Emma Jean White died following a lengthy illness at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, TX on January 4, 2022.
Emma was born in Monroe, LA to loving parents Charles and Cathleen White on February 26, 1971. Emma was a premature baby and entered the world with the doctor’s stating she would not make it through the night. This began her life story of never giving up and persevering with the grace of the Lord Jesus who she accepted as her personal savior. Emma was both the eldest child and grandchild in her maternal family which created a role of serving others with a smile. She perfected the gift of serving others by furthering her education and earning credentials as a certified cook. Emma created lasting memories through her gift of cooking for others within her family, her job, and her community. She never met a stranger, and most people she encountered became family to her.
Emma was a member of Bright Oak Baptist Church in Monroe, LA. She received her General Education Degree and credentials as a chef from Job Corps of America in Guthrie, OK. She worked many years using her gift of cooking in various platforms within the community including restaurants, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. Upon her death, she was pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration Management at Colorado Technical University.
Emma was proceeded in death by her brother Charles Ellis. Emma is survived by: fiancée, Anthony McFarland Whittley, Monroe, LA; son, Brandon White, Fort Worth, TX; daughter, Moravia White, Monroe, LA; grandsons, JaMarion Robinson, Shreveport, LA; JaZavion Robinson, Shreveport, LA; granddaughters, JaMaria Robinson, Shreveport, LA; JaMya Robinson, Shreveport, LA; parents, Charles White, Monroe, LA; Cathleen White, Monroe, LA ; sisters, Caterina White, Houston, TX; Kayla White , Pearland, TX; Andrea Smalls (Khalfani) Monroe, LA; Romanitta Wright, Seattle, WA; Kimberly Ellis, Monroe, LA; Kimmitha Ellis, Monroe, LA; brothers, Steven White, Monroe, LA; Joshua White, Monroe, LA ; Dominique Ellis, Monroe, LA; niece, Katelynn White, Houston, TX; and a host of other loved ones who will forever honor and cherish her memory.