Laverne Harmon, 77

Laverne Harmon, 77, of Frankford, Del., or “Plunk,” as she was affectionately known to her family and friends, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017. She was born on Dec. 26, 1939, to the late Edward K. Atkins and Essie Lee Walker Atkins.

She retired from Townsends Inc., now known as Mountaire Farms, where she worked as a technician for many years. Harmon was an honorary member of the Trinity Faith Christian Center in Lewes, Del. She loved watching TV, especially the soap operas and “The Steve Harvey Show.” She could cook, not sure she loved to, but everybody else loved and really enjoyed her cooking. Harmon will be remembered as a good Christian woman who was devoted to her family and will be missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Monroe Thomas Harmon, in 2016; her brother, Harvey Lee Atkins, in 2017; and her grandson, Gregory K. Showell II, in 1988. She leaves behind three children, Jacqueline Laverne Harmon Purnell and her husband, William, of Woodbridge, Va., Janet L. Showell and her husband, Gregory, of Frankford, and Kevin T. Harmon and his wife, Hillary, of Frankford; a sister, Phyllis Atkins of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; five grandchildren, Byron, Janelle and her husband, Rashawn, Shawntelle, Kevon and Kemeah; four great-grandchildren, Rashad, Jaela, Byron Jr. and Raegan; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

A funeral service was scheduled for June 10, 2017, at the Trinity Faith Christian Center, Lewes, Del. A private burial was to follow June 12, so Harmon could be laid to rest with her husband at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, Del. Condolences may be made sent online at