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Viola Delores White

December 8, 1934 ~ February 13, 2019 (age 84)

A homegoing celebration for Mrs. Viola Delores White of Tampa, Florida who passed away on Wednesday February 13, 2019 will be held Tuesday February 19th, 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Tabor M.B. Church, 2606 W. Grace St., Pastor T. D. Leonard, officiating. The interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Viola Delores White was born

December 8, 1934 in Cottondale, Florida. She attended Mt. Tabor M.B. Church. She loved to travel, especially going on cruises. She also loved studying the bible attending and graduated from Bible College. She loved serving the community, she was known for her “Clothing and Shoe Closet” at her church. She was also a caregiver to many family members always extending her helping hands. She was preceded in death by her husband, Abraham White; parents, Joe and Viola Long; sisters and brothers, JD Long, Martha Peeples, Mary Clemons, Elma Long, Joe Long, Jr., Ida Lee Hester and Eddie Long. She leaves to cherish her precious memories with her children, Charles Long (Felecia Gilmore Long) and Brenda Cogdell (Matthew Cogdell); grandchildren, Bilan Walker, Rhonda Cogdell, Ben Cogdell and Matthew S. Cogdell; great-grandchildren, Janii Bowe, Xen Cogdell and Issa Cogdell; devoted sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Lester, Mathye McCloud and Carrie Howard; nieces, Olivia Harrison, Roslin Clemons, Diane Long, Ethel Catlin, Sharon Anderson, Karen Long, Sheila Johnson, Sophia Garmon, Michelle Seabrooks and Sharon McClendon; nephews, Ralph Goff, Keith Howard, Kenneth Howard, Bernardo Richardson, Michael McCloud, Bill White and Karl White. Also her dear friends, Camilla Doughrity, Clara Walker and the caregivers and staff at Palm Garden. The visitation will be held at Mt. Tabor M.B. Church on Monday, February 18th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Tuesday for the service.

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