Barbara (Bobbie) Hemmers White

Services for Barbara (Bobbie) Henderson White, 66, of Houston, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Elwyn M. Gipson Memorial Chapel in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park, with Dr. Jack R. Shelton officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

Bobbie died and was ushered into Heaven on May 4, 2004, after a long illness. She was born and grew up in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Lamar High School and the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority and an honor graduate in Merchandising. Bobbie was married for 26 years to Dr. Robert E. White. She was a charter employee at Macy’s, Galleria, in Houston and a member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church.

Bobbie is survived by three children, Susan Ashley Seagraves of Houston; Shannon Hodges White of Lockhart; Matthew Erickson White and his wife, Margo Madole White, and their daughter Reese Elizabeth of Houston; and a long-time family friend, Velma Victoria. She is survived by one sister, Burtley Henderson Hicks and husband Jack D. Hicks of Lufkin, Texas, five nieces and nephews and three great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roberta Hodges Henderson and Nathan Franklin Henderson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay, Houston, Texas 77024-6798, The Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program at M.D. Anderson Hospital, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas, 77030, or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 910 E. Houston, Suite 100, Tyler, Texas 75701.

Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Lufkin