Murray J. "Johnny" White Jr.
1956 - 2020
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Murray J. ""Johnny"" White Jr., 64, passed away on May 20, 2020, at the home of Beverly Howard, surrounded by all his sisters. He was born on May 17, 1956, in Clinton, LA, to Bonnie and Murray White, Sr. A graveside service will be held at Bethel Cemetery in Liberty, MS, on Friday, May 22, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Glen Taylor of Temple Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA, officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Newman Funeral Home. We rejoice that Johnny has a new heavenly body free of pain and is now with his Savior, Jesus Christ. Johnny was a lifelong resident of Zachary, LA. He loved the Zachary Fire Department and Police Department. A special thank you to Trevor Hannum, you were a true friend. Johnny lived his life to the fullest regardless of his challenges. He loved fishing and hunting, which he did every chance he got. We want to recognize and thank all of Johnny's friends, neighbors, and fishing partners. He loved being around all of you, you were a shining light in his life. Johnny is survived by his sisters: Gayle Anderson of Zachary, Barbara and husband Michael Kendrick of Baton Rouge, Janet White of Walker, Judy and husband Gary Green of Central, Brenda Sellers of Cairo Georgia, and Beverly and husband Kenny Howard of St. Francisville; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother in laws, Charles Anderson and AJ Sellers. The family wishes to express our deep gratitude for the care Johnny received from the doctors and nurses of the Baton Rouge General Hospital, and a special thank you to Dr. Culotta, who made it possible for Johnny to spend his last days with his family. A very special thank you to Rachael Goff with Pinnacle Hospice of Baton Rouge, we could not have done this without you. In lieu of flowers, Johnny would love for you to contribute to your favorite charity.

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Published in The Advocate from May 20 to May 22, 2020.
Graveside service
11:00 AM
Bethel Cemetery
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May 22, 2020
johnny you will be missed by plenty. I remember all of your visit to the fire department, you were a joy to be around. Rest In Peace and may the lord revive you with open arms.
David Kling. Retired deputy fire chief. Zachary
May 22, 2020
Beverly Im so sorry to hear about Johnny. I would see him every now and then riding his bike. Prayers for you and your family. I havent seen you since our school days. Hope you are well. (Renée Foshee Shipp)
Renée Shipp
May 21, 2020
My heart broke upon hearing of Johnnys passing today. Im Leigh Carpenter, I do the Landscaping for the City of Zachary. I talked to Johnny everyday, gave him flowers to plant in his yard. The roses bushes in his front yard I gave him... He was so proud of them. Johnny was an absolute hoot and I loved him dearly. I missed our daily visits when hed come by where I was working. My prayers are with the family and Ill never forget him. ❤
Leigh Carpenter
May 21, 2020
We are so sad to hear this news.we know that he his happy now to be with his father and mother who he loved so much.
barry dwire
May 20, 2020
Johnny was my uncle and I was lucky enough to grow up living near him. As kids we spent plenty of time playing around the neighborhood and Johnny was usually close by hanging out and talking with me and my friends. I am lucky to have had him in my life to help teach me how to treat others.
Nicholas Sellers
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