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Minnie L. White

February 25, 1930 ~ December 28, 2021 (age 91)

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Minnie L. White, 91, of Coatesville, PA passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at her residence.

Born in Shady Grove, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late John Rubin Lovelace and Callie Agee Lovelace. She was the wife of the late Lester G. White with whom she shared many years of marriage until his passing in 2016.

When Minnie was 14 years old, she worked as an apprentice for a florist. She had a gift for cultivating soil in the earth and in bringing plants back to life. She could do things with flower arrangements that were amazing. Minnie worked at Anne’s Flower Shoppe in Coatesville for many years.

Minnie enjoyed planting flowers and growing vegetables in her garden. She was the best cook ever. She did not use recipes, but gracefully put together food for her family with love. When the grandchildren ate her cooking, they could taste the love.

Minnie had been a member of the Second Baptist Worship Center in Coatesville for over 50 years. She served on the missionary board and sang on the Sanctuary choir before her health began to fail.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Jenkins Scott; grandchildren, Frank Washington, Tamira Brown; great-grandchildren, Caprix Washington, Leon Moon, Amira Coleman, Jurius Coleman, Giovanni Coleman; great-great-grandson, Liam Moon, good friend, Mae Brown and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Louis Nearo; one stepson, Larry White; brothers, Rubin John Lovelace, Marshall Lovelace; sister, Ella Lovelace Turner; and great-grandson, Derique Washington.

Though she is gone she will not be forgotten. We will cherish her memory in our hearts.

A walk-thru public viewing will be held from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, on Friday, January 7, 2022, at Second Baptist Worship Center, 857 Lumber Street, Coatesville, Pennsylvania 19320. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the funeral service will be held with limited seating for only the immediate family. 

The service can be viewed LIVE on Zoom. Click here on Friday, Jan. 7th beginning at 5:45 PM to WATCH THE SERVICE LIVE on Zoom.‚Äč

Zoom Meeting ID: 823 1381 9427
Passcode: wright

Family and friends may share condolences at the guestbook link on this memorial page. All are welcome to light a candle or share a picture in her remembrance.

Interment will be in New Evergreen Cemetery in the Hayti section of Coatesville.

Flowers may be sent to the church on the day of the service. The flower theme is every kind of flower, all colors, and all types, in her honor.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Minnie L. White, please visit our floral store.


Walk-Through Viewing
January 7, 2022

4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Second Baptist Worship Center
857 Lumber St
Coatesville, PA 19320

Funeral with Limited Seating
January 7, 2022

6:00 PM
Second Baptist Worship Center
857 Lumber St
Coatesville, PA 19320

Video is available for this event

Interment Following Funeral Service

New Evergreen Cemetery
204 Cemetery Road
Coatesville, PA 19320

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