by Martha Sparks
LENORE, W.Va. — Sheila Ann Browning White, 44 of Marrowbone Creek, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly Monday, September 3, 2012, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington. She was born October 5, 1967, in Logan.
Sheila was the beloved wife and best friend of Phillip Adam White of 29 years; the loving mother of Sheena (Ben) Barnette of Holden, Joshua (Erica) White of Marrowbone Creek and Amber White of the home, and the adoring grandmother of Heidi Rose Barnette, Mollie June Barnette, Hunter Adam White and Austin Lee White.
Shelia was the youngest daughter of Wayne Browning of Laurel Creek and the late Opal June Deskins Browning. She was the sister of Michael Browning of Dingess, Gertie (Noah) White of Marrowbone Creek, Brenda (Richard) Lackey, Della (Tracey) Lackey and the late Drema White, all of Laurel Creek, Linda (Dennis) Dillow of Dingess and Candy (David) Henderson of Huron, Ohio. Shelia was the daughter-in-law of Noah and Edith Faye White of Marrowbone Creek; the sister-in-law of William (Shirley) White, Betty (Donald) Chafin, Mary (Monty) Messer, the late Lula (Clinton) Sturgell, Janie (John) Canterbury and Theresa Dillon.
She was the special aunt and second mother of Kristy (Justin) Spradlin of Blaine, Ky., Michael (April) White of Marrowbone, Wesley (Jessica) White of Marrowbone Creek, Samantha (Matthew) Wilson of Dingess, Amanda (Johnny) Stepp, Cody Henderson and Caleb Henderson, all of Ohio, Stacey (Donald) Smith of Chapmanville, Reanna (Travis) Muncy, Tracey Lackey Jr., Whitney (Bobby) Preece and Kayla Browning, all of Laurel Creek, Nathan (Brittany) May of Dingess, and Tiffany Lackey of Below, and the great aunt of Tyler and Bailey Spradlin, Camryn, Ethan and Lauryn White, Corey Wilson, Luke and Lilly Stepp, Keith Smith, Kaylee Preece, Lexie Lackey, Michael and James Bell.
Sheila was a devoted member of the Freedom United Baptist in Laurel Creek, formerly of Breeden. She belonged to church for 21 years.
She loved to spend all the time she could with her grandbabies, they were her joy in life. She liked to quilt and make crafts for family.
She left us way too soon and will be sadly missed by family and friends who loved her dearly.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 6, at the Freedom United Baptist Church at Laurel Creek with ministers Eddie Hatfield, Matthew Wilson and Alton Hannah officiating. Burial will follow at the Browning White Cemetery at Marrowbone Creek.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the church.
Pallbearers will be Nathan May, Justin Spradlin, Israel Chafin, Ransom Chafin and other nephews.
Honorary pallbearers are Michael White, Wesley White and Sammy White Jr.
Freeman Funeral Home of Chapmanville is in charge of the arrangements.
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