August 9, 1931 ~ October 29, 2021 (age 90)


On August 29, 1931, in Caldwell County, Texas, Gillis and Katherine Williams welcomed a beautiful baby girl who they named Almeda Lavern. Gillis and Katherine preceded her in death.

ALMEDA attended school in Caldwell County, Texas.  She graduated Carver High School in 1950.  As a child, she gave her life to Christ at Ebbon Baptist Church.  Later, after moving to San Antonio, she became a member of Jacobs Chapel United Methodist Church, where she remained a dedicated and faithful member of the United Methodist Women and the Courtesy Committee until her transition.

While in high school, ALMEDA met the love of her life, Jack Wilbert De Vaughn.  On September 15, 1948, Jack and Almeda were happily married, and they lived and loved for 55 years until October 18, 2003 when Jack passed away.  To their union, five children were born.  As Jack was a member of the United States Army, Almeda was able to travel to several different states and countries with her husband before they retired in San Antonio, Texas.

ALMEDA took pride in her career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.  She finished at the top of her nursing class at St. Philip’s College, after which she embarked on a 20-year nursing journey that allowed her to skillfully care for patients in the emergency department at Robert Brady Green Hospital; then babies admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Medical Center (née University) Hospital.  ALMEDA took pride in her career and cared for everyone within her realm with love and concern.

Left to mourn ALMEDA’s loss, but continue her legacy are her five children: Jack, Jr., Shawnee, Kevin (Nancy), Gary, and Pawnee; thirteen grandchildren: Lynette (Trevor), Devin, Kevin, Jr. (Tela), Marcus, Jarvis (Ashley), Jeremy, Joshua, Alex (Will), Jordan, Tiana, Nia, Isha, and Eboni; seven great-grandchildren: Khaila, Adrian, Micah, Terrance, Avery, Taylor, and Kiper; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, family, and friends.

ALMEDA leaves with us all an amazing legacy of her as a warrior of faith and wisdom.  She will forever be loved and remembered, and deeply missed.

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November 16, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lewis Funeral Home
811 So. W.W. White Road
San Antonio, TX 78220

Funeral Service
November 17, 2021

11:00 AM
Jacob's Chapel United Methodist Church
406 S. Polaris Street
San Antonio, TX 78203

November 18, 2021

9:00 AM
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78209

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