Glenna Miller White | obituary

Funeral service for Glenna Miller White, Ed.D., will be held Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens, Texas with Bro. Tony Watson referee.
Glenna was born March 3, 1936 in Elk City, Oklahoma, the daughter of Everett and Eulalie Miller. She went to her paradise home on March 31, 2022 in Tyler, Texas.
Glenna grew up working hard with her parents and sister on their cotton farm in western Oklahoma. She was also a star on her high school’s women’s basketball team. Glenna holds a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics from Oklahoma State University; and a Master of Science and Doctor of Education degree specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas A&M University Commerce. She was a home economics teacher at Athens High School in her youth. After earning her doctorate, Glenna had a marriage and family counseling practice in Athens for almost 20 years. After retirement, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, hosting parties, dancing, gardening, and cooking. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Athens.
Glenna was predeceased by her parents, Everett and Eulalie Miller, and her longtime companion Norman Lay. She is survived by her daughter, Tonya White Baker and her husband Sam Baker and her grandson Samuel Baker of Tyler, Texas and her son, Greg White and his wife Karen of Yukon, Oklahoma and the children of Karen Keira King and her husband Chris and their children Blake, Zachary, and Matthew of Bethany, Oklahoma and Samuel Justin White and son Ethan White of Eustice, Texas. Additionally, Glenna is survived by her sister, Janice Lollar, of Wichita, Kansas and her children Jack and Jeff Lollar and their spouses and children. Over the past few years, loving support has been provided by wonderful friends Norman Lay, Michelle Sanders and many others.
Although Glenna loved flowers, her preference for memorials, for those who wanted them, would be gifts to the First United Methodist Church in Athens or the Henderson County Food Bank.

Published on April 4, 2022

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