Charlotte "Laveron" Falls, 82, a resident of Heath, Texas, for 49 years, passed away March 22, 2017.
She was born Sept. 17, 1934, in Rockwall, Texas, to George Washington and Florence Amanda (Drawhorn) Peoples. Laveron was a member of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) and Lakeshore Church. She grew up in the Free Methodist Church and was a graduate of Rockwall High School, class of '51. She was very involved in the Rockwall community. Laveron taught Sunday school, vacation Bible school and anywhere there was a teaching or volunteering opportunity. She enjoyed gardening and adored being with her grandchildren. Her hobby was serving and she had a servant's heart.
Laveron was the owner of Falls Family Store and Checkmate Casuals. She also worked for Weight Watchers for 20 years, which meant her grandchildren learned how to count points from an early age. She gained the nickname "the Rhinestone Lady," when she began selling rhinestones on the side. She left a little sparkle everywhere she went.
Laveron's heart went beyond the simple art of service. Her mission in life was to give everything she could to those around her. She had the gift of seeing the beauty in others, even those who could not see it in themselves. She would always tell her family and friends that she felt God calling her to help them. She forgave freely and never held a grudge. With her, there were no second chances because she would never count chances given. Although her love for others was infinite, her family always came first. Her children and grandchildren recount how many of their recitals, performances and events she attended. They could always count on her sitting in the front row because she was their biggest fan. Those who knew Laveron are reminded of her sweet spirit, loving nature and constant concern for the welfare of others. Although pancreatic cancer stole years of her life away, her spirit will live on in the hearts of those whose lives she touched.
Laveron is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Charles Falls; daughter Charlotte "Lynette" Falls Bonacquisti and husband Gary; son David Falls and wife Terri; grandchildren Matt Falls and wife Keli, Brittany Falls, Noah Falls, Charlotte "Laryssa" Bonacquisti and Bryton Bonacquisti; great-granddaughter Makenzie Falls; and brothers G.W. Peoples, Dosville Peoples and Otha Gene Peoples.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Vincent Peoples and sisters Dorothy Roberts and Margie Keel.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel with Pastor Brad Howard officiating. Interment followed in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
Published on March 29, 2017