HOME GOING SERVICE: SATURADAY, APRIL 15, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m. @ NEW BETHEL IN MARIANNA, ARKANSAS. / BURIAL: PARADISE GARDENS IN EDMONSON, ARKANSAS.
Rev. Jessie Earl White was born October 27, 1946, the fifth child of seven children, to the late James (Buddy) White, Sr. and Mary Ethel White in Aubrey, AR. Jessie transitioned to his new life and received his set of wings on April 9, 2017.
Rev. White loved to ride his bike, crack jokes and also loved to walk miles in this community singing, talking, waving his hand and Preaching the word to whomever. Sometimes he would carry his lunch in case he wouldn’t make it back home in time.
Rev. White attended Robert R. Moton High School and worked on the farm to help his family during hard times.
Rev. White leaves to cherish his memory: Two daughters; Lori White of Marianna, AR; and Talisha J. White of Forrest City, AR; One brother; Rev. Joe Dean White (Loretta) of Memphis, TN; three sisters; Lillie Mae Brown (Tom L), Lucy Mae White Porter of Marianna, AR and Lena Mae White Barbara (Willie-Deceased) of Chicago, IL; One step aunt; Ollie Grayson of Wynne, AR; One Granddaughter; Selena Trashae White of Marianna, AR; One God Sister; Betty Allison (Frank) of Marianna, AR; One God-Mother; Mrs. Bessie “MaDea” Livingston of Cleveland, Ohio; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. “Extended Family” The Whitaker’s of Marianna, AR.
Rev. White was preceded in death by two brothers; Johnny Lee and James “J.W.” White Jr.