Robbins, NC


Laverne Powers Cockman, 78, of Robbins, NC passed away at her home September 2, 2016.


A funeral service is planned for Sunday September 4, 2016 at 3:30PM at Pleasant View Friends Church, Eagle Springs, NC officiated by Reverend Jacelyn Jones and Reverend Don Luellen


A visitation will be held at the church prior to the service beginning at 2:00PM and other times at the home. Burial will be in the church cemetery


Born August 17, 1938, LaVerne was the daughter of the late Hayes and Blanche Maness Powers. She was a graduate of Elise High School and Bryce Commercial College.


She worked at Carthage Fabrics for 35 years, retiring in 2000 as the office manager. Laverne enjoyed camping with family and friends for many years. She was a faithful and devoted servant of the the Lord at Pleasant View Friends Church where she served as the pianist for over 60 years.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Lester Cockman, who passed away in 2006.


She is survived by two sons, Dale Cockman of the home, Don Cockman (Tammy) of Camden, SC, two grandchildren Jonathan Cockman of Columbia, SC and Lindsay Cockman of Charleston, SC, sisters Vera Warren and Annette Caldwell of Robbins, NC, brother Walter Powers (Diane) of North Myrtle Beach, SC and brother Frankie Britt of Robbins, NC.


Memorials may be made to Pleasant View Friends Church at 13542 Hwy 24/27 Eagle Springs NC 27242


Kennedy Funeral Home of Robbins, NC is assisting the family.


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  1. Loved Laverne , she was my best friend. I will forever miss our talks each day, sometimes more than once. Also our trips to eat out and shop. Just sorry we missed our trip to Asheboro, but I know you’re having a better time with our father in Heaven and a

  2. Laverne…thank you for the sweet memories. My mother, Betty Suggs, was so grateful for that wonderful last lunch date with you just prior to her surgery. She valued your friendship and spoke kindly of you! RIP, Laverne! Thoughts and prayers for all of yo

  3. so sorry for your loss, i loved her, she was a very sweet lady, loved playing music with her. she is happy and safe in the arms of JESUS now.praying for all of you.till we meet again my frienda.R.I.P,

  4. Dale and Don – I was saddened to learn of your mother’s dying. LaVerne was a wonderful person and my dear friend for many years…she will be missed by everyone who knew her. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You! With Our Deepest Sympathy!!!! LaVerne was a Absolutely Wonderful Lady! She will be greatly Missed by All!

    With Our Love,

    The Taylor’s

    Linda, Sonia, Amy, Derrick & Families

  6. I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family. May God heal and comfort your hearts during this time of great loss. Please know that ‘God is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.’ -Psalms 34:18

  7. We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time .

    Isaiah 25:8

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