Marion Overton White
1935 - 2019
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Opelousas attorney, civil rights activist, and human rights advocate, Marion Overton White passed away on the morning of July 5, 2019. Born April 16, 1935, he graduated from Southern University and Southern Law School. He served as Louisiana NAACP president and was appointed to the US Civil Rights Commission. Attorney White handled desegregation cases throughout the state and represented teachers, workers, and immigrants in need of help. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Doris Morein White, and his four children, John Valery White, Lia White-Allen, Ahmed White, and Ismail K. White. Preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, and five brothers, he leaves to mourn nine grandchildren, and four sisters. Viewing will be Friday, July 12, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm at which time a funeral ceremony will begin. All services will be held at Mohorn Missionary Baptist Church, 219 Cosey Road, Opelousas, in the Plaisance community. Owens Thomas Funeral Home in Eunice is handling arrangements (www.owens-thomasfuneralhome.com).

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Published in The Acadiana Advocate from Jul. 9 to Jul. 13, 2019.
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July 12, 2019
Our deepest condolences to you and the family.
Donna Joubert
July 12, 2019
Cuz, thanks for the Legacy you leave behind. R.I.P.
Rev Frank Rideau Jr
July 12, 2019
Overton was a man of justice. He was a man of courage. He was a man of great achievements. He leaves a family with all those strengths and values. Overton and Doris have been my mentors since before their marriage and the birth of their remarkable children, since the mid 1960's and the civil rights and anti-poverty movements. They have blessed my life and that of our country. Lorna Bourg, President, CEO, Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc.
Lorna Bourg
July 11, 2019
Joe Seals Nuermberg Germany
July 10, 2019
Brenda Green
July 10, 2019
Brenda Green
July 10, 2019
PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY. MARION IS RELATED ON BOTH SIDES OF MY FAMILY.HE IS A GODCHILD TO MY BELATED GRANDMA DALL.. RIP MARION.
Brenda Green
July 10, 2019
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Neil Morein
July 10, 2019
Marion was my partner in the crusade for civil rights justice! He was a great advocate and friend. He will be missed. Please know that I and my colleagues at the U.S. Department of Justice, will keep your family in our prayers.
Lisa Taylor
Lisa Taylor
July 10, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the White family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Joe and Amy Jackson
July 10, 2019
We wish to express our deepest sympathies to the White family during this time of bereavement. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and give you His peace.
Russell and Artherine White
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