Celila Roberts White

October 20, 1971 ~ December 19, 2010

Celila Roberts White, 39, of Lake Charles died at 12:20 AM on Sunday, December 19, 2010 in a New Orleans hospital.

Celila was born on October 20, 1971 in Lafayette and lived most of her life in the Southwest Louisiana area. She attended Kinder High School and McNeese State University. Celila worked in the legal field, holding various positions for more than a decade while also a full time mother. Celila was a member of the University United Methodist Church.

Kind Hearted and fiercely protective, she was welcoming and overly generous to everyone around her. Occasionally boisterous and eternally outspoken, her dry, intelligent and often blunt sense of humor left most laughing and many just shaking their heads. She was passionate about her family, her friends and making people fullfull of laughter, full of love and full of food. She loved deeply and was loved dearly by those that knew her and although many of her dreams will go unmet and accomplishments unsung, her children are the living authentication of everything she stood for. She was the pillar of that family, a beautiful mother, wife, sister and daughter that has been taken too soon.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Richard White of Lake Charles; five children, Jonathan Christian Tyler Roberts, Brendon Nicholas Alexander Roberts, Celona Madison Camille Roberts, Duncan Anthony Knox White, and Wilson Donavan Carter White all of Lake Charles; her mother, Sandra Nevils Roberts of Kinder; her father, Ron Roberts of Sulphur; and a brother, Joshua Roberts of Kinder.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 23, 2010 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Charlie Langford will officiate. Burial will be in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM and will continue on Thursday from 8:00 AM until time of services.

The young men serving as pallbearers are friends of her children. They all called her "mom."

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  1. Dear Sandra, I'm so sorry for your loss – it seems like only yesterday Celila was a sweet baby. I will be praying for all of the family.

  2. May the Lord comfort each of you at the loss of your dear daughter, wife, mother, and sister. Celila was a wonderful young woman and though her light burned only for a short while, she touched many lives with her kind and loving heart. I will always remember her sweet smile and kindness towards others. May God be with each of you.

  3. My prayers go out to the Roberts and White family. Celila was a great friend to all and you always saw a smile on her face. You have lost a wonderful daughter, wife and mother. She will be greatly missed by all.

  4. On behalf of my children (who are Celila Roberts White's stepchildren), we send our sympathy and prayers to her family. She was a very important person to Jacob and Jessica, and they are devastated by her death. May the blessings of our Lord be with all of you during this time of terrible sadness and grief. — Michele White

  5. Our prayers and love to you for your loss. Celila will always have a special place in your hearts. May God be with each of you and give you peace and healing.

  6. Sandra, so sorry to hear of your loss..I wish I knew the right words to say to comfort you. Know that I am here should you ever need me.. I think of you often and sweet Aunt Lees. We have preiocous memorise of our childhood as I hope you have of your time you shared with Celila.Sending prayers to you and yours.Sally

  7. Sandra,I am so sorry for your loss. You and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish there was some way I could help.

  8. To the Roberts and White Family you will be in our thoughts, as well as our prayers. We are truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in one another.

  9. We would like to send much love and support to the family on behalf of Jacob and Jessica ( Celila's step children) We love yall and if you guys need anything we are a phone call away!!

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