Ella Delores White was born on June 6, 1931 in the small town of Baskin, Louisiana to the late Reverend David Goliath and Blanche Slack. Ella graduated from high school in the early 50's and shortly after moved to California where she met the love of her life and the father of her children, Donal Ray White. Mrs. White worked for the Los Angeles County School District from 1974 – 1988. Sister White was an active member of Good Shepard Baptist Church for over thirty years, participating in a multitude of church activities which included Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and a member of the Missionary Society. She enjoyed catching the bus, hunting down bargains for her family and herself, which resulted in her always being impeccably dressed. She also had a special gift with arts and crafts, and was an excellent seamstress and passionate landscaper and gardener. And with all her projects and responsibilities she always had dinner ready for her family at 5:00 sharp. Ella departed this life on February 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Preceding her in death are one daughter Lisa Rene (White) Bennett, Her husband Donal Ray White, brothers John T. Slack, David Lee Slack, Daniel Roy Slack, Harvey Slack, and Sister Ella May Gray. Mourning her departure are her children, three daughters: Pamela Donice White, Valerie B.Washington (Willie), Lori Davis (Anthony), two sons: Everett Duane White (Kim) and Kenneth Wayne White (Tina). Thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Three brothers: Rufus Slack, Will T. Slack, Everett E. Slack. Four sisters: Annie Marie Richardson, Ara V. Burns, Mary Nell Wagner, Joreen Sutton and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

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  1. In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences and may the soul of your mom rest peace.

  2. There are some things in life that we may never understand, but everything happens for a reason. Let us always bear in mind that something good will come out of this loss. You and your family will always be in my thoughts and my prayers and I am hoping that God will give you the strength to cope with the loss.”

  3. My heart and prayers go out to you guys during this time of grief, knowing she’s resting in the arms of God is comforting.

  4. Thanks Auntie for the many times you baby-sited for free. Also thank you for sharing family information/history, which gave me some understanding of what must be broken. I will miss you! When I look up and see a light, I’ll feel you smiling back at me!!! I hope you visit me soon in my dreams for our last conversion until heaven. Thanks for loving me back. “I Love you back” said Auntie. Tell my Dad and everybody I said Hello! Big Hugs. Love you forever after……..Love y’all cousin(s), keep your head up….she lived and long life 85 years. Too GOD be the GLORY!

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