Laverne Saxon Baber, 92, of Tyler and previously of Winnsboro, passed away after a lengthy illness on September 2, 2020. Laverne was born on February 22, 1928 in Winnsboro, Texas to Grady and Dessa McAlister Saxon. She married Jack Sidney Baber in 1950 and the two of them enjoyed 70 years of wedded bliss. Laverne was an educator for many years in Winnsboro and Hawkins. She and Jack had been members of the First Presbyterian Church in Winnsboro. Mrs. Baber was preceded in death by her parents and survived by husband Jack Sidney Baber; son Brian S. Baber and wife Janice; grandson Grant Baber and grandson Avery Baber. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation on Saturday, September 5th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Following the visitation, the committal service will be conducted at Lee Cemetery.