MARY LOUISE WHITE had a special place in her heart for the elderly.
She volunteered frequently at senior centers, where she took care of the residents, helping them to fulfillment in their later years.
"She was very loving," said her cousin, Sabrina Haskett. "She was always giving to others, especially the elderly."
Mary Louis White, who was an ordained Baptist minister who was devoted to her churches and took leadership roles in many of their activities, died Oct 22. She was 63 and lived in Hunting Park.
She was born in Philadelphia to Eva L. and James Haslam. She graduated from Bok Vocational High School and received Bible training at Manna Bible Institute. She also studied at the Melvin Floyd School of Urban Missions and Evangelism.
Mary was a member of Christlike Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 2901 N. 25th St., under the leadership of the Rev. Robert Small. She sang in the choir for many years. In February 1993, Mary joined Polite Temple Baptist Church. She was ordained there in March 1995, then returned to Christlike, and was active in the Good Shepherd's Club.
Mary's marriage to Ronald White ended in divorce. Her second husband, Elder Rodney Allen, died in 1998.
She is survived by two brothers, Jacob and James Haslam, and a sister, Ophelia. She was predeceased by another sister, Corliss.