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LaVeda Nadine Littlefield

February 15, 1927 – May 1, 2019

LaVeda Littlefield, age 92, of Copperas Cove, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Temple.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Scott’s Funeral Home in Gatesville with burial following at Hillsdale Cemetery.

LaVeda was born on Feb. 15, 1927, to the late George and Nita Mayfield Adamson in southeast Coryell County. As a young girl, growing up in the Depression, she learned to sew, cook and quilt with her mother and worked alongside of her brothers in the fields. LaVeda attended school in Harman, Pidcoke and Ms. Jackson’s Business School in Lampasas. After business school, she owned a small grocery store on Key Ave in Lampasas before marring J.B. Littlefi eld on Nov. 4, 1950. They moved to his small ranch in the Harman community where she enjoyed helping her husband on the ranch. They enjoyed 64 years together entertaining friends on Friday night with dominoes tournaments and traveling with friends.

LaVeda retired from civil service after 20 years working for DPW Housing Office helping many young soldiers fi nd a place to live around the Fort Hood area. She was a Christian and served the Lord at Midway Church of Christ. She also served as a director for Coryell County Farm Bureau for many years.

She was preceded in death by husband, J.B.; two brothers, Ernest (Red) Adamson and Dean Adamson; and a son-in-law, Kent Bell.

LaVeda is survived by her sons, Raymond Littlefi eld and wife, Debbie, of Palestine, Richard Littlefi eld and wife, Christine of Copperas Cove; daughter, Janice Bell of Temple; five grandchildren, Bradley Bell, Jennifer Garza, Michael Littlefield, Jay Littlefield and Darla Balas; and three greatgrandchildren, Matthew Littlefield, Marissa Littlefi eld and Ava Littlefi eld.

Memorials may be made to Hillsdale Cemetery Assn., 7701 FM 1690, Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

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