Mrs. Mead was a homemaker, a member of the Vinson General Baptist Church and a resident of Bernie.
Survivors include three sons, Michael J. White of St. Louis, David Wayne Ladd of Bernie, and John Edward Ladd of Dexter; four daughters, Janet Sue White of Marquand, Nancy Ann Weaver of Bernie, Lori Ann Mead of Catron, and Rebeca Sue Mead of Bernie; one brother, Printess Ray White of Bernie; three sisters, Ruth Canard of McCroy, Ark., Patricia Massey of Bowling Green, Ky. and Johnnie Partain of St. Louis; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Other friends and relatives also survive.
She was preceded in death other than by her parents by two brothers, Roger Dale White and James William "Whitey" White; by one sister in infancy, Loretta White; and by one grandson, Freddie Akridge.
Visitation will take place at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie on Friday, April 1, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.