Heaven no longer waits for Delores “Lori” White. On October 02, 1937, Lori was born to the late James Franklin Law and Evelyn Miller law of Beaver Falls, PA. She shared her heart’s desires with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who agreed and called her home. She passed peacefully after her daring battle with lung and heart disease at Concordia-Villa St. Joseph Hospital at the age of 84 on Sunday, October 31, 2021.
Lori was a lifelong resident of Beaver Falls, PA. It was there where she met her husband of 56 years, Richard White. They raised five daughters, and as Mimi and Papa, loved their grandchildren dearly. Lori was a proud graduate of Beaver Falls Class of 1955. She was known by many in Beaver County as “the lady who works at Rochester Kmart – she’s so nice.” Lori was an employee of Kmart Corporation for 35 years.
Since her youth, she was a member of Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church in New Brighton, and after St. John and Wayman Chapel merger, she became a member of St. John Wayman A.M.E. Church. She labored in loving service in several of the church’s organizations, such as the President of the Women’s Missionary Society, a member of the Lay Organization. She was a faithful Sunday school member and loved working with the Young People Department. In recognition of her service, in 2017, she was honored with the 2017 St. John-Wayman A.M.E. Church Woman of the Year. In 2019, she was honored to be named the Pittsburgh Conference Lay Organization of the A.M.E. Church Unsung Hero.
Lori spent her days working on the greeting card ministry she created, watching her favorite soap opera, “Days of Our Lives,” doing word search puzzles, shopping for shoes, and attending stage plays. In addition, she enjoyed traveling to meetings, conferences, and conventions with the church, singing in the church choir, and traveling to Hampton University in Virginia to participate in their music workshops with Ms. Flo.
In addition to her late husband, Lori was preceded in death by her daughter, Cynthia; parents, Evelyn Miller Law and James Franklin Law; three sisters, Muriel “Bunchy” Jackson, Marion “Tookie” Bazemore, and Elizabeth “Aunt Liz” Sheffield; and two brothers, James “Jimmy” Law, and Melvin “BZ” Law.
She will be missed by Lo’s Angels; Jeri White, Texas; Judi Bellamy, Texas; Merri (Michael) Randolph, Philadelphia; Penny White, Minnesota; Sandy (Eugene) Garrett, Beaver Falls; and honorary daughter, Crystal (Keith) Morse, Florida. She also leaves grandchildren Wynter Snowden, Texas; Michael Randolph, Philadelphia; Kesia Bellamy, Texas; Laramei White, Texas; Aftden White, Minnesota; Shane Skinner-White, Texas; Galyn Garrett, Malik Garrett, Tyrese Garrett, all of Beaver Falls; and great-grandchildren Jermaine Snowden, Florida; Hailey Dunlap, Texas; Josiah White, Texas; Morgan and Sincere Randolph, Philadelphia; sister Jean Dawson, Beaver Falls; godson Mark (Suzie) Jackson, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The family wishes to express gratitude and love to all who have shared their remembrances and condolences.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lori’s memory to The American Lung Association at https://www.lung.org/
Service will be streamed lived on Washington Funeral Home Facebook. com
Viewings will take place on Friday, November 12, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 13, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Washington Funeral Home, 1411 6th Avenue in Beaver Falls, PA. A celebration of life service will immediately follow.