Pastor Keith White went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at a local hospital surrounded by family and friends. He was 57.
Keith was born on May 9, 1966 in Texarkana, Texas to Richard and Linda White.
He was retired from Red River Army Depot and was the Pastor at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship in Simms, Texas.
Keith never met a stranger and when he did they quickly became friends and even family. He loved the Lord and lived with an urgency for all to know Jesus with whom he now walks with in heaven. Keith lived out his life with Colossians 3:23 NLT, “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people,” and kept this in mind in whatever task he was given in any season of life.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents O.E. “Mann” and Velma White; and R.S. “Bud” and Roxie Adams all of DeKalb, Texas.
Keith is survived by his wife Frankie White of DeKalb, Texas; two daughters and son-in-laws, Jessica and Vincent Russell of Washington State; Brandi and Jason Williams of Redwater, Texas; one son and future daughter-in-law, Jacob White of DeKalb, Texas, and Laminda Miller of Gladewater, Texas; his parents Richard and Linda White of DeKalb, Texas; one sister and brother-in-law, Rachael and Gene Cherry of Simms, Texas; one brother and sisterin- law, Adam and Brandy White of Redwater, Texas; five grandchildren, Katie Freeman, Landon Williams, Lacy Williams, Prem Russell, and Vincent Russell Jr.; several nieces and nephews; along with numerous other family and friends.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 30, 2023 at 11am at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship on Highway 67 in Simms, Texas, with Pastor Adam White officiating. Visitation with the family will begin at 10:30am. Online registration at www.batesfamilyfuneralhome.com