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WHITE Lucille J. White, 92, died peacefully Thursday, January 3, 2013, in hospice care in Macon Georgia, her children at her side. Lucy was born in Houston TX, on July 31, 1920. She graduated from Reagan High School in Houston. Lucy married Louis B. White on June 22, 1939. The family moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1965. Lucy embraced life with zest, and so many were touched by her enthusiasm and zany approach to life. During her lifetime, she was always on the go and involved in a wide variety of activities. She was a PTA mom, a Camp Fire Girl leader, enthusiastic chauffeur for her children, as they involved themselves in all manner of childhood activities, all which Lucy encouraged and supported. Lucy was an Avon Lady, a hospital volunteer, an Eastern Star member, a Red Hat Lady, and a civic auditorium usher. She enjoyed volunteering at various local fundraisers and events and supported the local symphony orchestra. Lucy was an avid reader and superb seamstress, enjoyed playing board games, loved dancing of all kinds as a child and adult, enjoyed crossword puzzles, loved swimming, and enjoyed train rides and watching. She was a superb pianist and played the organ at church for several years. She loved to sing and entertain others and was very diverse in her love of music. She played the washboard in a fun-based country style band. Lucy loved animals and was a Jacksonville Humane Society member. Lucy retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield and while there, using the Heimlich Maneuver, she saved a woman who was choking on her lunch. Lucy loved to travel. As an American Coaster Enthusiasts member, she traveled around the country riding roller coasters, of which she never tired; and, as one of the oldest members, was often interviewed by local media. Her lifetime travels included miscellaneous trips to 30+ states, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, Mexico, The Bahamas, England, The Florida Keys, and Canada. She and her husband experienced the thrill of Mardi Gras in their 20s. Disney World was one of her favorite places, and she never tired of visiting. She went dog sledding and white water rafting in her 70s and did a tandem skydive jump at the age of 78. Never hesitant, she always welcomed new adventures. Lucy s sharp wit and humor will be remembered by many. Lucy is preceded in death by parents Rudolph and Julia; her husband of 40 years, Lou; and brother Swede Johnson and sister Florence Achgill. She is survived by daughters Kathy Henderson (Barry) and Karen Cox (Bill), son David White (Karen), 2 grandsons Noah and Danny, 2 granddaughters Meredith and Sarah, 2 great grandchildren Emmet and Rigby; several nieces and nephews; and her cat, Pumpkin. Lucy didn t want a funeral and wished to be cremated, which was carried out by Hart s Mortuary And Crematory in Macon, Georgia. Please visit Legacy.Com to express condolences and share stories about Lucy. Memorial donations may be made to The Jacksonville Humane Society. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Medical Center Of Central Georgia Hospital and Pine Pointe Hospice, in Macon, Georgia, for their kind support and care during Lucy s final days. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Jan. 20, 2013
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