Julie Gail Poe White

October 15, 1962 ~ September 17, 2010

Julie Gail Poe White, age 47, went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 17, 2010, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, surrounded by her loving family at her side.

A lifelong resident of Westlake, Julie was born October 15, 1962, in Lake Charles. She was a graduate of Westlake High School and attended Sowella and McNeese State University. Julie was an environmental scientist for the state of Louisiana. A loving daughter, wife, and mother, Julie will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her loving husband, Billy White of Westlake; her loving parents, Raymond and Juanita Poe of Westlake; her very special loving step-son, Matthew White of Westlake; her loving son, Evan White of Westlake ; her two brothers, Michael Poe and wife, Sonia of Lake Charles and Joel Poe and wife, Barbara of Slagle; a sister, Ellen Lester and husband, Ron of Knoxville, TN; her loving mother-in-law, Eva Rae Hoyt of Pineville; and a host of sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Lake Charles on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, followed with a graveside service held at 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Cemetery in Hicks, Louisiana. Officiating services will be Rev. Russell Beard. Pallbearers will be Josh Poe, Zachary Maddox, Chad Bridges, Tommy Poe, Keith Merchant, and Gordon Clark. Visitation will be at the funeral home beginning on Tuesday, September 21, from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, September 22, from 8 a.m. until time of service.

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  1. billy, evan, and matthew….i wish i would have been able to meet this wonderful woman, but in a way i feel like i did. u guys are in my heart and my prayers. just remember, all of you now have a beautiful angel looking over you.

  2. I am so sorry for your family's loss and will hold you in my prayers. I know that the thing that I most admired about her was the fact that she had such a gentle spirit about her. She will be missed greatly. May God wrap His arms of comfort around each of you and give you peace.

  3. I was blessed to have been Julie's friend and co-worker for 10 years. She was wonderful to work with and so easy to talk to. I know that she loved her family with all her heart. I hope through the love and mercy of Jesus to be her friend again in heaven where there will be no more illnesses or separations.

  4. I went to school with Julie 2nd grade on through high school. She was a good friend that anybody could ask for. My prayers go out to her family and friends. I will miss you Julie.

  5. I went to school with Julie and grew up with her. We reconnected over facebook. My sincere and deepest sympathy for her husband and family. We will miss you Julie.

  6. I will miss Julie so much. I met her through friends about 25 years ago when we were all young people. We had such good times visiting, going to concerts, playing card games, and alway eating good food. Our circle won't be the same. My love and prayers to all of Julie's family, her beloved husband and precious sons. Godspeed Julie.

  7. I worked with Julie at DEQ years ago. She was a good friend and a wonderful person and I am truly sorry for her family's loss. I am so glad she met a wonderful man and had a wonderful son in her last years of life. May God be with you all. Julie will be truly missed by everyone that knows and loves her.

  8. I worked with Julie for a number of years, she was always helpful, kind, and curteous. she was always a joy to speak to. I am very sorry for your loss, and wish the best for your family and friends.

  9. I worked with Julie long distance for many years. Even though we never actually met in person, I felt like she was a friend. She touched my life in all our telephone conversations and email correspondence. She may not even have realized that she was doing it. Julie is one of the people I always have in my mind when I tell other people, Folks in Louisiana are so nice! I'll miss her. My prayers go out to her family and friends.

  10. Julie became one of my dearest friends after she began working at DEQ; we enjoyed lunches together, video poker and making our rounds at the casinos for birthday celebrations and other occasions. We've shared our good times and our bad times, she was always there if I needed advice or a shoulder to lean on. She was a beautiful person and friend and I'll never forget her. Love you all, Dianne Walker

  11. My Dearest Sweetybear I know you are probably busy visiting with all your friends and family that have passed before you… and you may have already met my dear Grandmother Sybil… give her a big hug for me and tell them all I send my Love and look forward to the reunion when I've finished the job that the Lord put me here to do… My Love for you is Eternal… Your Billybear 🙂

  12. To Julie's Family:I worked with Julie out of our Lafayette Office. I have only the warmest memories of Julie. A truly kind person that I'm glad to have known and the world needs more of.She and you all are in my/our prayers.

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