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Lilly Mae (Walker) 'Junnie' White

April 7, 1952 ~ September 25, 2020 (age 68)

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  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith,

Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness

~ II Timothy 4:7


     Our beloved Lilly Mae White, was born in Bronx, New York on Monday, April 7, 1952.  'Junnie' as she was affectionately called by her family, was the middle child of three, born to the parentage of the late Clifford Herbert Walker and Lilly Mae (House) Walker.

     Being reared in the Bronx, Lilly was educated in the New York Public School System, where she earned her high school diploma.  She enjoyed her summer vacations to the south so much, she later relocated to Virginia, where she met and married the late John Raymond White, at an early age.  They were blessed with three beautiful daughters.  

     Lilly worked at Georgia Pacific and was known as the first hired female worker. As in life, her journey took her into another direction.  She decided to change careers and work for the Virginia Department of Corrections.  She worked many years as a Corrections Officer, before retiring in 2006, at the age of 53.  After which, her career transitioned to taking care of her adorable grandchildren.

     “When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll, Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.” On Friday, September 25, 2020; while at the home of her daughter, our dear loved one peacefully transitioned from this earthly tabernacle, to a building of God, a house not made with hand; eternal in the heavens.  In addition to her parents, Lilly was preceded in death by oldest sister, Barbara Walker.

     “Though the clouds may hang over, there will be a brighter day. In that land, they call heaven, God shall wipe all tears away.” We who remain, struck by the bitter pain of death, but satisfied with the promise made by God, that he would wipe all tears from our eyes:  three daughters, Johnnette White-Cleaton (Chadwick, Sr), Gennell White, and Joan White; nine grandchildren, Cha’Quel Cleaton, LaMonz-Romel Cleaton, Jonese White, Chadwick 'CJ' Cleaton, Jr., Mejora Bland, Janiyah White, Major Bland IV, Zamoni Bland and Raymond Bland; one great-granddaughter, Camani Mae McDow; one sister, Penny Edness (Milton); two nieces; one great-niece, and a host of loving relatives and friends.



Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mrs. White's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.  


The Management and Staff of Knox-High Mortuary, Inc. is privileged to provide

"Distinctive Services, With The Essence Of Excellence"

to the family of Mrs. Lilly Mae Walker White.

We ask that you join us in remembering the family in both thought and prayer. 

 "Diligent in Business; Fervent in Spirit." - Romans: 12:11

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lilly Mae (Walker) 'Junnie' White, please visit our floral store.


October 1, 2020

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

Private Service

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All viewing will be done on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 6 to 7 PM. Funeral Services are PRIVATE.
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