Doris E. White

Born January 16, 1925 in Lansing, Michigan daughter of the late Harry and Ruby (Stutsman) Thomas passed away Sunday, November 13, 2011 at age 86.  Doris was a graduate of Lansing Eastern and worked for the State of Michigan.  She was an accomplished musician and was in an all girl big band “The Jills of Jive” which performed USO shows around the country.  She met Kenneth W. White in 1953 and married him 6 months later; Ken preceded her in death in July of 2011.  They were tremendous parents to their three children, Karen E. Hicks of Muskegon, Garret W. “Gary” (Christine) White of Bancroft, and Timothy L. (Susan) White of Wadsworth, Ohio; loved each and every one of their six grandchildren with all of their hearts, Sarah Hicks, Andrew Hicks, Peter Hicks, Jacob White, Courtney White, and Shane Fisher.  Also surviving is her sister, Jerrine LeBlanc; nieces and nephews, Tom LeBlanc, Cherie (Dietrich) Schaaf, Lori (Brad) Schaibly, Bob (Diane) LeBlanc as well as cousins, Evelyn Dillin and Arlene (Ralph) Letters.  Funeral services will be held at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Ronald Brooks of Central United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society.

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November 14, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Your grievance and tears of sadness are great at this time.please be informed that Almighty God will wipe away all tears of sadness and give a life of joy.(Revelation 21:3,4)

Gail Brady-Drew
November 15, 2011 at 9:18 am

Karen, Gary and Tim,

Yes your parents are once again together forever in the most wonderful place. I feel your sadness for the loss of such great parents. They were wonderful to me through my college years and after. Mrs. White visited me in the hospital when I was in critical condition before the birth of my son…that was the most wonderful gift to me. The wonderful breakfasts at Derby Lake and passing of the molasses cookies as well! My thoughts, prayers, hugs and love to the family and extended family. They will be greatly missed. A friend forever. Gail


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