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Jeremiah White

September 22, 1934 ~ September 8, 2019 (age 84)

Mr. Jeremiah White, 84, of South Bend, Indiana departed this life at 12:07 a.m. on September 8, 2019 after sudden illness.

Jeremiah was born on September 22, 1934, in Winchester, Arkansas. In 1952, He moved to South Bend Indiana, coming from Eudora, Arkansas. He graduated from Eudora High School in Arkansas where he played baseball and basketball. He also played semi-pro baseball in South Bend.

He enlisted in the United States Army after High School and earned an Honorable Discharge upon leaving. He Worked at Conrail for 45 years in Elkhart where he was the Track Supervisor. Jeremiah was also a member of the AMVETS Post 66 where he was the Vice-Commander and then Commander. 

On March 4, 1957, in South Bend, Indiana, he married Millie Ann Scruggs. They were members of Saint Paul Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. He was a man who worked hard and loved his family and his number one priority was to provide and protect his wife and sons. 

He is survived by five sons: Larry Joe White-Norman of Detroit, Michigan, Jerry G. White, Bruce A. White, Steve M. White, David A. (Emily) White of South Bend; and a daughter, Cheryle White-Lee of South Bend. He has 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren and 2 great-great-great grandchildren.

He is survived by 5 sisters: Willi B. Mullin of Little Rock, Arkansas, Olivia Smith of Saginaw, Michigan, Dorothy Jean (John) Patterson of New Port, Arkansas, Elmarie Cambell of Saginaw, Michigan and Amerie Campbell; 5 brothers: Frank (Georgia) Murphy of South Bend, Verla (Jerri) Murphy of Eudora, Arkansas, Henry (Brenda) Murphy of Des Plains, Illinois, Lem (Katherine) Murphy of Dayton, Ohio and Dr. Richard Murphy of Saginaw, Michigan; and a host of relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his Wife, Millie Ann White; grandparents, William Gully-White and Olevia Dunn-Gully-White; mother, Eliza Murphy, Father in Law, David Scruggs, Mother in Law, Hazel Scruggs, Brother, Booker T. Bell; sisters-in-law, Mary Bell, Mable Harden, Mildren Scruggs; and brothers-in-law, David Scruggs and Charles Smith.

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