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Marlee Nathanial White

Marlee Nathanial White, 80, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

Marlee was a one-of-a-kind person with a genuine, loving, caring personality. He never met a stranger and loved to joke with others, always looking forward to pulling a prank on anyone. Marlee had a big heart and was very accepting of others. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and whenever they came over, they would ask for his famous Pawpaw’s oatmeal. In his later years, Marlee enjoyed tending to his rose bushes, blackberry bushes, and watching his hummingbird feeders. In his younger years, he raised beagles, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. Marlee was ordained as a Deacon in 1988 as well as a Mason at Rosepine Masonic Lodge #270 F&AM. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of sixty years, Bonita White of DeRidder, LA; son, Marvin White and Sheila of Westlake, LA; daughter, Tanya Smith and David of Amarillo, TX; sister, Arlene Page of DeRidder, LA; grandchildren, Holli and Jeremy Jones, Trent and Felicia Hickman, Kaitlyn and Justin Gray, Shelby and Tim Knoblauch, Nicole Jarrell, Brooke and Adam Ferryman, Alison and Kalynn Smart, Julie and Brandon Feagan; fourteen great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilburn and Lorene White; brothers, Wilburn E. White, John D. White, Kermit White, Murel White.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 from 4:00 PM until the time of the memorial service at 6:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA.  Brother Johnny Johnson will officiate the service.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Jonathon Sossaman for the kindness and care given to Marlee.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in honor of Marlee to St. Jude Children's Hospital at

Marlee Nathanial White
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