Cordelia White-Gee

Cordelia White-Gee

Friday, June 15th, 1934 - Monday, October 5th, 2020
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Cordelia was born on June 15, 1934 in Chatham, Virginia, she was the eleventh child out of twelve born to Timothy and Melvin Davis (both deceased). Cordelia passed away surrounded by family on October 5, 2020 at the age of 86.
Cordelia attended graduated from Gretna High School. During her youth, she enjoyed singing with her sisters at Rose Bud Church, acted in school plays and loved playing on the girls’ basketball team. She spoke often on how she enjoyed making her own dresses and dressing up with her sisters Geneva and Virginia. Cordelia also did her share of hard work, from pulling tobacco, picking walnuts to slaughtering pigs. Her family loved hearing stories about her life growing up in Virginia with her siblings and sharing fond memories of her Dad. Cordelia’s Mother passed away when she was only 8 years old.
Cordelia moved from Virginia to the big city, Washington D.C., and then onto Columbus, Ohio in 1956. She married her soulmate Willie, after a long courtship, they maintained their relationship for more than 54 years.
She joined St. Dominic’s Catholic Church where she was an active member. In the late 90’s, Cordelia joined Gospel Lighthouse where she was a devoted member for more than 15 years, with Dr. Fryar’s blessing’s, she later joined RHEMA Christian Center where she was a member until her untimely death. Cordelia was a strong believer in Christ, and was led by the Holy Spirit, she entrusted her whole being in Him. For years, she set – aside one hour every day to converse with Jesus and read His word; she did not allow for interruptions during her quite time with the Father.
Cordelia was a very loving, yet stern, Mother to nine children who adored her as their Mother, and best friend. She was a dedicated employee for such companies as Western Electric, Eddie Bauer and Safellite; winning several Employee of the Year awards. She retired due to a physical job injury at the age of 76.
Cordelia is survived by her husband Willie Herman Gee, She is preceded in death by her Son, Anthony White, her Parents and ten siblings. She leaves to cherish her memory, a Sister Geneva Tarpley, Sons James, Michael, Wayne, John and Timmy (Jackie), her daughters, Deborah (Lance) Muhammad, Abigail, and Vanessa Norris. Grandchildren Donald (Shirley) Williams, Carla (Rayquan) Bennett, Bryan (Heather) White, Charles (Krystal) Mitchell, Quan White, Jaleese White, Jasmine White, Caleb White and a special grandson Noah Thompson. She leaves a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 8:00am - 8:30am
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am
    Chapel of Caliman Funeral Services
    3700 Refugee Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43232
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    PLEASE READ BEFORE VISITATION... During this time of the pandemic, we understand the complexities of wanting to honor your loved one and allowing friends and relatives to show their support. While it is important to us to honor the request of a family, we must also adhere to State of Ohio mandates when it comes to public and private gatherings. The protocols Caliman Funeral Services have put in place will make it not only manageable but still allow for visitation services be meaningful. To give those who wish to visit with the family and view their loved one we allow no more than twenty guests at a time to process into the facility. This is to sign the register book, state your condolences to the family, view your loved one and exit the building. It is our goal to make this less stressful for family and friends, maintain the integrity and honoring the family during a difficult time, and being in compliance concerning the mandates of the State of Ohio. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Caliman Funeral Services
  • Service

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 8:30am
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 8:30am
    Chapel of Caliman Funeral Services
    3700 Refugee Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43232
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Bishop Jerry Fryar
  • Interment

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 |
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020
    Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
    5600 East Broad Street
    COLUMBUS, Ohio 43213
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Darlene Clayton

Posted at 05:32pm
Vanessa Norris and Family,
Our prayers and condolences to your family. Cordelia will be missed but never forgotten. God Bless You Guys, Norman, Darlene, Normika and Darice Clayton

Kelley Harris

Posted at 10:07am
Prayers to the family for the loss of mother Dee, our loss is certainly Heaven's gain! I remember her kind and generous nature, always a lady with lipstick on and nails done. Hardworking, wise and faithful. A woman we should all strive to be like. It was an honor to know her for so many years and I will cherish my memories of her as I know all of her family and friends will cherish theirs. Blessings in your grief and with love in Christ. Kelley Harris

Gail. (Niecy)

Posted at 09:21am
GOD Bless the Family. Your beautiful mother will be missed. Niecy and Family!

Steve and Cheryl Wickersham

Posted at 09:12pm
With deepest sympathy.
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Saphonia Michelle

Posted at 06:41pm
Herman and my lovely cousins. I pray God’s blessings and comfort during this difficult time. I truly loved my beautiful Auntie, her voice, her words of wisdom, and her laugh will ring in my head forever! My heart is heavy right now, but I know that she is in a better place, decorating and rejoicing in heaven. She will truly be missed by us all! Your family in the DMV!

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