Lavada Castile

October 16, 1919 ~ December 12, 2018 (age 99)

LAVADA W. CASTILE was born October16, 1919 in Corsicana, Texas. She was the second of four children born to Othello Watson, Sr. and Filena K. Watson. She accepted Christ at an early age in Corsicana, where she also attended public school. After high school, she enrolled at Texas Southern University, where she graduated with a degree in Home Economics.

Lavada later met Adolphus Castile, also known as “A.D.” In 1943, they were united in marriage. Their union was blessed with one daughter whom they named Maria.

In 1943, The Castile family moved to San Diego, California, where Lavada was employed at Convair for eighteen years.

Lavada united with Calvary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend N. E. Taylor, the late Dr. S. M. Lockridge and the late Dr. W. James Smith, and continued in her stewardship under the spiritual guidance of Dr. Emanuel Whipple, Sr. She served in several auxiliaries, including the Mission Department with the Rachel Circle, Hospitality Department and Sunday School. She loved her church and her church family.  She enjoyed and attended services faithfully until her health began to deteriorate.

Because of her love and concern for others, Lavada participated in the Foster Grandparent Program at St. Vincent DePaul for more than twenty years.

Lavada enjoyed shopping, cooking and especially baking. She loved making peach cobblers, cakes and pies, not for herself, but to give and share with others. Lavada will be greatly remembered for her kind and generous heart; she loved people. Lavada will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers and one grandson.

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, after ninety-nine blessed years of laboring in the vineyard, Lavada Castile was called from labor to eternal rest. She leaves to cherish her memory: her devoted daughter, Maria Castile-Lewis; one grandson, Keith Sheldon Butler; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including her Calvary Baptist Church Family.

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