“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
Carol Joan Thompson White entered this world Saturday, June 4th, 1938, and left for her heavenly home Thursday, July 19, 2018.
Carol led a very active life in public service. For many years, she was the director of Abundant Life Senior Group and a member of The Chancel Choir at her beloved church Blackwater United Methodist. She served on the Council on Aging board, and helped her husband, Capt. Mack White, Sr. organize the annual Central substation Christmas party for the children of the Central community while he was the commander there. She owned a salon for 38 years and later worked at the Clerk of Courts office.
Her love for God, community and her family were her life-long driving force.
Those left to cherish her wonderful legacy are her brother, Leroy "Sonny" Thompson and wife Trula; her children; Debbie Dougherty and husband, Kenny, Senator Mack “Bodi” White and wife, Robin, Bryan White and wife, Lisa, and Diane Hebert and husband Pastor Teryl Hebert. Carol was the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Carol is preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Mack Al White, Sr.; her parents, Thomas LeRoy and Opal Thompson; her father and mother-in-law, Evans Eli and Mary Elizabeth “Lizzy” White; grandparents and numerous family members and friends whom she loved.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Blackwater United Methodist Church, 10000 Blackwater Road, Baker, Louisiana, Monday, July 23, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The visitation will continue Tuesday, July 24, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral beginning at 12:00 p.m. officiated by Reverend Teryl Hebert and Reverend Pattye Hewitt. The graveside service and burial will follow in Blackwater United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Serving as her pallbearers will be her grandsons, Mack Al “Mackie” White, III, John Chandler White, Todd Denham, Paul-Michael Fryday, Micah Robinson, John King, Ivan McKnight, Grayson Fryday and Joey Beck. Honorary pallbearers, Clerk of Court Doug Welborn, Fred Silman, Jr. and Joe Chemin.
Our family wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks to the staff, nurses and CNA’s at Grace Health and Rehabilitation Center. You were all so amazing and loving to our mom during her final journey. A very special thank you to Hospice of Baton Rouge for the love and support shown to her as well. Her hospice nurse, Charmaine Parent who walked the last mile with our sweet mama and our family. May God bless each of you!
Our Mom loved Jesus and cherished her family. “Her children arise and call her blessed, her husband also; and he praises her. Many women do noble things – but you surpass them all.” Proverbs 31:28-29
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central City Autism Awareness, 13821 Blackwater Rd., Baker, LA 70714 and Blackwater United Methodist Church, 10000 Blackwater Road, Baker, LA, 70714.
I know that words are inadequate at a time like this, but I wanted you to know how very sorry my family and I are for your loss. May you find comfort in God's promise at Revelation 21: 3 and 4.