Patricia A. (Gardner) White
Patricia A. (Gardner) White, age 88, of Fort Gratiot went to be with our Lord and Savior on June 26, 2014 after a long illness. She was born March 17, 1926 in Port Huron to Jerry and Lillian Gardner, and was a lifelong area resident. She was active at Faith Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir and was in the Fidelis Guild. Patricia enjoyed singing, gardening, bowling and playing golf.
She is survived by 7 children, Jerry (Shirley) Emerick, Diana (Clifford) Thornton, Terry (Darlene) Weir, John Emerick, Gloria (Dwaine) Emerick - Darnell, Bud (Christine) White, and Charles (Mary) White, 25 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; she is also survived by 3 sisters; Phyllis, Joetta, and Carol, 2 brothers; Robert and Ralph, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
A funeral service will take place at 11 AM Tuesday in Faith Lutheran Church with Pastors Gerhardt Doroh and Timothy Eichberger officiating. A graveside committal service will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brad Benner, Shane and Cory Wargo, Cameron and Connor White, Jerry Emerick II, and John Paul Hubert. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-8 PM and Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Smith Family Funeral Home - North, 1525 Hancock Street. There will also be visitation at church on Tuesday beginning at 10 AM. Memorials may be made to the Blue Water Area Humane Society. www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.com