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Mary S. White

March 6, 1935 January 11, 2013
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Mary Frances Scott White, affectionately referred to as Mary Frances, was the second child of seven children born to the late Rosella Scott, Sr. and Lucille Davis on March 6, 1935 in Forest, Virginia.


On January 11, 2013 God in his infinite wisdom and mercy called her home to rest after an extended illness.  She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, cousin and friend.


She accepted Christ at an early age and in her early years was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Forest, VA.  A devout Christian, after marriage, she moved to Blackstone, Va. and became an active member of Shiloh Baptist Church. 


She was married to the late Baxter White, Jr. of Blackstone, VA. From this union two children were born Brenda Rae and Lawrence Rudell.


Frances was educated in the Bedford County School System, graduating from Bedford Training High School in 1954.  Dedicating her life to helping others, she fittingly chose to pursue a nursing career, and attended the Piedmont School of Nursing. Unfortunately, her career was shortened after 17 years due to her failing health. Strong-willed and determined, her illness did not hinder her from living a fulfilling life. She possessed the uncanny ability to accomplish anything she set her mind to do! Remarkably optimistic, she found the ray of hope in every dark cloud.  At the face of terror, she would always smile and say “God never makes mistakes, so everything will be just fine…”—and it was!  Despite battling a long-term illness, she was a woman who despised excuses. She embodied her God-given purpose as a beacon of hope and a wealth of wisdom to many.  She was known for crocheting beautiful blankets and other household items; and enjoyed watching college football games on television, particularly her son’s alma mater, Virginia Tech.  Her other interests included reading, watching funny shows on television, doing word searches, card games, and studying the Bible. She devoted her life and energy to being a loving and supportive family member, and neighborhood enforcer. She took pride in her appearance, never allowing her walker or wheel chair to “out shine” her. She would always say “People will see ME first…Not my walker!”  Her trademark sense of humor, classic disposition, and endearing laugh will be remembered by all who knew her.


She was preceded in death by one brother, George Lewis Scott, one sister, Gracie Elizabeth Scott Lee and her son Lawrence R white.  She is survived by a devoted and loving daughter, Brenda White Jones; two granddaughters Shanice White and Latia W. Boney (Reginald); one great grand-daughter Laila M. Boney; one brother Rosella Scott, Jr.(Ruth), Washington D.C, three sisters Rachel S. Logan (Hubert), Forest, VA, Ami S. Watson (Thomas), Lynchburg, VA. and Florence S. Demmings (Victor), Montclair, N.J.; one aunt Corrine Davis Crews, Lynchburg, VA; one brother-in-law, William White, seven sisters-in-laws Sarah Epps, Mary Porter, Shirley Watkins, Hazel White, Dana White, Sammie White and Nora White; a host if nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


It is true that we all will miss you, for you have left a lonesome place, A void no memory can ever fill. We do not wish you back to suffer the anguish and the pain, but rather rejoice at your finding the rainbow after the rain

Funeral Services Saturday, January 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, Blackstone with interment in the Greenview Cemetery.

W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.
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