Emily Leona Joye White, 89, wife of the late William Arthur “Red” White Sr., went home to be with her Heavenly Father on June 2, 2021. She was born on May 5, 1932, the daughter of the late Miles Lester and Annie Miller Joye. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. White was predeceased by her stepmother, Frances Byrd Joye, 3 brothers and 9 sisters. Leona was a Godly woman, raised in Little Bethel Baptist Church in Marion. She attended Juniper Bay Baptist Church and was a faithful member for over 40 years. She was a wonderful Wife, Mother, Nana, Nanny, and Ms. Grandma. She loved being outside, fishing with her husband Red, working in her flowers, and walking. She is survived by her four children: Gwen White Johnson (Randall), Barbara White Young, William A. White Jr. (Debbie), and Perry E. White (Vanessa). She also is survived by one sister, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend a special “thank you” to Emily-Grace Holmes, Krissy Martin, Claire Donovan, and Agape Care for all the long hours they worked taking care of “Ms. Grandma”! Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Juniper Bay Baptist Church. Visitation will be held prior to service beginning at 10:00 AM in the Church Sanctuary and following the funeral service, they will receive friends in the Family Life Center. Private burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Leona White’s memory to Juniper Bay Baptist Church, 5265 Juniper Bay Road, Conway SC 29527.
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