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Velva Ruth White

January 27, 1935 December 20, 2018
Velva Ruth White
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Obituary for Velva Ruth White

Velva Ruth Locke White, 83, Hurley, MS, born January 27, 1935, in Mineral Wells, TX, died on December 20, 2018 in Ocean Springs, MS. She was a legal secretary for the district attorney’s office, the circuit clerk’s office, and the Jackson County Youth Court. She began her career as a secretary for the Mineral Wells Police Department, before becoming the first female officer for the department.
Velva was preceded in death by her husband, Arlis “A.J.” White; parents, Matthew Beal Locke Sr. and Thelma Ruth Locke; and brother, Matthew Beal Locke Jr.
She is survived by her children, Deborah Stewart Walker, Tobie Stewart (Steve) Thayer, James Thomas (Debra Lynn) Stewart, Pam Jackson (Mark) DeVos, and Elizabeth White; grandchildren, Melanie Walker (George) Gianakis, Staff Sgt. Ret. Michael J. (Jenny) Walker, Meghan Sehon (Michael) Herston, Aaron (Tara) Sehon, Christopher James Stewart, Samantha Jo Stewart, Bobbie Sue Stewart, and Ian DeVos; great-grandchildren, Pfc. Ty Gianakis, Sydney Gianakis, Chelsea and Olivia Gianakis, Steven Walker, Hannah Walker, Emily Stewart, Christopher James Stewart Jr., Harper Sehon, Erin Herston, and Aubree Herston; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018 at Heritage Funeral Home in Escatawpa, MS beginning at 6:00 p.m. with Bro. John Egbert officiating. Friends may visit with the family for one hour prior to the service.
Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of arrangements.


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Visitation

Friday

28

Dec

5:00 PM 12/28/2018 5:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/28/2018 6:00:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home

9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562
Moss Point, MS 39562

Heritage Funeral Home
9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562 Moss Point 39562 MS
United States

Service

Friday

28

Dec

6:00 PM 12/28/2018 6:00:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home

9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562
Moss Point, MS 39562

Heritage Funeral Home
9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562 Moss Point 39562 MS
United States
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