Lavonda Carol Prescott
Lavonda Carol Prescott of American Canyon, California passed away on June 27, 2021 from natural causes at the age of 84. Lavonda was born September 19, 1936 in Carney, Oklahoma to Howard and Emma Sipe. The family moved to Bakersfield, California in 1951 when Lavonda was 15.
The first of nine children, Lavonda developed a loving and compassionate heart by providing care for her siblings, a trait that was evident to all who knew her throughout her lifetime. Despite marrying young, Lavonda was widowed at the age of 24 with three children to care for. After remarrying and having two more children, she again faced immense hardship becoming a single parent to five children. Lavonda never again remarried but devoted her life to putting a roof over her family, food on the table, and teaching her children and generations to come that through their hard work and determination they could accomplish whatever they desired. Throughout her life this love shined most when caring for young children and family.
Lavonda was known to her family and friends as an Elvis lover, a dancer (early in her life), a story teller, and someone you could always count on to tell you about her first dog, Queen. And boy, could she laugh! There was seldom anything but a smile on her face. Lavonda was always willing to lend a helping hand, putting others needs before her own. In her later years she was very devoted to her Christian faith and her church.
Lavonda is survived by her children: Gary (Leita), Wenona (Lamine), Archie, Bryan (Milka). Siblings: Verlin(Pat), Elouise (Don), Alvin (Joyce), Sharon, Dennis (Dorothy), Kim (Lynn), Karl (Sharon). Also surviving Lavonda are 14 grand kids, 21great grand kids and 11 great great grand kids. Predeceasing her was her daughter, Peggy and sister, Katrina.
A beloved sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, great and great great grandmother. To her, children are the most precious and key to the family.Our family has lost an irreplaceable matriarch and most loving woman. She will be missed dearly!
Memorial services will be held July 10, 2021, 10am-2pm at Experience Church, 5014 W. Marlette Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Alzheimer’s association or your favorite non-profit.