White Funeral Home Obituaries
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market St. In addition to Baytown’s Memorial Day service, Sterling White Funeral Home and Cemetery also have a ceremony and community picnic at 10 a.m. Monday. Guest speaker Sgt. Chad Meadows will say a few words at the ceremony along with Pastor Jerry Hovater of Little Country Church. “We have a great program to honor those that have made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Jeff Moore, managing partner of Sterling White. “It’s something that has been going on for about over 20 years. We also have the avenue of flags (about 190 full sixed flags placed along the avenue on the south side), which is absolutely beautiful.” For information call 281-426-3555...Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Linda; furry friend, Bebe; and a host of extended relatives and friends.A visitation for family and friends was on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m .at Sterling White Funeral Home in Highlands.Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 16 at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Highlands. Interment was in Sterling-White Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Sterling-White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Road, Highlands. To share memories and offer condolences, please visit www.sterlingwhite.com.Monday, June 19, 2017
T. Abrams, Jr., and Rev. George Leagans officiating. Burial will follow in Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.The family is at the home and will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Parker-White Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Ware Shoals First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 542, Ware Shoals, SC 29692; or to the Ware Shoals Youth Center, PO Box 212, Ware Shoals, SC 29692. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com...Tuesday, April 18, 2017
From Cody-White Funer...Monday, April 03, 2017
I thought that this could be a really interesting way of bringing it to the forefront.”The film harkens back to a time when blacks were refused service at white funeral homes and subsequently had to find ways to honor their dead. In the film, Owens demonstrates the historical traditions among African-American undertakers, who took pride in caring for their own.“What I love about what I do is having the ability to watch the people speak about my service for them,” Owens said. “It’s their joy and excitement at a time when it should be just the opposite.“When your grandmother or your mother has been stricken with cancer and winds up being 60 pounds and unrecognizable, how nice it is to walk in the funeral home and see her back at 250 pounds and looking glamorous and fabulous?”While restoring complimentary features to emaciated cases is among the handiwork Owens performs for the dead, he is also described in the film as a superb caretaker for the living.“For the 10,000 funerals that I have conducted, I have 10,000 families that pretty much love me and ... will always cherish in their hearts the feelings that I gave to them at the time that was most difficult for them,” Owens said. “When you come to me, I’m gonna take care of you and fix your broken heart. I don’t know how it happens, but I just kind of know the things to do.”Turner said Owens sees his job as serving the living and the dead.“I think that’s what makes him so exceptional,” she said. “He’s a really warm person who’s great with people.”It’s a family business, where Owens is joined by his wife, Lillie, and two of their six children, Isaiah Christopher and Shaniqua.“Lillie has allowed me to become who I am. She never second guesses me,” Owens said. “I spend an awful lot of time working in the business, and she never hounds me and actually works right with me. She’s probably my greatest asset.”Another daughter, Lauren, has just applied to mortuary school.“She’ll do good, and, hopefully, they’ll be able to keep this business around,” Isaiah Owens said of his children and the funeral home he began in 1970, after moving to New York in 1968 to train as a mortician when he was 17.Turner finished filming the hour-long documentary in 2012 after almost four years. Part of the film was shot in Branchville, where Owens’ 96-year-old mother, Willie Mae, still works two days a week at the funeral home. Get tips on free stuff and fun ideas delivered weekly to your inbox “It’s so special for me to still have her. I feel extremely blessed,” Owens said. “I’ve seen so many people in my career who lost their mother at a young age. To see her still getting to work and transferring the calls back to New York is just a blessing from the Lord.”Turner said “Homegoings” helped her develop her own voice while giving one to family members who lost loved ones in the film.div class="subscriber-only" readabil...