Francis White

Published 7:54 am Friday, June 4, 2021

Graveside services were held Sunday, May 30, 2021, at Progress Baptist Church for Mrs. Francis Joyce Price White, 80, who died Monday, May 29, 2021, at Jefferson Davis Community Extended Care Facility.  Rev. Kenneth Harrison officiated with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Francis White was born to the late Rich and Nancy Norwood Price. At an early age, she was baptized at Progress Baptist Church in Bassfield. She married the late Mitchell White after graduating from high school.  They resided in the Mt. Zion Community and were members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where they raised their children. After the death of her father, they moved back to Bassfield, where she resided until her death. In 1989, her husband was murdered and she was left to finish raising her younger sons by herself.

Mrs. White started her own Radio Ministry on the Prentiss Radio Station where she ministered and taught the word of God for more than 30 years.  She was one of Jefferson Davis County’s best seamstresses; making and altering clothes for the public from a very young age. Her legacy of sewing remains through her daughter, Jennifer in New York.

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She was preceded in death by Mary Smith, Berdina Mickell, Vivian Hall, Richard Jr. Price, Joe Price, Johnny Price, Jenny Price and Peggy Price.

She is survived by seven children, Penny White of Memphis, Tennessee, Michael White, Gary White, Errick White, Derrick White all of Bassfield; Jennifer Cole of Brooklyn, New York; Fredrick White of Prentiss; siblings, Emma Price and Herbert Price both of Prentiss; Luanna Price of Mobile, Alabama; Billy Price of Pascagoula; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.