August 3, 1949 - November 4, 2021
Ms. Florence Mae White, 72, of Peoria, IL transitioned to her heavenly home at 4:35 am on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family and friends. Flo, as she was affectionately called, was born on August 3, 1949 in Chicago, IL to Louis and Elgia (Adams) White. She attended Edmond Burke Elementary School and then Jean Baptiste Point DuSable High School in Chicago, IL. In 1963, later in her life, she met and married the love of her life, Augustus Bradford, Sr., and shared many years of marriage together until he passed away in 1999. While in the Chicagoland area, Flo worked as a caregiver and security guard until she relocated to Peoria, IL in 1995. She then worked at the Peoria Civic Center until she retired in 2015. Flo was a homemaker who truly enjoyed caring and spending time with her family and friends. Flo loved fishing and playing on her Xbox. She was a fashionista. She made sure she was dressed up whenever she left her home; even if it was just to go downstairs of her apartment building. Flo has and always will be a die-hard Chicago Bears Fan! Flo had been a member of Word of Faith Christian Church for many years. Flo is survived by four sons, Roy Manning, Gerard Bradford and Jonathan White, Sr., all of Peoria and Jeffery (Pauline) White of Peoria, IL; two daughters, Simone H. White of Peoria, IL and Charlene (Cortez) Trapps of Covington, GA; 26 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and a host of friends. She is also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Keith L. Hawkins and a grandson, La’Aaron Carpenter. The family would like to give special thanks to the Methodist Hospice Staff for their great care of their mother. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, November 12, 2021 at Simons Mortuary with a visitation at 12 Noon. Rev. Brenda Russell, Pastor of Mt. Carmel Ministry in Canton, IL will bring works of comfort to the family. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at simonsmortuary.com. The service will be live streamed on Simons Mortuary's Website or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Simons-Mortuary-232095303487150 promptly AT THE TIME OF THE SERVICE. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing is encouraged To be consistent with recommendations from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), funeral home directors have been instructed and should follow CDC guidelines on gatherings, including those directly related to funerals, visitations, or graveside services. *In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we ask that everyone in attendance: wear a face mask and refrain from hugging, kissing and shaking hands (as hard as it is to see someone you care about and not touch them). *It is our responsibility as a Funeral Directors, to do everything we can to advise families in order to honor our beloved Families and to keep everyone as safe as possible. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
Ms. Florence Mae White, 72, of Peoria, IL transitioned to her heavenly home at 4:35 am on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family and friends. Flo, as she was affectionately called, was born on August 3, 1949 in Chicago,... View Obituary & Service Information
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