LeJulia Dorothy White

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 23, 2009

On Aug. 20, 2009, God sent for one of his best angels, 18-year-old LeJulia Dorothy White.

“Jue,” as she was affectionately known, was a freshman at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. She was a Lucky Day Scholarship recipient and had dreams of becoming a counseling psychologist. Miss White was loved for her magnetic personality, her contagious laugh and her winning smile. Although she was a college student for barely a week, she had already formed special bonds with several of the students and was a member of the student alumni association known as The Legacy.

Miss White graduated with honors from Velma Jackson High School in Camden in May. She was one of six seniors inducted into Velma Jackson’s Hall of Fame. She received numerous awards and was a cheerleader throughout junior high and high school.

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Visitation will be tonight from 5 to 7 at Family Memorial Funeral Services, 326 W. North St., Canton. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Society Ridge M.B. Church in Pocohontas. Burial will follow in Mount Pisgah (Hickory Tree) M.B. Church in Vicksburg.

She was preceded in death by her doting father, Roy White, in August 2001.

She leaves to cherish her memory her loving and devoted mother, Eleanor White; her younger brother, Roy Anthony White; a stepsister, Sharon White; her nurturing grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Willie Erves Sr. of Bovina; her surrogate grandparents, Fletcher and Juanita Griffin; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.