa Bice Vermillion and her husband Randy, Laura Bice Conaway and her husband Gary, Herman S Bice Jr and his wife Pam, Alvie and Penny Stockwell, Rick and Sissy Alderson, Scott and Kim Shoquist, and Jerry and Peggy Anderson; thirteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Laverne is preceded in death by her husband, Herman S Bice Sr; parents, Dave W and Goldie G Willis; and father-in-law, John H Bice Sr.

A graveside service will be 10:00 am Saturday, August 22, 2009, at Magnolia Cemetery, 2291 Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas, under the direction of Broussard's, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas. A gathering of family and friends will be Friday, August 21, 2009, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Broussard's.


When Friends Don't Say Goodbye
When friends don't say goodbye
The grieving process starts
(Regrets linger a little longer,
Emotions run a little stronger)
And I am left holding the memories
Oh, so close to my heart

The memories sustain me now
As I reach for the tiniest details
(Of long ago days,
Your loving ways)
Of biscuits, and brownies, secrets to share
The loyalty of friendship that never failed

God has chosen you for the journey
I rejoice in your release from pain
(Freed at last,
A memory from the past)
And I can finally say goodbye
Knowing we will say hello again
~Laverne Bice, September 1985

Family links: 
  David Washington Willis (1904 - 1969)
  Goldie Lenora Griffin Willis (1901 - 1992)
  Herman Sidney Bice (1932 - 1999)
NOV 29 1933
AUG 15 2009

Note: double stone with HERMAN SIDNEY BICE
Magnolia Cemetery
Jefferson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 12
Created by: meet Virginia
Record added: Aug 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40718459
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