2016-12-01 / Obituaries

LaVaughn Beasley

LaVaughn Beasley, 85 of Rockdale, formerly of Caldwell and Giddings, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 in Cameron. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale with Pastor Tarrance Price officiating.

LaVaughn or “Gran,” as she was called by her family, was born on August 25, 1931 in McComb, Mississippi to Lawrence and Lesie Campell. She married Tyrone Beasley, Sr. in 1952 in Alabama. Gran worked numerous jobs from waitress and cook to caregiver. She worked at and ran Mel’s Diner in Giddings for years. LaVaughn and Tyrone raised their children in Giddings before moving to Caldwell. She moved to Rockdale a year ago to be near her family. LaVaughn spoke her mind and you never had to question where she stood. She enjoyed going to casinos to gamble, playing bingo, smoking her cigarettes, drinking her Dr Pepper or tea with lots of lemon in it, eating chili cheese coneys or chocolate cookies and don’t expect her to share, and watching Fox News and daring anyone to change the channel. She was the best mother and grandmother anyone could ask for and she will be dearly missed by her family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Tyrone Beasley, Sr.; father, Lawrence Campbell; mother, Lesie Robinson; and sisters, Bobbie and Betty.

Gran is survived by her sons, Ty Beasley and wife Denise of Floresville, Texas, Dan Beasley and wife Lora of Round Rock, Texas, and Dwayne Beasley of Rockdale, Texas; daughters, Jeanette Commegere and husband Brian of Slidell, Louisiana, and Debra Cunningham and C.J. of Rockdale, Texas; grandchildren, Bradley, Kaela, Shaun, Rayne, Daniel, Dustin, Dillon, Rhonda, Rodney, Robin, James, Sherree, Gary, April, Kevin and Ashley; greatgrandchildren, Lexi, Joshua, Jessica, Abbi, Britani, Vince, Rebekah, Sarah June, Mason, as well as little Caesyn and one more great-grandbaby on the way; and sisters, Ethel and Marguerite.

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