LaVelda was born August 30, 1946, in Oakland, Calif. She grew up in San Lorenzo then moved to Dublin, Calif., and she attended Amador Valley High School. She went on to become Miss San Ramon Village.
She married Bill Singleton and had two children. She moved to Livermore, Calif., in 1965, where she attended Trinity Baptist Church and taught Sunday School and children’s choir for over 50 years.
LaVelda had a nursing degree, and also a degree in Early Childhood Development. She owned and operated Love and Care Christian Preschool in the Dublin/Pleasanton area since 1981. The doors closed when she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Everyone knew her as “Grandma,” and she loved that. She had a servant's heart and no one was ever a stranger to her. She was loved and is going to be missed...
She fought a tough fight but passed away on June 30, 2019. She is survived by her daughter Meleasa Singleton-Clement, son Damon Singleton, and daughter-in-law Sarah Singleton. She has eight grandchildren Anthony Palomino, Jeremy Thomas, Zackery Clement, Isiah Clement, Devony Clement, Cullen Wheaton, Trent Singleton, and Mya Singleton; great-grandsons Jaiden Palomino and baby Elijah Thomas; nephews Jerry Hyatt, Gary Hyatt, Brian Buchanan, and Bert Miller; nieces Cheryl Hyatt, Michele Buchanan Pirante, Ruby Valdivia-Serrano, and Marcia Miller; and many other family members and friends.
Her services will be on July 25, 2019, at Callaghan Mortuary, 3833 East Ave. in Livermore.
The viewing will be at 11 a.m, service at noon, and burial at 1 p.m. Her Celebration of life to follow.
Proverbs 18:10: The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Callaghan Mortuary is honored to be serving the Singleton family. An online guestbook is available for condolences at www.callaghanmortuary.com.