Jean Etta Barnes White

Jean Etta Barnes White

Jean Etta Barnes White

February 22, 2019

Date of Service: February 28, 2019

Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace


Jean Etta Barnes White, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA, went home to Heaven on Friday, February 22, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father, Edgar Barnes; her mother, Jeanette Kyte Barnes; and a brother, Robert Barnes, all of Elizabethton.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Harry “Bud” White, of Lawrenceville, GA; a daughter, Sandi White, of Dacula, GA; a son, Richard E. White and wife Margene, of Dacula, GA; two grandchildren, Gina M. White, of Augusta, GA and Daniel R. White, of Statesboro, GA; and two nephews, James E. Barnes and wife Tammy, of Elizabethton, and Robert A. Barnes and wife Betty, of Hampton.

Jean was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She grew up in the area around Horseshoe Dam and on Powder Branch, and was a proud graduate of Milligan College. She had a passion for music, and sang in the choirs of First Christian Church of Elizabethton and Mt. Carmel Christian Church in Atlanta. She was employed at Eastman Chemical Company and later at the Emory University Clinic, from which she retired after 18 years of dedicated service. During her retirement years, she worked to achieve her goal of authoring a book, and published “I Don’t Wanna Grow Old” in 2010.

A service to honor and celebrate the life of Jean Barnes White will be conducted at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Dr. Richard White providing the eulogy. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Wednesday.

The committal and entombment service for Jean Barnes White will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 AM on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to Hamilton Mill Christian Church, 3809 Sardis Church Road, Buford, GA 30519.

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Jean Barnes White and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, office 423-542-2232, service line information 423-543-4917.


Happy Valley Memorial Park