Shirley White

CENTRALIA — Shirley White, 80, of Centralia, passed away Monday, October 25, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Shirley was born January 5, 1941, in Mt. Vernon, IL, the daughter of Louis Beckley and Anna (Reynolds) Beckley. She married Bobbie R. White on November 4, 1961, in Mt. Vernon, IL and he preceded her in death on November 19, 2018, after 57 years of marriage.

Shirley is survived by four children: David White and wife Cheryl of Irvington, Richard White of Centralia, Gary White of Centralia, and Tracy Gonzalez and husband Rudy of Centralia; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; a sister: Mary Weaver of Fairfield; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents: Louis and Anna Beckley; husband: Bobbie R. White; and four brothers.

Family was the center of Shirley’s life. She cherished the time she spent with them and she will be missed by all who knew her and loved her.

Funeral services for Shirley White will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, October 29, 2021, at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia with Pastor Steve Upchurch officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia.

A Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday morning at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SSM Hospice or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted by the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the White family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting or the funeral home’s Facebook page.