Phyllis Dianne White – 1959-2022

Phyllis Dianne White – 1959-2022

PHYLLIS DIANNE WHITE of Little Rock, Ark., 63, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Dec. 20, 2022. A longtime faithful member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 908 S. Cross Street, Little Rock, Ark. A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and a 44-year employee of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Brennan; sons, Philip (Amber) of Charlotte, N.C., Victor (Angelica) and Wilton; six grandchildren, Philip, Payton, Paislee, Jacob, Isabella, and Phyllis; father, Willie Young Jr. (Mena) of Atlanta, Ga.; second-father, Berry Anderson; mother-in-law, Rita C. White; siblings, Berrolyn (Warren) Harris of Arlington, Texas, and Barry (Tari) Anderson; brother-in-law, Brian White; sister-in-law, Denise White; nieces, Tamara Anderson of Arlington, Texas, Tanyelle (James) Hardman of Tulsa, Okla., Amiya Anderson, and Tamar Anderson; nephews, Terrance Davis of Arlington, Texas, and Charles (Nadia) Anderson of Chesapeake, Va.; along with a host of other relatives and devoted friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn Anderson; grandparents, Willie Young Sr., Bernice Young, Aaron Rowland, and Eva Rowland; and niece, Torrie Anderson.

Family Hour: Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, 6-8 p.m., at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St., Little Rock, Ark. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated will host an Omega Omega tribute at 6-7 p.m., followed by the Family Hour at 7-8 p.m. A celebration of her life will be Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church, 901 Calhoun Street, Little Rock, Ark.

6 thoughts on “Phyllis Dianne White – 1959-2022”

  • I am the first cousin of Phyllis (daughter of Aunt Lou) and want to extend my condolences to my family. I recall the times in growing up that the children of Irma Brown (Big Mama) made sure their children spent time with one another. We built a bond. So although I had not seen my cousin for a while, neither spoke with her on the regular, I still feel connected to you all because of our bond. Love you family and we’re praying for God’s comfort and healing power during this time. Be blessed knowing that the legacy of Sister White lives on in those who walk around with her blood in them. God is so good!

  • Mrs. White was a wonderful mother and wife and it’s evident by her husband and sons. Whenever I saw her, she had a hug and a smile for me and I will always remember her for that. She’s truly going to be missed.

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