|Called from our ranks of faithful servants was Mrs. Ethel Code White. She was the widow of Rev. W. K. White, Jr. She began her new life on January 20, 1991.
Mrs. White was born on December 18, 1910 to Moses Code and Dolly Jamerson Code in northwest Louisiana in DeSoto Parish. On December 27, 1933 she became the bride of Rev. H. K. White, Jr. They resided in Frierson, Louisiana; they had eight children. She unselfishly supported her husband’s sixteen years (1951—1967) of ministry. They traveled quite a bit on Sundays to serve: Pilgrim’s Rest in Minden, Robinson Chapel in Caspiana, Rosa Chapel in Marthaville, and St. Paul/Emmuel/Mt. Zion in Campti.
Her family’s lives are painted with indelible memories of a quiet, well-spent life. Emma W. Hunter of Shreveport, Hanna W. Allen of Oklahoma City, OK, Lizzie White of Grambllng, Mary Ann Perkins of Dallas, TX, the twins, Juliette White of Dallas, TX and Jeanette W. Clark of Shreveport, Salle Marie White and Willie James White of Frierson attest that their lives are meaningful because of their mother’s strength and wisdom. They have love for God and mankind because of the high ideals taught to them by their loving mother.
After her husband’s passing, she joined the Fairfield United Methodist Church in Shreveport. She lived and loved Methodism. She served as a Communion Stewardess and was a member of the United Methodist Women.
I cherish the kindness, love, and understanding that Mrs. White extended to me as her pastor. Thank God for the priceless gem, Ethel Code White.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1991, p. 254 By Willie E. Jackson, Jr.|