Funeral services for Mr. Waldo Emmerson White of Americus, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church on Cotton Avenue in Americus, Georgia with Bishop Melvin McCluster officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.
Like the rushing waters that calm the soul and the sound gives music to the ear, so was the life of Waldo Emmerson White. Waldo was born in Alabama to the late Alberta Johnson White on July 18, 1942. One brother, Johnny Lee White preceded him in death. Waldo was a 1960 graduate of Sumter High School. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1960 and was honorably discharged in 1968. During his tenure in the Air Force he received many award, ribbons, and medals, which included Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and National Defense Service Medal. Mr. White was employed with BF Goodrich for a number of years and he retired from IMC after 20 years of service. He was a faithful member of The Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Americus, GA., and also the American Legion Post 558.
Fond memories will live on in the lives of his family, which include his devoted companion of 40 years, Mary Belle Lucas; one son, Mr. Robert Lucas Jr. (Darlene) of Los Angeles, CA; one daughter, Ms. Latoya Michelle Lucas (Earl) of Athens, GA; a grandson raised as his own, Mr. Dominique D’Anthony Muff, Americus, GA; a devoted grandson Mr. Divennci Deron Lucas, Stanford, CA., Mr. Julian Andre’ Willis and Mr. Lucasi Lucas of Los Angeles, five granddaughters: Ms. Porscha Tyson, Americus, GA, Ms Mone’ Patrice Ross, Atlanta, GA, Ms. Laquita Jackson, Americus, GA, and Destiny Lucas, Harmony Lucas of Maryland; thirteen great grandchildren, three devoted: Niheuyen Champion, Ka’phario Champion and Dominique McKinley Muff all of Americus, GA; one sister-in-Law, Mrs. Elainae Goggins (Larry), Americus, GA; five brothers-in-law; Mr. Forrest Hill, Mr. Horace Hill, Mr. Bobby Hightower, Mr. Elbert Hightower and Mr. Kenneth Hightower all of Americus GA; devoted cousins: Dr. Waldo Johnson, Jr. Chicago, IL, Mr. James Westbrooks, Ft. Washington MD, Mrs. Linda Carson (Tony) Americus, GA, Ms. Lulu Griffin, Rochester NY, Ms, Jeraldine Turner, Ms. Earline Turner of Birmingham, AL, and Ms. Shirley Ellis of Birmingham, AL; devoted friends: Mr. Robert Coley (Gwen), Mr. John Roach, Mrs. Velma Coley, Mr. Henry Joe Lewis, Mr. Cecil Horne, Mr. Floyd Tullis, Mr. Bobby Fuse and Ms. Berda Hicks all of Americus, GA; other relatives and friends also survive.
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