December 25, 1966
Belize, Central America
January 7, 2015
LaVerne M. Diaz Mercer, 48, of Buckeye, passed away on January 7, 2015. She was born on December 25, 1966 in Belize, Central America to Isolene Gentle and Errol Diaz. LaVerne moved to Arizona in 2014 and was a college guidance counselor. She migrated to the United States in 1974, where she attended Elementary and Junior High School in Los Angeles, California. She later attended High School in New York, NY and Burbank, CA. LaVerne went on to attend college at MT San Antonio College (MT SAC), in Walnut, CA where she received her degree. After graduation, she started her career at MT SAC as a college guidance counselor. LaVerne married in July of 2000, and relocated to Houston, Texas, where she and her family lived until their return to California in August of 2005. Her final relocation was to Buckeye, Arizona in August of 2014, where she lived out her life until she was called home.
LaVerne leaves behind to cherish her precious memories her father, Errol Diaz; her mother, Isolene Gentle; and Daddy, Elroy Pinks Sr; her beloved children, Tiffany, Jeffrey, and Ta’Liyah Mercer; the apples of her eyes, her granddaughters, Tamia and TatiYanna Amare; her sisters: Pauline Pinks-Thomas, Cheryl Pinks, Karen Pinks-Draper, Karen Diaz, and Shauna Diaz; her brothers, Elroy Pinks Jr, Michael Pinks, and Ricky Diaz. Also left to cherish her memories are her brothers in law, Danny Draper Jr and Elston Thomas, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
On this day as we lay LaVerne to rest, we will always remember her beautiful smile, and her heartwarming personality. Also we will remember the way she was always so nice and polite to everyone she came in contact with. We will all LOVE and MISS her. Gone too soon, but will never be forgotten!
A visitation will be held on Friday, January 16 from 3:00pm-5:00pm at Avenidas Funeral Chapel, located at 522 East Western Avenue in Old Town Avondale.
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