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Thomas White Jr.

April 13, 1948 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Thomas White Jr. Obituary

Thomas White Jr. “aka” Big White  (Gentle Giant) passed away Thursday, January 18, 2024 at Provena Saint Joesph Hospital. Thomas was born April 13, 1948 in Chase, Louisiana. He was one of 15 Children, born to the union of Harriet Rogers and Thomas White Sr. He confessed to God at an early age. Thomas attended Lockport public schools where he played football in high school. Thomas followed his father and mother in singing Gospel. He was a member of The Gospel Chariots of Joliet, Illinois. He sang and managed The Bells of Faith of Flint Michigan. Thomas was employed at Stateville Correctional Facility. Thomas moved to Flint, Michigan in 1972 and joined General Motors where he retired after 30 years and moved to Monroe, Louisiana where he resided.

He is preceded in death by his loving parents; Thomas and Harriet White, his wife of over 30 years, Hilda White; brothers, Douglas White Sr and Lindsey J White.

He leaves to cherish; seven brothers Michael (Kim) Alabama, Tony (Janeen) Texas, William, Willie (Ora), Sam (Doris), Donnell and Riley White Sr. (Annette); six sisters, Betty (Nate-deceased), Lou (Johnnie-decreased) Pearson, Shirley (Arthur) Weems, Marilyn (Lonnell-deceased) Thurmond, Dorothy (Charles) Jackson, and Tonya White both of Louisiana. Thomas had no biological children but had the honor of raising Kenny, Granville, Jerry, Terry, Carmen, Michael (deceased) Janeen, Tracy, Garland, Shaqil, Tommy; goddaughters, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 31, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Christ Temple Church of The Apostolic Faith
212 Richards Street
Joliet, Illinois 60433

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 31, 2024

7:00 PM
Christ Temple Church of The Apostolic Faith
212 Richards Street
Joliet, Illinois 60433

Interment
Thursday
February 1, 2024

10:00 AM
Elmhurst Cemetery
1212 E. Washington Street
Joliet, IL 60433

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