April Joy-White-Obituary

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April Joy White

McArthur, Ohio

Apr 30, 1966 – Jul 29, 2020 (Age 54)


April 30, 1966
July 29, 2020
McArthur, Ohio


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Garrett-Cardaras Funeral Home Obituary

April Joy White, 54 of McArthur, passed peacefully from this life July 29, 2020 after a gradual decline in health.  She was born April 30, 1966 in Wayne County, Ohio, daughter of the late Charles Clayton and Josephine Wilson White.

Joy earned a Bachelor of Religious Education in 1989 and taught Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade in North Carolina for approximately 3 years.  She was a Child Development Associate at Head Start in Columbus, OH until 2002.  She then moved to Athens, and subsequently Chillicothe, OH where she worked as a Senior Financial Analyst with the State of Ohio for 18 years.  Joy enjoyed gardening, game nights with family & friends, writing poems & songs, motorcycle riding for several years and organizing fund-raisers so her nieces and nephews could attend private school.  She was sponsor of a high school mission class in NC and continued to support missions via Freedom International Missions in the Dominican Republic each month.

April Joy is survived by siblings, Charles R. White of Allensville, Linda K. White of Albany, Bonny J. Durr of Columbus, Marilyn S. Downing of Lexington, NC, Daniel C. White of McArthur, Rebecca J. White of Creola, Mark A. White of Creola; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Jimmy White, Lyndell Durr, Daniel Downing, Mary G. White, William Castle, Mary V. White and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in the Garrett-Cardaras Funeral Home, 201 W. High St., McArthur, with Rev. Lyndell Durr Sr. officiating.  Interment will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Vinton County.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Please sign her online guestbook at www.cardaras.com

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Oh sweet friend how i will miss you! So glad you are home with Jesus but I will miss all of our conversations and game nights!! Thanks for sharing your sense of humor with my kiddos and teaching Lauren all about Elvis!! We will treasure your memories!

So sorry for your loss! Joy will truly be missed! Oh the memories I have of her! I'll treasure everyone!
So glad she is home, no more pain! Sending love and prayers to you all!

So sorry to hear of Joy's passing. The family has my deepest sympathy. She was such a sweet lady!

So sorry for your loss. Joy was a great friend & will be greatly missed. No more suffering though. Lots of love & prayers to all family and friends.

We certainly counted Joy as a dear friend! She was so kind, loving, caring and just fun to be around! We were so sorry to hear of her passing! Love and prayers for the family. Jerry and Becky

Joy was a special friend. All the fun times we had together were amazing. Game nights were an adventure. Her sense of humor kept all of us in stitches and she will be dearly missed. May you fly high and have peace again. You deserve it. You were truly loved by us. I am sure you are once again in arms of your parents (and certainly getting a hug from Elvis) Thank you, thank you very much... for being a part of our lives. Prayers to all your family. May you find comfort in your...

I never new you but I know you were a brilliant lady. May you rest in peace. Thinking of all your family and friends at this very sad time. You will never be forgotten for all the fantastic work you have done and this group will always remember you. I for one thank you so much for starting the group your knowledge of Elvis was amazing xx