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Joylie  White

Memorial for Joylie White

Born in Bastrop County, Texas on Feb. 1, 1924
Departed on Mar. 28, 2017 and resided in Austin, TX.
Visitation: Monday, Apr. 3, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service: Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017
11:00 am
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
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Joylie V. White was born in Bastrop County on February 1, 1924 to Leslie and Essie Stewart. Joylie was the 3rd child of 9 siblings born to this union. She married the love of her life, Mr. Harold White in 1953, and remained married to him until his passing in 2006.

Joylie professed her commitment to the Lord at an early age as a member of the Metropolitan AME Church in Austin, Texas. Joylie remained a faithful and active member of Metropolitan for over 70 years until her health failed her. While a member of Metropolitan, Joylie served as a member of both the Stewart and Trustee boards. She was a member of the Laymen's Organization, the Women's Missionary Society and the Senior Choir.

Joylie received her education in the Austin Public School system attending Blackshear Elementary, Kealing Jr. High and Anderson High Schools. Joylie had the distinction of being named "Miss Anderson" at the historic high school. She was professionally trained as a cosmetologist and a renowned barber. She maintained and practiced her craft. She was a nationally known tonsorial artist. "Miss Joylie", as she was known in the beauty world, won many nationally competitions for her weaving methods and wig styling skills. She was the co-owner, along with her husband Harold, of White's Barbershop for over 50 years.

Joylie is preceded in death by her husband, Harold White; both of her parents, Leslie and Essie Stewart; brothers Cornell Stewart, Leslie Stewart and James Stewart; and sisters Elmer Bunton; Rosa Reid; and Mary P. Brooks.

She leaves to mourn her passing: brother Roosevelt Stewart (Darlene); sister Ada M. Harden; aunt Rosie Hennington Taylor; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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