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After a ten year battle with brain cancer, Heather Leann (Henley) White passed away in her home in Denton, Texas, on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at the age of 34. She is survived by her husband, Derrick White, and two sons, Vann Russell Burton and Noah Dean White,of the home.
Heather was born on Aug. 8, 1982, in Lawton, Oklahoma. She grew up in Duncan, Oklahoma, and graduated from Empire High School, where she was active in FBLA, Speech and the Debate team.
Heather attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University studying Psychology and Remington College receiving her certification in Baking and Pastry Arts. She also received her Associate Degree from Kingwood Community College in Houston.
Heather had previously managed Payless Shoe Stores and was last employed as a Pastry Chef at Northwood Country Club. At the time of her death she was a stay at home mom.
She was a loving daughter and mother who adored her children. She enjoyed organic gardening and cooking. She taught us all how to love unconditionally and to value family.
Heather is lovingly remembered by her mother, Kelly Lawson, of Mustang, Oklahoma; her father Donald Williams, of Duncan, Oklahoma; her father Joe Bob Henley Jr., of McKinney, Texas, and her sister Penny Michelle Henley of Bridgeport, Texas.
She is also survived by grandparents Jerri and Roland Gay, of Duncan, Oklahoma, and Alleice Williams, of Comanche; nieces, Faith Henley and Erin House; brothers, Kacey Williams and Kyle Williams. Heather's aunts and uncles are Eddie and Dale Kephart, Ben and Billie Lawson, Larry and Suzie Gay, and Sandy Williams. She also has numerous cousins and extended family members.
She was preceded in death by grandparents Owana and Benny Lawson of Duncan, Joe Bob Henley, Sr. of Duncan, and Don E. Williams of Comanche.
A memorial service is at 11 a.m. on Feb. 4 at New Hope Baptist Church West. Pastor Randy Southerland will be officiating. Isaiah 40:31 "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
Published on January 27, 2017
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