Laverne Pascal Sylvera

Laverne Pascal Sylvera passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the age of 80.  She was the cherished wife of 50 years to the late John T. Sylvera Sr. Loving mother of Tommy Sylvera Jr. (Debbie), Vicki Kelly (Gary), Kevin Sylvera (Rhonda) and Darrin Sylvera.  Daughter of the late Frank and Camille Labat Pascal.  Sister of Frank Pascal Jr. and the late Jay Pascal. Proud grandmother of Tommy III (Trisha), Troy, Tanya, Kristi (Ron), Amy (Robbie), Gary Jr., Kristen (John) and Kevin Jr.  Great grandmother of Kolby, Nathan, J.T. IV, Emma, Jolie, Cody, Cali, Chloe, Sophia, Ellie, Beau, Ashton and Brooks. Aunt of Rae and Guy.  She is also survived and fondly remembered by many cousins, relatives and dear friends.

Laverne was a native of New Orleans, LA and a longtime resident of Chalmette, LA before settling in Abita Springs. She enjoyed the precious years of raising her children, 30+ years as an Avon representative, was a member in several social clubs including the Chalmations Social Club and Salvage One Social Club; was a member of the volunteer guild at St. Tammany Parish Hospital and a faithful member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church. In her later years enjoyed her getaways with friends to the casinos. She was well loved and will be forever remembered as a loving and loyal wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and a friend of many, who treasured her family.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Tuesday, December 27th from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., followed by a funeral service in Laverne’s memory beginning at 11:00 a.m. She will be laid to rest with her beloved husband in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit