Marie Boothe White
December 16, 1931 – March 30, 2023)
Marie Boothe White, 91, died peacefully on March 30 in Andalusia, Alabama.
Marie was born in Opp, Alabama, to Hilliard and Thelma Boothe. She graduated from Opp High School in 1949. She was recognized as salutatorian and awarded a scholarship to Troy State Teachers College.
After working for a time in Mobile, she returned to Covington County to marry Billy White in 1951. They traveled with his business for three years then settled in Mobile. In 1963, Billy and Marie moved to Andalusia where they purchased and operated the Barber’s Milk franchise for more than 50 years.
In 1990, Marie received her ministerial credentials from the Assemblies of God. She was dedicated to preaching and teaching at Sanford Assembly of God for 17 years. She received great satisfaction from ministering alongside the late Charlie Smith for 15 years in a weekly worship service for nursing home residents. She regularly taught a Sunday school class for women in the Covington County jail.
Marie enjoyed trips to New England and across the United States. She found joy in painting and studying. She took a keen interest in her six grandchildren.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband Billy, her parents, and two brothers, Robert and Leland. She is survived by her children Rebecca (Mark) Rhoades of Springfield, Missouri, Greg (Jan) White of Andalusia, and Randy (Kathy) White of Enterprise. She will be missed by her six grandchildren Kelley, Kimberly, Anne Marie, Billy, Katherine, John Mark and her great granddaughters Savannah and Emily. She is survived by her brothers, Kenneth Boothe and Jerry Boothe.
The White family gives special thanks to Brenda Ziglar, Marie’s caregiver, and the staff at Andalusia Manor for kind and loving care.
The memorial service for Marie will be at the Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home in Andalusia on Friday, April 7 at 1:30 with visitation beginning at noon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crossover Ministries, Opp, Alabama, or Sav-A-Life, Andalusia, Alabama.