Mr. Waldo Emmerson White

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Funeral services for Mr. Waldo Emmerson White of Americus, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church on Cotton Avenue in Americus, Georgia with Bishop Melvin McCluster officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

Like the rushing waters that calm the soul and the sound gives music to the ear, so was the life of Waldo Emmerson White. Waldo was born in Alabama to the late Alberta Johnson White on July 18, 1942. One brother, Johnny Lee White preceded him in death.  Waldo was a 1960 graduate of Sumter High School. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1960 and was honorably discharged in 1968.  During his tenure in the Air Force he received many award, ribbons, and medals, which included Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and National Defense Service Medal. Mr. White was employed with BF Goodrich for a number of years and he retired from IMC after 20 years of service.  He was a faithful member of The Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Americus, GA., and also the American Legion Post 558.

Fond memories will live on in the lives of his family, which include his devoted companion of 40 years, Mary Belle Lucas; one son, Mr. Robert Lucas Jr. (Darlene) of Los Angeles, CA; one daughter, Ms. Latoya Michelle Lucas (Earl) of Athens, GA; a grandson raised as his own, Mr. Dominique D’Anthony Muff, Americus, GA; a devoted grandson Mr. Divennci Deron Lucas, Stanford, CA., Mr. Julian Andre’ Willis and Mr. Lucasi Lucas of Los Angeles, five granddaughters: Ms. Porscha Tyson, Americus, GA, Ms Mone’ Patrice Ross, Atlanta, GA, Ms. Laquita Jackson, Americus, GA, and Destiny Lucas, Harmony Lucas of Maryland; thirteen great grandchildren, three devoted:  Niheuyen Champion, Ka’phario Champion and Dominique McKinley Muff all of Americus, GA; one sister-in-Law, Mrs. Elainae Goggins (Larry), Americus, GA; five brothers-in-law; Mr. Forrest Hill, Mr. Horace Hill, Mr. Bobby Hightower, Mr. Elbert Hightower and Mr. Kenneth Hightower all of Americus GA; devoted cousins: Dr. Waldo Johnson, Jr. Chicago, IL, Mr. James Westbrooks, Ft. Washington MD, Mrs. Linda Carson (Tony) Americus, GA, Ms. Lulu Griffin, Rochester NY, Ms, Jeraldine Turner, Ms. Earline Turner of Birmingham, AL, and Ms. Shirley Ellis of Birmingham, AL; devoted friends: Mr. Robert Coley (Gwen), Mr. John Roach, Mrs. Velma Coley, Mr. Henry Joe Lewis, Mr. Cecil Horne, Mr. Floyd Tullis, Mr. Bobby Fuse and Ms. Berda Hicks all of Americus, GA; other relatives and friends also survive.

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Sara Clemons United States
12/31/2016 12:14:01 AM #

To the White Family,
     My deepest condolences in the loss of your dear loved one(Waldo).As the ups and downs of grief come over you,please know that our Heavenly Father,Jehovah feels your pain and knows what you are going through.May you find comfort in God's word the Bible at (1Corinthians 15:26,Revelation 21:3-4 and Isaiah 41:10)At (Isaiah 25:8) God promises to swallow up death forever ....What a comfort to know that Jehovah will soon put an end to all suffering!
     May God wrap his loving arms around each of you and give each of you the comfort you need.


Ramona Barney-Ellison United States
12/31/2016 6:30:50 AM #

Life is such a precious gift from our God Jehovah (Psalms 83:18) and when that life is lost it brings such great sorrow. The Bible promises at  Acts 24:14  "...there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteousness ." The Bible assures use that our love ones will live again when God allows Jesus to call them back to life to live on a paradise earth. Psalms 37:11 says "the meek will possess the earth and they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace." The Bible guarantees a bright future for obedient mankind. Please put your hope in Gods promises.


Robert & Gwen Coley United States
1/1/2017 1:49:21 PM #

Our prayers are with you,Waldo was so special to us we have lost someone that was very dear to us also.We will truly miss him especially on sundays taking him home after services.We pray that God help us all through this tough time.


DeLois Wilson United States
1/2/2017 10:14:38 AM #

Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your dear loved one.  When a loved one passes it is never easy, but our Heavenly Father, Jehovah is there to comfort us.  At 1 Peter 5:7 it says to throw all your anxiety on God because he cares for you. And Isaiah 25:8,9 says "He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces...."  For additional comforting scriptures, you can visit the website: and in the Search bar you can just type in something like, death of a loved one, and you can find more information on how you can cope with losing a loved one.  With sincere sympathy.


O Castleberry United States
1/4/2017 9:55:28 AM #

I extend my condolences to you all for the loss of your dear loved one. May Jehovah(Psalms 83:18) the God of tender mercies and comfort provide you all endurance and hope in seeing your loved one again. 2 Corinthians 1:3, John 5:28,29


Frances King United States
1/9/2017 8:20:26 AM #

May Jenovah bless you and your family. John 5:28&29


Frances king United States
1/9/2017 2:58:39 PM #

I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible assures us "Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he save."Psalms34:18 So may your family take comfort in our God who cares for us. With heartfelt sympathy. Isaiah 25:8


The Coley Family United States
8/11/2019 5:25:02 AM #

Waldo was always an adopted member of our family. He and Rudolph were closer than brothers forever and they both will be missed. We still laugh when we think about them both. May the family stay strong and continue praying to endure the difficult days ahead.


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