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Louise Kornegay White
CLEVELAND - Louise Kornegay White, age 90, of Cleveland, MS passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at her home.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 9:00 AM till 10:30 AM at Cleveland Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM at the Drew Cemetery in Drew, MS. Burial will be at the Drew Cemetery. Reverend Milton Burd will officiate the service.
Ms. White was born on October 08, 1926 to Albert C. and Georgia (Monroe) Kornegay in Sunflower County, MS. She graduated Drew High School and married her childhood sweetheart Sylvester Ervin White after he returned from WW II in 1946. She lived in Drew for many years until moving to Cleveland in 1968. She was the manager of Bill's Dollar Store, Clerk at Jay's Department Store and a cashier at Big Star for a number of years until she retired. Ms. White was a member of Drew Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending her time with the grandchildren and taking care of her family. she also loved to watch NFL Football and NASCAR.
She was preceded in death by her parents A. C. and Georgia Kornegay, her husband Sylvester Ervin White, daughter Sharon Gail White and Two sisters; Hazel K. Anthony and Sarah K. Wilson.
Ms White is survived by Son, Steve R. (Alice) White of Coldwater, MS. Son, E. Kent (Paige) White of Cleveland, MS. Sister, Faye K. (Charlie) Clarke of Greenville, MS. Four grandchildren; Kourtney Lauren White, Erin Delaney White, Kim Day and Tish Montgomery.
Memorials may be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway Suite 480 Columbia, MD 21044.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.
I am very sorry for your loss; Condolences to you and your family. I look forward to the time when "death is swallowed up forever." (1 Corinthians 15:54) When one of my family members passed away, I looked to my family for comfort, but most importantly, I received comfort from God's Word the Bible. Jesus likened death to sleeping. This is encouraging because people can be awakened from sleep. The Bible gives us hope of a resurrection. In Revelation 21:4, God promises, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I look forward to that time and it helps me get by. I hope it is encouraging to you too. If you are interested in more encouragement from the scriptures, I invite you to go to www.JW.org.
Warren Family Mar 14 2017 12:00 AM
May you Rest In Peace!
B.A. Bob Ray Feb 24 2017 12:00 AM
Our whole family loved Mrs. White so much! My mom worked with her at Jay's for many years and she was always so sweet to my kids. She was such a dear sweet lady! Praying for the family during this time.
Sandye Camp Nance Feb 23 2017 12:00 AM
Thinking and praying God will give you strength through all of this
Mary Jane Ervin Feb 20 2017 12:00 AM
Our prayers are with you all. Your Mom and our Mom worked together for years and were very good friends. Ann, Beverley and Debbie (Kittrell)
Ann Kittrell Roncali Feb 19 2017 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear about Mrs. White. She was a hard working, reliable, kind lady and a pleasure to work with. I wish I was closer so I could be there for her funeral, but I will be there in spirit.
Margie Brunner Feb 19 2017 12:00 AM