September 3, 1933 - October 5, 2021
Rosa Mae White of Wellington, age 88, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in Wellington, Texas. Private family service will be held at Bowie Street Church of Christ at 11:00AM with Bart Patterson officiating. Public graveside burial services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, October 8, 2021 at the Memorial Gardens cemetery in Wellington, Texas. Arrangements are by Robertson’s Funeral Directors of Clarendon. Rosa peacefully passed away with her son and her daughter by her side. She was a faithful follower of God, a loving wife, a devoted mother, and a caring Maw Maw to her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren. Rosa leaves a legacy of family love and devotion, and fellowship with her loved ones. Rosa was born to Alford Patterson and Alma Hartman Patterson on September 3, 1933. She grew up in the Buckcreek area, and as a teen, she worked as a nursing assistant at St. Joseph’s Hospital, now Collingsworth General Hospital. She married her high school sweetheart, P. J. White on December 23, 1950. P. J. and Rosa lived in Wellington where P. J. began his career in farming. Rosa worked alongside P.J. caring for the home while raising their four children. She was as handy on the farm as she was at home. Rosa and P. J. were married for 62 years before P.J.’s passing in 2012. Rosa enjoyed oil painting, which she attended every Tuesday with a group of friends. Rosa was a collector of beautiful glassware. She was a wonderful cook, seamstress, and avid game player. Rosa loved a good card game, and her favorite saying was, “A card laid is a card played.” Rosa was family-centered and reveled in the time she spent enjoying her grandchildren. Her family remembers her constant presence at all social events. She attended extra sporting events, showers, and weddings. If you stopped by the homeplace, she always had a meal ready at a moment’s notice. Rosa White was a devout Christian. She was a faithful member of the Bowie Street Church of Christ where she began attending in the early 1950s. She taught Bible Classes, led children’s activities, helped with funeral dinners and church luncheons, and shared her faith by example. Rosa was preceded in death by her parents, Alford and Alma Patterson. She also was preceded in death by her husband P. J. White, her two brothers, Earl Patterson and Virgil Patterson; a brother in law, Jim Chanslor, a daughter, Janice White Merrell; her son, Rod White; her granddaughter, Shannon White Brown. Mrs. White was blessed with 2 sons and 2 daughters: 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren along with a long list of relatives and friends. Her family includes two brothers, the late Earl Patterson and wife Delores and the late Virgil Patterson and wife Genevieve all of Wellington; a sister, La Rita Chanslor and her late husband Jim of Tyler, Texas; son Pat White and wife Val of Wellington, her daughter, Lesa Thornberry and husband Drew of Wellington, the late Rod White and wife Marie of Wellington, 11 grandchildren; Warren Wayne Merrell and wife Amy, P’Jay Merrell and wife Shelly, Jana Calvert and husband Donnie, all from Idalou, Clay Merrell and wife Brandi of Amarillo, the late Shannon Brown and her husband Daryon of Wellington, Leslee Wood and husband Jody, Amber Lewis and husband Paul, Ashlen Walker and husband Patrick, all from Abilene, Erin Smith of Wellington, Lauren Brown and husband Chad of Celina, Texas, Ryan White and wife Kaitlyn of Shamrock, Crissy Chanslor, Michelle Chanslor, and Braylon Edwards all from Tyler. 26 great-grandchildren; McKade Merrell, Madelyn Merrell, Lane Merrell, Nathan Brown, Marlee Brown, Major Brown, Elizabeth Janice Hodges, Jake Merrell, Emily Wood, Trey Wood, Kyla Griffith, Gracie Merrell, Preston Merrell, Sawyer Smith, Sutton Smith, Makenzie Smith, Kynlee Brown, Griffin Brown, Hudson Brown, Cannon Calvert, Baylee Calvert, Revel White, River White, Roket White, Isaiah Lewis, and Caleb Lewis. And 2 great-great grandchildren; Kaydence Griffith and Jace Griffith. The family asks that memorials please be made to Wellington Cemetery Association or The Wellington Volunteer Fire Department.
Rosa Mae White of Wellington, age 88, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in Wellington, Texas. Private family service will be held at Bowie Street Church of Christ at 11:00AM with Bart Patterson officiating. Public graveside burial services... View Obituary & Service Information
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