Delia  White
Delia Mae White was reunited with her mother, husband and son on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
She was born March 2, 1928, in Trezevant, Tenn., as an only child to James "Dick" and Irene Hillsman Procter.
She attended Wingo Grade School, McKenzie High School and Lane College. She was baptized at the age of 11 and was a member of Wingo Baptist Church. After moving to Danville, she became a member of Second Baptist Church in 1961. She has held several positions at the church. Most recent positions were the Mother's Board and Missionary Board. Even with living in Champaign, she was blessed with a ride to church several Sundays a month.
She married Calvin Coolidge White in Chicago, who preceded her in death in May, 1958. She said she'd never marry again after him, and she didn't.
She was a very hard-working, say what she meant and meant what she said, wonderful mother and single parent! Delia's mother was a huge support system for her, helping in many ways so she could work and do what was needed to take care of the family.
After the passing of her husband, Delia moved her mother and three children to Danville, Ill., on August 6, 1960. She worked at General Electric/Valmont for 22 years. Several of those years she worked third shift while her children were young, so she could be available during the day while they were in school. She served as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader for several years.
Delia then went to day shift, and picked up another job working at H&R Block in the evenings. She happily did a lot of her family and friends taxes. Delia worked 20 years at H&R Block. After retiring from GE & leaving H&R Block, she still didn't sit back and rest. She decided to go work for Hardee's for another 14 years.
Delia was a huge supporter of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren's sports. She loved going to watch them play in whatever sport they were in. She also would support a lot of her cousins' activities. She truly loved all of her family.
Delia also was an avid bowler and walker. Between bowling, walking, working so much and by God's grace, that's how she lived such a full independent and active life.
Delia leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Latricia White, Champaign, Ill., Edna (Gregory) Reed, Bloomington, Ill.; stepdaughter, Hattie Helm, Louisville, Ky.; daughter-in-law, Rena White, Danville; 14 grandchildren, Maurice, Jason, Tywayn, Henry, Melvin, Calvin, Tyrell, Gregory, Anitra, Shanena, Angelique, Stacy, Shataia, Katia; 43 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Geneva Williams, Cincinnati, Ohio; and a "whole lot" of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Also special daughters, Kathy Caston and Sheree Luster, whom she loved so much. She made sure they were part of all the decisions that were made for her. They played a huge part in her life, and she was so grateful for all the time they spent with her and including her in family activities. She always said when cousin Othella Lillard and Aunt Mary Hillsman left her, she inherited 17 more children, and she loved each and every one of them.
She was preceded in death by her husband Calvin; her son, Calvin Jr.; two additional children; her mother, Irene; her father, James; two stepbrothers, Mitchell and Melvin; and 15 sisters- and brothers-in-law.
A Celebration of Delia's life will be Friday, December 6, at New Life Church of Faith, 1419 N. Bowman Ave., Danville. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. with the 91 years Celebration of Life following at noon. Officiating: Pastor Timothy Shaw. Interment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery. Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams, in charge of the arrangements.
We would like to send a special thank you to Accolade Nursing Home and Carle Hospice for their compassionate care of Delia for the past three months. Also, thank you to all of our family and friends who showed her so much love while going through these last few months. Thank you so very much.
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Juanita mason
Dec 05, 2019
It. Was so nice to share bible study's. She will be missed. Missionary Mason.
Laverne S. Anderson
Dec 05, 2019
I have known Ms. Delia for many years and she will be missed. I can remember her wise comments at our 1:00 pm Bible Study classes on Wednesdays at Love Corner. She lived a great life, always loved by her daughter Latricia and grandchildren. Totally missed.
Meri Beth
Dec 05, 2019
Ipray you are all blessed by her life and her love. I pray that you all stay binded like the strong unit she wanted you to be. L ok ve you all. Tia Ty Boo God bless yaw.
Joycelyn Gray
Dec 04, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family. Mrs. White was such a Beautiful Person, I have very fund memories of her growing up. Praying for God's Grace and Mercy to comfort this family during this time and many days/years again.

Love to all!
Joycelyn Flagg Gray
Patricia Walker
Dec 04, 2019
Sending my condolences to Latricia White and family. So sorry for your loss!
Jonte Rollins
Dec 04, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family. Praying for strength in this time of sorrow
Phyllis Smith
Dec 04, 2019
My condolences to you and your family. May your mother RIP. Love and Hugs Mrs.Phyllis Adkisson-Smith
Angela & Jerome Palmer
Dec 04, 2019
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the White/Reed family. Mrs. White was a beautiful woman with an infectious smile. It was evident how dedicated she was to her entire family and that she loved you all so much. We are honored to have been touched by her presence over the years. Praying for your family. Love, the Palmer family
Jennifer Brigham-Flakes
Dec 03, 2019
Sorry for your loss, praying for your family.