Lavern Batchelor Duthu
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Laverne Batchelor Duthu, 97, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA. passed away on June 23, 2020. She loved music and played her Lowery Prestige organ for friends and family; she was an avid gardener and enjoyed tending to her plants and flowers. She won numerous awards for her flower arranging skills. Laverne and her husband, Bob, spent their retirement years traveling the country. Laverne is survived by her three sons, Robert J. Duthu, Jr., David B. Duthu (Marianne) and C. Mark Duthu (Jackie), sisters Judy Hairston (Russell) and Lurlene Casey, grandchildren Robert J. Duthu III, Tanya D. Duthu, Dale P. Luke, Jr., and Kevin C. Duthu. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. "Bob" Duthu Sr., sister Doris Turner, (Robert), brother James Batchelor (Frances) and parents Ernest D. and Frances M. Batchelor. A private service will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.Burial will follow at Resthaven Gardens of memory. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to her long-time doctor and friend Dr. Susan Richarme, the compassionate associates at Lake Sherwood Village, Nursing Care Connections and Audubon Hospice and Healthcare Management. Special thanks to Kathy Browning for her loving dedication and assistance to Laverne. Family advises, masks are optional, please respect social distancing as much as possible. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.

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Published in The Advocate from Jun. 25 to Jun. 30, 2020.
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June 28, 2020
Mark and Jackie,
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Bobby and Ruthie Fahey
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June 28, 2020
Lavern will be missed by all who knew her. Love and prayers being sent to the entire Duthu family.
Susie Null
Family
June 26, 2020
It is an honor to have had the opportunity to share so many special memories with Mrs. Laverne. She dearly loved to bring joy to her family and friends whether through her music or preparing a meal that included everyones favorite dish. Her thoughtfulness and careful attention to the things that are often taken for granted is what made her such a special person. I will always cherish our conversations and the opportunity to help her with the small labors of love for her family that added up over a lifetime turn into a life well spent. She will be greatly missed.
Kathy Browning
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June 26, 2020

It is an honor to have had the opportunity to share so many special memories with Mrs.Laverne. She dearly loved to bring joy to her family and friends whether through her music or preparing a meal that included everyones favorite dish. Her thoughtfulness and careful attention to the things that are often taken for granted is what made her such a special person. I will always cherish our conversations and the opportunity to help her with the small labors of love for her family that added up over a lifetime turn into a life well spent. She will be greatly missed.
Kathy Browning
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June 26, 2020
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June 26, 2020
Mark and Robbie;
Sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a lovely lady in every respect. May she RIP.
Bobby Coxe
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