Dorothy Irene White

Published 12:31 pm Wednesday, October 4, 2023

The funeral service for Dorothy Irene White will be 11 a.m., Friday, October 6, at Pleasant Grove Community Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Mrs. White, 74, of Brookhaven, died October 3, 2023, at her residence. She was born August 22, 1949. She was an Office Manager for J.C. Penney’s for many years.

Mrs. White was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an ever-present pillar of strength for her children and grandchildren. She was instrumental in the growth and development of them all. She loved to prepare delicious meals for her family and to spend time playing games with her grandkids. Her favorite hobby was reading, and she also enjoyed going to the salon and getting her hair fixed.

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She is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Ronnie White; her parents, Frances & Gene Smith, and R.E. Townsend; and her brother, Mike Townsend.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Lance & Hollie White, Clint & Patty White, and Kristie & Will Cohen; seven grandchildren, Haley & Chase Crane, Wesley & Bridget White, Zack DeLaughter, Travis DeLaughter, Lainey DeLaughter, Ethan White, Benjamin White, Jesse Cohen and Bill Cohen.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Heidi Cain and Jamaria James, her nurses who took such wonderful care of her during her illness.

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