Evelyn C. White

Published 1:15 pm Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Evelyn C. White died Monday, March 3, 2014, at her apartment in Belmont Gardens. She was 99, and would have celebrated her 100th birthday on April 14.
Born in Vicksburg, she was the daughter of the late Anthony William Conti and Victoria Palmer Conti. Mrs. White was a graduate of St. Francis Xavier Academy in the Class of 1931.
After graduation, her first job was with the Vicksburg Sanitarium, where she worked for nine physicians. Later, she was employed by the Mississippi River Commission, where she retired as chief of the Office of the Administrative Services Division in 1975.
Mrs. White was employed by St. Paul Catholic Church as administrative secretary, retiring in 2008. She worked for a number of pastors including Father John Egan, Father Thomas McGing and Monsignor Patrick Farrell.  Mrs. White was a lifelong communicant of St. Paul Catholic Church where she was baptized on June 14, 1914, and confirmed on May 10, 1925.
She is survived by a daughter, Evelyn White Curtis (Joe); son: Martin Jasper White of Knoxville, Tenn.; a stepson, Benjamin Walter White of Las Vegas; four grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Curtis, Tori White Powell, Mary Hannah White and Steven Hunter White.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Jasper Herbert White; stepdaughter, Margaret Ann White; two sisters, her twin sister, Helen Conti, and Vivian Conti Coleman; and a brother, Anthony Joseph Conti.
A Funeral Mass will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Thomas J. Lalor, pastor, officiating. Visitation will be at the church from noon Wednesday until the hour of the service. Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Riles Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180.
A 100-year celebration of life for Mrs. White had been planned prior to her death and will be April 12 in Farrell Hall for all of her friends and family following the 4 p.m. Mass.
Pallbearers will be Paul Banchetti, Joe Curtis, Bob Coleman, Zach Stewart, Hunter White and Mark Conti.

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