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Patricia Ann White was born December 7, 1949, to Lucille (Hopkins) and Percy White, Sr. in Osceola, Arkansas. She graduated from Rosenwald High School in Osceola, Arkansas. She came to Fort Wayne, Indiana, at a young age.
She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Greater Progressive Baptist Church. She was employed by Parkview Behavioral Health where she worked as a Behavioral Health Technician until she became disabled.
“Pat”, as she was affectionately called by her family and friends, was a lover of Bingo and fishing. She was the matriarch of her family. She kept everyone together. All of the family gatherings were at her house. She was an undiscovered one-woman comedy show. She would give you the shirt off her back and at the same time tell you about yourself in a way you won't need nobody else shirt. Her family treated her with honor and respect.
She departed this earthly life on Friday, September 20, 2019, peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. She will truly be missed by all that knew and loved her.
Pat leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Natasha White and Sherrye White; special daughter/granddaughter, Latricia White; grandsons, Jamaree’ White and Vaughn Crews; granddaughters ,Tea’ White and Kasceara Crews; god-granddaughter, Sh’Lisa Turner; great-god-grandsons, Ste’Phon Hayes and Ca’Rion Turner; great-god-granddaughters, Na’jae Hayes and Aaliyah Greene; special nephew, James Earl Vornes, Jr.; special friends, her garage sale buddy, Lula Mae Jackson and Bertha Davis; brother-in law, Sam (Dottie) Spearman; all of Fort Wayne; paternal aunt, Irene Cooper of Muskegon, MI; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Percy White, Jr. (Joyce) and Lucille (Hopkins) White, maternal grandparents, Rosie Hayes-Hopkins and Joseph Hopkins; paternal grandparents, Ethel White; brothers, Percy White, Jr., Roosevelt White, and Walter White; sisters, Velma Davis (Johnson), Maxine Davis, Katherine White and Inez Spearman; nieces, Angela White and Velma Robinson all whom will meet her at the gate and welcome her home.
Special thanks to Visiting Nurse and Hospice for making the transition peaceful.
Pat will be laid to rest in Highland Park Cemetery