Lorraine Evelyn Satterburg White passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy illness on July 14, 2015 in Athens at the age of 85 surrounded by family and loved ones.
Lorraine was born Oct. 22, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Edwin H. and Dorothy Satterburg, both of whom passed away during her childhood. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Richard Satterburg. Upon the death of her father Lorraine was sheltered and loved dearly by her best friend Doris Anderson Waldhoff and Doris’ parents, Elmer and Minnie Anderson.
Lorraine was a devoted wife, a compassionate mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and a loyal friend. She loved conversation, cooking for family and friends, and doting on her children. She had a delightful wit that often took us by surprise. She married U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2 Alfred White in 1948 and traveled the world with him until the now Lieutenant Commander Alfred White retired from the Navy in 1970 when they settled down on a farm north of Marsalis in Claiborne Parish.
During the first 24 years of their marriage she accompanied her husband to seven duty stations during which time she was active in PTA at schools at different stations, was an enthusiastic bowling club member in wives bowling leagues, and also a long-term member of a Glynn County, Georgia Home Demonstration Club. At the time of her death, she was an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Hurricane, Louisiana.
Lorraine is survived by her brother, Donald Satterberg and wife Pat Satterberg, her husband of 67-and-a-half years, Alfred N. White, her children, Tommy White, of Homer; Bobby White and wife Stephanie of Athens; Patty and husband Randy Vise of Sibley, Richard White and wife Flor de Liz of North Palm Beach, Florida, and Rusty White and wife Andrea of Athens. Also her grandchildren Jeremy Vise, wife Britni and children, Jason Vise, his wife Jordan and children, Jennifer Maddox, husband Jeff and children, Adam White, his wife Hannah and children; Shane White, Kellie Tolin and children; Eric White (Causley), wife Sara and child; Chelsey Edmunds and husband, Matt; Dawn Hankins, her husband, Philip and children; Ashley White and child; and Sunni White, as well as 16 great grandchildren. These children and grandchildren were her pride and joy.
Visitation hours are 5 until 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Rose Neath Funeral home in Arcadia. The funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the funeral home. Bro. Perry Anderson will officiate the ceremony.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate Lorraine’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church 2042 Hwy. 519, Arcadia, LA 71001 or to Tulip Cemetery Association, contact Marinda White 318-927-2639. Condolences can be sent to Alfred N. White, 7419 Hwy. 518, Athens, LA 71003. The family would like to thank the staff of Bienville Medical Center, Premier Hospice, Willow Ridge Nursing Home, and above all to Mrs. Carla Cummings for her inspired, compassionate care for our mother in her final months for which we are eternally grateful.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Flynn, Jeremy Vise, Shane White, Adam White, Tyler White and Randy Vise.