Mignonne Yancey White

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Mignonne Yancey White, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend died Sunday, July 13, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born on September 23, 1934 in Brookhaven, Mississippi and reared in Jonesville, Louisiana, her family's hometown. She came to LSU after graduating from Block High School. During her 3 ½ years at LSU, she became a member of Chi Omega Sorority, was voted Darling of LSU in 1954, Sweetheart of Sigma Chi and Sponsor of ROTC. She graduated with a B.S. in Education. She briefly taught school at Baker & Istrouma High Schools until married. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Grace Applewhite Yancey and Fred Swayze Yancey; brothers, Fred Yancey, Jr., Earl Yancey and Kenneth Yancey; a sister, Miriam "Twitter" Yancey Byars; and a son Yancey Woodside White. She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, John Sidney White, Jr.; son John Sidney White III and wife Allison; daughter Mignonne White Gutierrez and husband Bart; grandchildren James Dylan White, Grace Yancey Gutierrez and Elise Mignonne Gutierrez and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was a member of the Junior League of Baton Rouge, Harlequins, Potpourri Study Club, 1956 Supper Club and Nick Kalivoda's Bible Class. She was a "reading friend" at Highland Elementary School. She loved reading, Mahjongg, Jazzercise, dancing and traveling. Visiting will be held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government Street from 9:00 to 11:00 AM on Saturday, 7/19/14 with Memorial Service at 11:00 AM. There will be a private family burial. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a .
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 14 to July 18, 2014
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