OBITUARY

Anita Purvis White

April 3, 1967March 31, 2019
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COLUMBIA - Anita Purvis White, 51, of Columbia, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019. She was born in Livingston, LA, on April 3, 1967 to the late Newman and Joyce Green Purvis. She enjoyed camping and fishing. Anita served in the United States Army. She is survived by her spouse, LaNelle White of Irmo; her mother, Barbara Smith of Livingston, LA, and her brother, Clayton Purvis of LA. She is predeceased by her Pops, Roland Smith. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019, at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel, with interment in Southland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Fibromyalgia or Alzheimer’s Association.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Burial following the service Friday, April 5, 2019
REMEMBERING

Anita Purvis White

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Cindy Swanson

April 4, 2019

Sam and I enjoyed alot of wonderful memories living next door to Anita and you, Lanelle; especially the many happy hours and laughs we spent sitting on yalls back porch. We will always cherish the friendship we developed with you. Our hearts and love go out to you.

Rick M

April 4, 2019


Anita,

You will never be forgotten.

Meka Williams

April 4, 2019

Anita, I cannot believe my buddy is gone! The last time we talked we said, “I love you” and that makes my heart smile! You were my funny friend always giving me a hard time but with the biggest heart! I pray you are resting easy. This world will not be the same without you! Love always!

Maraia Johnson

April 3, 2019

A beautiful woman!!! Such an infectious smile 😊...rest in God's arms...we didn't know each other at first but by the time we left...we we're looking forward to seeing you and Lanelle again...your love for each other shined ...to have found that love in your lifetime is truly a gift from God..be at peace now my friend...Maraia

"Amanda Collins" "Darlene Moore"

April 2, 2019

Anita - Thanks for being my cheerleader in high school when I had all my knee surgeries. Thank you for being there to cheer me up and back on to the basketball court. You were a good friend and cheerleader. I know you would cringe when I would say that but it was better than any thing else I could think of at the time. You saw my pain and struggle. I know we all appreciated you in our class. You looked after us all. Godspeed sister. My you rest in the peace of Christ until we meet again. I was so looking forward to a mini class reunion! Thank you for being a part of my life! I'm better for it.

Lisa Serigny

April 2, 2019

My sweet friend/sister, I will always remember you. I have so many good memories with you in them. I'm so thankful that God blessed me with the gift of you. I'm also so thankful that He allowed us to spend those precious days together in October and November. I am also grateful that I got to speak to you the last day of your life and tell you that I loved you. I just wish I had known that would be the last time we spoke, I would have talked longer and said so much more. I will miss your text messages, our phone calls, and our video chats. Thank you for being who you were and having such a great big ole heart! My daughter Gabbi considered you her aunt, she just wishes she had gotten to meet you sooner so she could have loved you longer. I'm sorry for all the years we missed out on time together because of life happening. Thanks for being one of my very best friends and for considering me your sister. I am so very very sad because of losing you. I will never be ok with it. All I can do is ask the Lord for strength to carry on until I see you again. I know that you are in a better place, but I'm selfish I guess because I want you here with us. I so wish we had gotten to spend our Easter break together like we planned. Watch over me and Gabbi, we will keep your memory alive! LYLAS4EAE(Love you like a sister 4ever and ever)

Holly Stoyanowski

April 2, 2019

Anita - my warrior friend. You will be sincerely be missed.
My heart goes out to your family you'r friends
I loved your spirit I loved that you allowed me to check in on check in on you. Even when you just weren't in the mood.
I loved the ".i'm not yelling, this is me talking"
Thank you for my peace lily. And shopping days at your desk. The back and forth banter.
You have so many whom you've touched with your take the bull by the horns personality...:)
You were creative and sensitive and an all around good woman.

There's only one you. .. and i.m so glad I had the pleasure of knowing you.

Be at peace...

Jo Cofield

April 2, 2019

LaNelle, we are so saddened by your loss of Anita. We are glad that were able to meet her in person when you came to visit us, and being able to follow some of your memories through facebook. I know that you each brought happiness to the other. May the Holy Spirit wrap you in peace and comfort through this sad time. We love you our friend. Sony and Jo Ann Cofield

Terri Brown

April 2, 2019

Lanelle. I am so sorry that you are going through the heartbreak of losing Anita. My prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.

Jeffery&Lahoma Harper

April 1, 2019

Gone but Never Forgotten. We'll miss you our Dear Friend!

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