Ms. Malinda S. Burton White

Published 4:17 pm Wednesday, May 22, 2019

LANETT — Ms. Malinda S. Burton White, a resident of Lanett, died Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika.  Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, May 24, 2019, at 1 p.m. from Pilgrim Baptist Church in Lanett, with the Rev. Dr. Frederick James, pastor, and Rev. Joanne Finley, pastor of Mitchell Springs United Methodist Church in Lanett, officiating.  Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Lanett. Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley is directing.

Public viewing is scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Davis Memorial Mortuary Chapel.

Malinda graduated from Lanett High School in the Class of 1981.  She later graduated from West Georgia Technical School in LaGrange in cosmetology, which prepared her and her sister Janice to assume ownership and operation of Potts Beauty Shop #2 in Lanett. She was a faithful member of Mitchell Springs United Methodist Church of Lanett and was serving as the church treasurer at the time of her death.

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She leaves to cherish her memories three children, Jajie White, Israel White, Joshua White, and their father, Darryl White; a very special sister, Janice Burton; siblings Doretha Heard, Henry T. Burton and Betty Boyd; aunts Hannah Boyd and Louisiana Potts; special nieces Vivian Ward, Valerie Burton and Vicki Mark; sisters and brothers in love, Arthur Perry, Reginald Wright, Marcelleus Potts, Arthur (Desiree) Potts, Gloria Wright, Brenda Potts, Gary (Brenda) Wright, Zonnie Henderson, Frank (Shirley) Wright and Charlene Patton; special cousins Shannon Boyd, JoQuell Boyd, Shalanda Wright, Mary Reese, Varis Evans and Kamla Sandiford; god­daughter Emilee Young; supporting friend Sammie L. Benton Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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