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Sister Thelma Juanita White, daughter of the late George and Eula Bellamy Sr., was born Sept. 6, 1927, in Kokomo, Indiana.
She attended Kokomo area schools, including Douglas and Kokomo High School. Juanita began working at General Motors and later worked at LaMode and retired from Roger Briney's Jewelry Store. Juanita was a Sunday school teacher, superintendent of Sunday school, junior church, vacation Bible school, prayer band, Bible study, evangelism team, Junior Women Missionary, Ruth Circle Senior Missionary Circle, Widow to Widow Ministry, chairman of Pastoral Selection Committee, Foreign Mission in Haiti, Northeastern District Missionary Society, Indiana State Missionary Baptist Missionary Society. Outside of church, Juanita led Bible study in her home.
In the afternoon of Nov. 24, 2017, Juanita was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence White; and brothers, Frank (Inez) Bellamy, Fred Bellamy, Theopolis Bellamy, George (Deloris) Bellamy II, Melvin Bellamy; and sisters, Ollie B. Grady, Eva Ruth Wilson, Millie E. Bellamy, Betty Lou, Mozella and Mary Bellamy; and niece, Bridgett Wilson.
Juanita leaves with cherished memories, her daughter, Yolanda (Keith) Hayes; grandchildren, Keha Mason, Courtney (Calvin) Greenway, Heather Hayes and Kristin Hayes; 20 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Arthur Wilson; and sisters-in-law, Carolyn and Ran Bellamy; special nieces, Margaret Barnett, Jackie Cole, Cynthia Johnson and Sandra Smith; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins and friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Second Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Robert Lee the eulogist. Calling will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Crown Point Cemetery.
Published on November 30, 2017
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