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Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home

123 Newlin Street, Port Lavaca, TX

OBITUARY

Jacquelyn "Jackie" Elaine Allen White

April 1, 1929July 13, 2019
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Jacquelyn (Jackie) Elaine Allen White, 90, of Port Lavaca, passed away at home with her son by her side, July 13, 2019 in Port Lavaca. Jackie was born in Summerville, Texas to Guy Earl Allen and Martha Echols Allen on April 1, 1929. At six years of age, Jackie lost her mother to tuberculosis and subsequently lost her father in a car crash when she was eleven. Jackie was then adopted by her uncle and aunt, Norval (PopTony) and Ida (DaDa) Allen, spending the rest of her childhood in Seguin, Texas. After graduating Seguin High School, she married Reginald (Reg) White on August 27, 1948 in Seguin. For the next ten years, Reg and Jackie spent their time as partners in life and love. He served as a paratrooper in the Korean Conflict while she stayed in Seguin working at the local bank. Upon his return to the States, Reg and Jackie moved to Premont, Texas where he worked for Mobil Oil Company and she worked at City Hall while owning/operating a dairy. In 1959 they adopted their first child (John); later adopting a second Child (Melinda) in 1960 at that time Jackie became a stay at home Mom. The family moved to Port Lavaca in 1960 where they became life-long members of the First United Methodist Church, raising their family and becoming active members of the community. Jackie was one of the first members of the local Garden Club serving as President and other officer roles (too many to count). She loved flower arranging, participating with her children’s school activities, and playing cards. She was always ready to have fun and was the life of the party. Jackie was preceded in death by her loving husband, Reg after 63 years of marriage; their daughter, Melinda (Mindy); her parents; and her brother, David Allen. Jackie is survived by her son, John of Port Lavaca; brother, Bud Allen and wife Judy of Seguin; numerous nieces and nephews; and so many special lifelong friends whom she loved dearly. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Port Lavaca First United Methodist Church with a 2:30 p.m. burial service at the Nockenut Cemetery in Nixon, Texas. Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Port Lavaca. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Reginald (Reg) White, Husband (deceased)
  • Guy Earl Allen, Father (deceased)
  • Martha Echols Allen, Mother (deceased)
  • Norval (Pop Tony) Allen, Uncle (deceased)
  • Ida (DaDa) Allen, Aunt (deceased)
  • John White, Son
  • Melinda (Mindy) White, Daughter (deceased)
  • David Allen, Brother (deceased)
  • Bud Allen, Brother
  • Judy Allen, Sister-in-law
  • Jackie also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and so many special lifelong friends whom she loved dearly.
  • DONATIONS

  • First United Methodist Church

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Memories

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Linda Gossett

July 22, 2019

Our sympathies go out to the family. My husband and I had the pleasure of being neighbors with Mr. and Mrs. White for many, many years. You will never find two nicer people in this world. There were a joy to be around and the best neighbors anyone could ever ask for. Rest in peace.

Beth Tuttle

July 20, 2019

John, my name is Beth (Kuban) Tuttle so sorry to hear about your Mom passing she was such a sweet woman rembering the camping trips we all took together I know what you are going through I just lost my Mom this past September take care of yourself. Beth

Merelyn Nicholson

July 17, 2019

Hello John. My name is Merelyn Nicholson. You recall Iris Nicholson, my daughter, and a friend. Your mom was such a lovely lady to know. Always gracious to others, and very artistic. When she did something, it was special. I had the pleasure of being in Methodist Women with her for 50 years. Her refreshments for meetings were delicious, but fixed and served so prettily. I'm so glad she was a part of my life. She will be missed. Hugs to you.

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Biography

Jacquelyn (Jackie) Elaine Allen White, 90, of Port Lavaca, passed away at home with her son by her side, July 13, 2019 in Port Lavaca. Jackie was born in Summerville, Texas to Guy Earl Allen and Martha Echols Allen on April 1, 1929. At six years of age, Jackie lost her mother to tuberculosis and subsequently lost her father in a car crash when she was eleven. Jackie was then adopted by her uncle and aunt, Norval (PopTony) and Ida (DaDa) Allen, spending the rest of her childhood in Seguin, Texas. After graduating Seguin High School, she married Reginald (Reg) White on August 27, 1948 in Seguin. For the next ten years, Reg and Jackie spent their time as partners in life and love. He served as a paratrooper in the Korean Conflict while she stayed in Seguin working at the local bank. Upon his return to the States, Reg and Jackie moved to Premont, Texas where he worked for Mobil Oil Company and she worked at City Hall while owning/operating a dairy. In 1959 they adopted their first child (John); later adopting a second Child (Melinda) in 1960 at that time Jackie became a stay at home Mom.
The family moved to Port Lavaca in 1960 where they became life-long members of the First United Methodist Church, raising their family and becoming active members of the community. Jackie was one of the first members of the local Garden Club serving as President and other officer roles (too many to count). She loved flower arranging, participating with her children’s school activities, and playing cards. She was always ready to have fun and was the life of the party.
Jackie was preceded in death by her loving husband, Reg after 63 years of marriage; their daughter, Melinda (Mindy); her parents; and her brother, David Allen.
Jackie is survived by her son, John of Port Lavaca; brother, Bud Allen and wife Judy of Seguin; numerous nieces and nephews; and so many special lifelong friends whom she loved dearly.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Port Lavaca First United Methodist Church with a 2:30 p.m. burial service at the Nockenut Cemetery in Nixon, Texas.
Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Port Lavaca.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.