Victor D. Lavette, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in a local hospital. He was a retired custodian from Brainerd Baptist. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Lavette Jr., mother, Mae G. Lavette; brother, Maynard Morris; grandmother, Lucy Pearl Carson; and stepdaughter, Veronica Toney; stepgrandson, James J. Citizen. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Lavette; daughters, Terri Lavette (Galen) Fugh and DeSharla (Derric) Adkins; grandson, DeMarquiste’ Fugh; granddaughter, Gianna Fugh; four siblings; four stepdaughters; five stepsons; a host of stepgrandchildren; other relatives and friends. He will lie-in-state on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at noon in the chapel with Minister Homer Lavette Sr. as the eulogist. Burial in Highland Memorial Gardens.