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Lavina Priscilla Gaylord
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Lavina Priscilla Gaylord, age 80 died on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Stormont Vail Health Care. She was born on November 11, 1937 in Joplin, Missouri the daughter of Eben Gaylord and Maime Thomas.
Lavina devoted her life to Christ and was a member of Pilgrim Missionary Baptist where she served as a mother on the church’s mother board.
Lavina worked for the Joslin family for several years. She loved to watch soap operas especially “The Young and Restless. Her favorite color was pink, and she enjoyed crocheting. She loved to talk and always had her cell phone with her.
Lavina was proceeded in death by her parents, Eben and Maime Gaylord; son, Gilbert Gaylord and daughter, Renee Russell-Gaylord.
She is survived by her sons, Cornell Gaylord, Keith Gaylord, Charles Gaylord, Vincent Gaylord and Eric (Machel “Shelley”) Gaylord; her beloved grandchildren, Anthony Russell, Aaron Russell, Antwone Russell, Amanda High, Zachary Gaylord, Devyn Gaylord, Kiera Gaylord, Danaka Gaylord, Nico Gaylord, Davion Gaylord, Trevion Gaylord, Justin Gaylord, Honesty Gaylord, Keith Gaylord Jr., Valerie Carter and Unique Carter and one great grandchild, Cairo Gaylord. She also leaves to cherish her memory, her church family and friends.
If you were blessed to know Lavina, you were blessed to know one of the greatest mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and friend that God has placed on earth.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 531 SE 31st Terrace. Visitation will be Friday, April 27, 2018, 4 pm – 8 pm. Family will receive friends from 6 pm – 8 pm at Bowser Johnson Funeral Chapel, 723 SW 6th Avenue.

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Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church

531 SE 33rd Terrace
Topeka, KS 66605

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Topeka Cemetery

1601 SE 10th Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66607-1583


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