Earlene Whitehead age 97, a Gary resident for 76 years and formerly of Canton, Mississippi. Earlene passed away Monday August 27, 2018 at Symphony of Dyer. She was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband Aaron Whitehead and son Eugene Whitehead. Earlene is survived by two daughters Ruby Perry & Deborah Crudup of Dallas, TX; three sons James, Larry and Donald Whitehead of Gary, In; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandson and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation Saturday September 8, 2018 from 9:00a.m. -11:00a.m. with funeral services at 11:00a.m. All services at Morning Star Baptist Church 2025 Kentucky Street. Pastor Hollis Manna officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.