Laverne Allen-Algarin

October 27, 1955November 1, 2011

Mrs. Laverne Allen Algarin, 56, of Marietta, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. She is survived by her spouse of 33 years, Thomas Algarin, and many, many friends and family members who loved her very much.

Laverne and Thomas met in New York City in 1978, and they moved to Atlanta, GA in 1981. They were together for over 30 years, and were twice married in Atlanta—once in a civil ceremony and once in a Catholic ceremony at Sacred Heart Church.

Laverne was a wonderful wife, homemaker, companion, and friend to Thomas. She enjoyed oil painting, religious studies and philosophy, dancing, music, travel, adventure, swimming, and theatre arts. Her love of life and family were her defining character. She was a happy, joyous, easy-going and giving spirit, and she was kind to everyone she met.

Laverne was born in New York City, NY, October 27, 1955, to Louie C. Allen and Elizabeth Allen. She was one of six siblings, Robert “Bobby” Allen, Johnnie Allen, Louie Allen (deceased), Geneva Allen, and Tammy Allen. Her late father Louie was from Milledgeville, GA and her mother Elizabeth is from Rock Hill, SC. Laverne’s uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews from the Butts-Allen family in Milledgeville, and her birthplace New York, will miss her dearly.

The family will receive friends Friday, November 4, 2011 from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 5th, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4465 Northside Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA. Interment will follow at Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 5, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, November 4, 2011

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Thomas Algarin

November 28, 2011

Debra Coleman

November 26, 2011

Laverne was my dearest sister friend and I will miss her always. I know she is watching us and all she ever wanted from us all was to love one another. Kind hearted and fancy free and always in my heart. I cannot think of a time we argued, but she was no angel and she taught me alot about forgiveness and making new friends. I knew I was in for a ride when she would tell me, "Come on Let's go have an adventure!". Well love I know we will catch up when I see you again and I know you will be there waiting patiently. Love you and Tomas so much and will check on him to make sure he is good, Our Latin From Manhattan. God bless you girl and may he also bless all of us cause we are gonna miss you much.

November 14, 2011

Thomas, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts. Gary and Lisa Baker and family

Sally Zayas

November 9, 2011

Sally Zayas

November 9, 2011

Laverne was our dearest friend, her kindness, grace and love will remain in our hearts forever.

May God bless you Thomas, you are in our prayers.

Make everyday a special day and smile when you think of her…

Warm hug, Sally and Sonny

Marcia Loudermilk

November 8, 2011

I can't imagine what you must be going through. I'm so sorry. Let me know how I can help.

November 5, 2011

Dear Thomas,

I was so sorry to learn of the passing of your beloved wife. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you. May God give you comfort during this time of sorrow! God bless you and yours.

Beth McLaughlin
Bonaire, Georgia

Diana Mills

November 4, 2011

Thomas, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family have been in my prayers. The Hickory Hills family also wants to express their sincere sympathy to you and want you to know you have been in their thoughts and prayers.

Pearl Massey

November 4, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Joy Marsh

November 3, 2011

I am praying for you Thomas. I am so sorry for your loss.