Laverne E. (Hockaday) Mirtzine, 62, of Compton, Calif., formerly of Slater, died Monday Aug. 21, 2006, at the Martin Luther King Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif.
Cremation. Memorial services will be Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, at 1 p.m. at the St. Paul Free Will Baptist Church in Slater. Bishop Carl Branch will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in California.
Born April, 4, 1944, in Slater, she was the daughter of the late Herman A. and Virginia Falls Hockaday. She married Filipino Mirtzine and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, Christopher Mirtzine and a adopted son, Mantel Mirtzine all of California; seven grandchildren; eight brothers, Charles W. Hockaday, Sr., Gary Hockaday, Kenny Hockaday and Roddie Hockaday all of Slater, Herman A. Hockaday, Jr. of St. Louis, Stevie Hockaday and Timmie Hockaday both of Marshall and Henry Ellis of Fitchburg, Wisc. and a sister, Sheila Moore of Slater. She was preceded in death by a sister and a son in infancy.