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Mrs. White
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GORDON: Mary Lillian Beck White passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Funeral services are being conducted on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1:00 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Gordon, with the Revs. Paul Curry and Maxie Threatt officiating. The family was at Williams White Columns Funeral Home of Gordon on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to receive friends.

Mrs. White was a retired educator/administrator for approximately 45 years. She was a graduate of Mercer University with a Bachelor of Elementary Education degree and a master’s degree in secondary education. She graduated from the University of Georgia with an Education Specialist degree. Mrs. White was a charter member of the Psi Gamma Chapter of Chi Omega at Mercer University and had worked at the State Department of Education as a consultant from 1980 - 1991.

Mrs. White was an active member of First Baptist Church of Gordon, where she taught Sunday school classes, including Sunbeams, Vacation Bible School, and College and Career classes. She supported the Georgia Baptist and United Methodist churches and served as camp counselor at Camp Pinnacle. Mrs. White was a very active member of DAR and served on the Gordon Library Board. She was an avid bibliophile, particularly of European history, and enjoyed traveling, especially to Israel, Egypt, and England.

Survivors include her children and grandchildren, whom Mrs. White loved spending time with: daughter, Mary Beck White-Sutton (Jeff) of Durham, N.C.; son, Thomas A. White (Teresa) of Round Oak; grandchildren, Will and Ross White of Round Oak.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the administrators and caregivers at Lynn Haven Nursing Home, where Mrs. White lived since 2006, including Cheryl, Benetta, Vanessa, Tamesia, Santrice, Banisha, Amanda, Jenny, Brenda, Debra, Christy, Caroldene, Lashona, and dear friend, Margie Homan.

Flowers are accepted and those who wish to make memorial contributions may be made to Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, c/o First Baptist Church of Gordon.

Williams Funeral Home in Gordon had charge of arrangements. Express online condolences at
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