Lavaughn was born 05/06/1932 to Clyde and Eva (Clark) Rollins at Coalgate, OK. She entered Heaven in the early hours of October 26 at Bradford Village, Edmond.
Lavaughn graduated from high school in 1949 at Maud, OK. After graduating from Neff’s Business School, she was employed as a bookkeeper at a furniture store in Shawnee. It was during that time that she met and later married Frank Nelson on January 6, 1952 at Konawa, OK.
Lavaughn and Frank were the proud parents and are survived by three sons and their spouses: Eric (Deb) of Denver, Paul (Billie) of Lake Charles, LA and David (Hilary) of Dallas. Lavaughn also claimed bragging rights as the grandmother of her 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Willa Love of Edmond and several nieces and nephews, family members, and friends across the U. S, .most recently at Bradford Village and Faith Bible Church. She is predeceased by her parents, her husband Frank in 2014, nephew Larry Love and brothers-in-law Don Drum and Bill Love.
As a Soil Scientist for the US government, Frank was required to transfer to many places in the United State. They lived in various locations across the United States including all four corners of the continental United States in their life together. They retired to Oklahoma City in 1987 and in 2014 made Bradford Village in Edmond their final retirement home.
The moves to different locations made it difficult for Lavaughn when she had to move away from her friends. However, because of her warm and outgoing personality, she made friends quickly and easily at their new location. Lavaughn’s first priority in life was her relationship with her Lord. She was very active in her church in whatever town they lived. She taught Sunday school and Bible Study classes, was the church Treasurer and bookkeeper. She and Frank opened their home to many missionaries and preachers who were visiting speakers at her church. Lavaughn lived a life that witnessed her relationship with her Savior.
Lavaughn was deeply loved by her family and while our hearts are heavy with grief, our spirits are rejoicing to know she is with her husband and other family members and friends. We are a blessed and fortunate family to have had her in our lives.