Joyce “LaVerne” Coronis

Joyce “LaVerne” Coronis, 80 years young, of Pampa, fell into eternal sleep in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 8, 2020. She entered this life on January 4, 1940 in Littlefield, Texas to Lee and Pauline Wright.

Shortly after her birth, the family moved to Pampa and this has been her home since. She attended Pampa schools and graduated from Pampa High School with the Class of “58”. It’s very fitting that due to her love of children, she owned and operated Lollypop Lane Daycare for many years. It was a passion she treasured for years due to becoming attached to the kids and being able to watch them grow and transpire into adulthood and sometimes parents themselves. After closing the daycare, she became a residential house cleaner for numerous families in town and served in that capacity for many years. While still active in her earlier years, she had a knack for growing things and her green thumb was incredible. She and husband, Paul, were members of the local pond club with their Koi ponds that were lush with the amazing flowers she so lovingly grew. LaVerne loved to cook and entertain and looked forward to hosting the holiday meals and events in her home each year. True to her character of spoiling her daycare kids, she also spoiled her show cats and Maltese dogs, but that was no comparison to the spoiling she did for her boys, Greg and Corey. She loved them beyond measure and no matter what, was always there for them with love and open arms. 

LaVerne is preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Pauline Long; husband, Paul B. Coronis; brother, JP Wright; sister, Lois Wright; sister-in-law, Charlene Wright and a grandson, Noah Paul Coronis.

She has left behind a legacy to cherish her memories, two sons, Greg Burke and wife Ronda of Wichita Falls, Corey Coronis and wife Lyndsey of Pampa; brother, Gerald Wright of Pampa; niece, Betty Kotara of Panhandle; six grandchildren, Kristen Burke of Wichita Falls, Jon Burke and wife Amy of Tucson, AZ, Chandler Coronis, Cayden Coronis, Isabella Coronis and Taylor Coronis all of Pampa; three great-grandchildren, Aubrey Burke, Ben Burke and John.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering has been scheduled for Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Winegeart Funeral Home with John Curry offering prayer and words of comfort. The family has entrusted the cremation care of their loved one to Winegeart Funeral Home.

Should donations in honor of LaVerne be your preference, the family suggests that they be made to Interim Hospice, 2217 Perryton Parkway, Pampa, TX 79065 in memory of their loved one.

To leave comforting words of sympathies on LaVerne’s Book of Memories, please visit

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