Doris Benson White

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mrs. Doris Benson White, 56, of Blytheville, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro.

She was born in Blytheville, the daughter of Rosa Benson and J.P. Jones Sr. and reared by her mother, Rosa and step-father, Charlie Brooks. She was an honors graduate of Blytheville High School class of 1974 and attended Mississippi County Community College. She accepted Christ in 1965 and was a devoted and dedicated member of First Missionary Baptist Church serving as a teacher of the Mission Ministry, Sunday School, an usher and served as president of the Usher's Federation of the General Baptist District.

She was an employee of Safeway Stores, Borg-Warner, NibCo and Outlook Point. She enjoyed her many friends and on Fridays, Mrs. Lillian Pulliam, Ms. Janice and Aunt Eria spent time quilting.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Robbie Soward Conley and Juanita Rogers; and two uncles, Isadore King and Henry Fletcher.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, a husband, Charles White Sr. of St. Louis;

Two daughters, Ms. Lourisa Jefferson and Mrs. Marcia Thomas, both of Blytheville;

A son, Jeffrey T. Benson of San Antonio, Texas;

One nephew that she reared, Aaron Soward of Kileen, Texas;

Ten grandchildren, Shabria, Daydreana, Tynecia, LaDaisha, Jeffrey Jr., Cleotha, ShiAnne, Jazlyn, Rai Annon and Joshua;

One great grandson, JaDarrius;

One sister, Mrs. Virginia Mosley;

One brother, Rev. Jacquin (amd Thelma) Benson Sr., all of Blytheville;

Two aunts, Mrs. Eria Crawford of Blytheville and Mrs. Mary Littlejohn of St. Louis;

One uncle, Judge Fletcher of Doddsville, Miss.;

Four step-daughters, Bernette Taylor, Tracey White, Charlotte Robinson and Virginia Brew;

Other siblings, Mrs. Bernice Sewell, Mrs. Berna Jones, Mrs. Carlon Henderson, Mrs. Essie Smith, Mrs. Martha Jefferson, Mrs. Velma Jefferson, Ivory Jones, Larry Jones, J.P. Jones Jr., Glendall Jones Sr., Ms. Jeenie Johnson, Mrs. Bessie Evans, Mrs. Stella B. Washington, Mrs. Paristine Paige, Ms. Diane Johnson, Steve Johnson, Charles Johnson, Lee Amos Johnson, Larry Johnson;

Her mother-in-law, Mrs. Fannie Mitchell; and

Other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church, 600 E. McHaney, with the Rev. Odale Jones, Pastor. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Gardens by McDonald-Horne Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. today at First Missionary Baptist Church.