Sunday, October 13, 2019

Gertie Eaves White

Gertie Eaves White, age 87, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Morris Center for Care in Jacksonville, Florida. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, October 18 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Carr and Rev. Johnny Collins officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 9 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Murphy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Gertie was born April 10, 1932, in Winston County. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Winston County Chamber of Commerce. Gertie enjoyed her 20 year career at Bank of Mississippi as an Operations Officer; she loved being around people and helping others. Her grandchildren were her life and she attended any activity in which they were involved. Gertie loved attending sporting events and was an avid Alabama fan—“Roll Tide”—and was better at officiating than some officials on the field!

Gertie is survived by her son Jack White, Jr. and wife Jackie of Ponte Verda Beach, Florida; her daughter Teresa Carter and husband James of Louisville; her son-in-law Charley Mac Wade of Oxford, Mississippi; and her brother Carvel “Buddy” Eaves also of Louisville. One of her greatest joys was being “Gran” to her six grandchildren: Brian (Jenny) White, Josh (Manne) White, Andy (Julie) White, Kimberly (Todd) Rogers, Jay Carter, and Natalie Wade. She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren: Will-Corben (Alaina) Rogers, Landen Rogers, Taylor (Kelli) Moody, Brody Burchfield, Bella Burchfield; Jett Burchfield, Easton White, Asher White, Hayden White, Owen White, Charlie White, Waylon White, and Edie White; and many more who called her “Gran”. She also leaves behind a great-great-granddaughter Layton Ruth Moody and was looking forward to the birth of another great-great-grandchild in April 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband Jack Oliver White, Sr.; daughter Jeannie Wade; grandchildren Stefanie Burchfield and Eric Wade; her parents John W. and Belle Livingston Eaves; her biological mother Welmer Stokes Eaves; two brothers Junior Eaves and Leon Smith; and two sisters Zellowene Pearson and Dot Pogreba.

Serving as pallbearers are Taylor Moody, Landen Rogers, Will-Corben Rogers, Andy White, Brian White, and Josh White. Honorary pallbearers are Jay Carter, Johnny Chapman, Brody Burchfield, Wesley Coleman, Mike Coleman, Ronnie Hathorn, Jeff Watson, and David Wilson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts in honor of Ms. Gertie be given to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

Services are under the direction of Nowell Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at