Juana Maria White, age 82 passed away on Monday, April 19, 2022 surrounded by her loving family in Chicago, Illinois. Maria as she was called by her closest friends and family immigrated to the United States in the late 1960’s from Moctezuma, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Pilsen is where she lived when she arrived from Mexico. Maria met her husband James E. White Sr. and they were married on April 12, 1969 at St Procopius Church and where she would be a long-time parishioner of St Procopius Church; every year, she attended the Novenas faithfully for La Virgen de Guadalupe in December and for the Novena for La Virgen de San Juan de Los Lagos. Maria’s faith is what carried her through life. Maria made sure her children received their Holy Sacraments at St. Procopius Church.
Maria was a strong hard-working woman, she always found work even held two jobs to support her family and purchased her own home, she refused to retire in her 60’s, her work ethic was strong she still worked in her 70’s and if she was able to; she would have continued to work. Maria was such a caring and loving woman she showered all those who surrounded her with love and kindness.
Maria is survived by her children: Chester (Monica Orozco) White, Angelina White, and Thomas White her treasured grandchildren: Jessie White, Timothy White, Josefina Banales, Mercedes Banales, Basha White, and Mihoshi White. Great grandchildren: Tyson Banales Scarlet Banales Kairi Banales
Maria was preceded in death by her son James (Jimmy) White Jr. and her husband James E. White Sr. Maria will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Visitation: Monday April 25, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. till 10:20 a.m. St Procopius Church 1220 West 18thStreet (Corner of 18th Street and Allport Street) parking in back of church on 16th and Racine. Celebration of Life Service Mass will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m.
When Through One Woman
When through one woman a little more love and goodness, a little more light and truth, come into the world, then that woman’s life has had meaning.
Whispers From Heaven
When I left this world without you I know it made you blue. Your tears fell so freely, I watched: I know this is true. From this wonderful place called heaven where all my pain is gone. I send a gentle breeze to whisper, “My loved ones, please go on”. The peace that I have found here goes far beyond compare. No rain, no clouds, no suffering– Just LOVE from everywhere. You need not be troubled just stay close to GOD in prayer. Someday we’ll be reunited, my love, HIS love is EVERYWHERE!
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