Mrs. Mary L. (White) Catchings, 79, born February 16, 1941, in Hazlehurst, MS to J.D. and Mary (Nell) White passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Mrs. Mary as she was affectionately known is the oldest of eight siblings. Her brothers, Jimmy White, John E. White and Paul M. White all preceded her in death.
She leaves behind her sisters, Earlene Samuel of AL, Lynell (Howard) Drakeford of AL, Joanne White of MS, Bernice White and Glenn (William) Alderson of GA; two daughters, Brenda Catchings and Tomitta Catchings; a son, Bruce Catchings; eight grandchildren, Marques, Briawna, Justine, Skylar, Juwan, Shawn, Terry and Tomarya; great-grandchildren, Sema’J, Sa’mya, Malaigha, Desire and Xander; her aunties, Pearl Armstrong, Rochelle Jeffery, and Secenella Nelson; an uncle, James Parker Gilmore all of MS; and her sister-in-love, Jeanette White.
Mrs. Mary was the “mother” of the neighborhood, being the babysitter for most children who resided in Kingsford Heights. She will be dearly missed by all. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kingsford Heights.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2020 at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana. A Celebration of Life will follow at 7 p.m. Cremation has taken place.
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