Lavern Brooks was born on December 29,1958 in Augusta, Arkansas to
Albert Sr and Carrie Lee (Parish) Coats. She passed away peacefully on
As a child Lavern attended school in Michigan City, Indiana. In 1984 she
moved to Davenport Iowa where she worked as a housekeeper for many,
She went on to marry the love of her life Hal Brooks on June 8, 2002. After
years of being childhood friends and him carrying her books in the sixth
grade. She enjoyed watching soap operas and westerns. She also enjoyed
spending time with her family and cooking her signature chicken dressing.
In so many peoples eyes she was the one who told it like it was but also
someone you could go to for anything.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Hal Brooks, children
Tyrone Coats, Willie (Melody) Orr, Charlotte (Robert) Biage, Kewanda
Ramsey, Marylee (Calvin) Ramsey, all of Davenport, Iowa;
siblings Lee Ella (Micheal) Westerfield, Alma Westerfield, Albert Jr. (Lori) Coats of Davenport, Iowa, Bobby Coats and Anthony Gavin of Michigan City, Indiana; 27 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and a host of
nieces,nephews, and other close family and friends.
Lavern was preceded in death by her parents Albert Sr. and Carrie Lee
Coats, siblings Willie Taylor ,Edward Coats, Velma Hudson and Rashun
Coats and also stepmother Betty Coats.