Eva “Laverne” Woodfork departed peacefully in the quietness of her home on Sunday, October 30, 2022. \n \nEva Laverne was born in Wadesboro, NC, a Small Historic Town in Anson County in Central North Carolina. Laverne received her early education from Anson County Public Schools. In her early life, Laverne relocated to Washington, DC.\n \nIn 1980 as a young woman with an infectious smile, she met the love of her life Earl Woodfork whom she wed on April 11, 1992. They were married for 30 years. \n \nShe began her professional career at Seabury & Smith in Washington, DC, where she worked in risk management and customized insurance solutions for the securities and financial services industry. After spending a few years there, she began an illustrious career with the Federal Government, where she worked for the Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency. Laverne worked for the Federal Government for over 18 years and loved her work. She had an excellent rapport with her colleagues and will be sorely missed.\n \nLaverne was a fashion trailblazer ahead of her time; she would easily adorn sportswear, pants, suits, cocktail dresses, and gowns. She was stylish, from her beautiful tresses down to her shoes. In the ’80s and ’90s and even into the 2000s, you could find Laverne and Earl smiling and twirling on the dance floor at the Solar Eclipse on Bladensburg Road in Washington, DC. Because of her skill level as a hand dancer, she became a temporary instructor and was loved by her peers.\n \nLaverne loved to prepare meals with love for her husband, Earl. If you ask him if he had a favorite, he would say, “I loved them all; I loved all the food she cooked for me.” She enjoyed sharing her love through cooking with the entire family.\n \nLaverne enjoyed traveling with her daughter, grandchildren, and extended family to Alaska, Jamaica, and the Caribbean. She enjoyed cruising and creating special memories with her family.\n \nLaverne was grateful for the love of her daughter, whom she was very proud of and affectionately called "Sweet Pea.” She beamed with pride over her grandchildren and was over the moon when her only grandson graduated from high school and started his first year at the University of Maryland, College Park.\n \nLaverne was affectionately known as Nana to her grandchildren. There are Nana plaques all over her home. She is also known to her extended family as Momma Laverne and La-V by good friend Tousha (TJ). \n \nShe leaves to cherish, celebrate, and continue her legacy: husband Earl, daughter Tammy (James), and grandchildren Kym, Makaeo, and Harlem. Her sister Gail Little and Cousin Jack Little, who was like a brother. She also leaves to cherish her memory: sister-in-law Yvonne Gaither (Brown), brother-in-law Raymond Woodfork (Cheryl), Floyd C. Woodfork, and her dear Uncle Charles Woodfork (Billie preceded in death). The following sister-in-law preceded her in death, Elaine Woodfork. Finally, she leaves to cherish in her memory nieces and nephews who will forever love their Momma Laverne.