Died: Fri., Mar. 21, 2014


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 28, 2014
Location: University United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Fri., Mar. 28, 2014
Location: University United Methodist Church

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Pauline Wilkerson White Petty Johnson was born August 18, 1918 in Enterprise, Alabama to the late Jepth Wilkerson and Willie May Bailey. 

              She attended public school there and was raised in John Chapel A.M.E. Church. 

Pauline married and moved to Dothan, Alabama and joined Cherry Street A.M. E. Church where she was the vice president of the usher board.

She moved to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1944, and united with the Simpson Methodist Church and was a member of the usher board and captain of the sick committee.   During that time she became a member of the City Churches Ushers Union and served as program chairman, usher chairman, secretary, president and executive board chairman.

 After there was a church split she became a member of Gorham Methodist Church and served as president of the usher board and worked with the Women's Society.  In 1966, when University United Methodist Church was formed she was one of the original members and continued to be active there in service to the Lord. 

In 2011 Pauline received a certificate of achievement in recognition of 50+ years of membership. She was a member of the United Methodist Woman where she served as Circle Chairman, served as a worship leader and chairman of the usher board sick committee. 




She also worked on the District level.  In addition, Pauline was a devoted member of the United Methodist Women Mission #2.

She worked faithfully with the children and was a member of the P.T.A of IPS #4.  She served as secretary and president of the Lula Bean Club, a part of the City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs. She was a member of the Martin Luther King Center, the United Senior Action Committee and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Pauline Wilkerson White Petty Johnson peacefully made her transition on     Friday, March 21, 2014 to join her parents, husband and son who have gone on before her. 

She leaves to cherish her precious memories her daughter-in-law, Denise Petty; three grandchildren, Christopher, Jr., Heather and Christopher, III, and two step-grandchildren, Emmanuel and Jeronia Barnes; and two great-grandchildren.  Pauline is also survived by her two loving nieces, Cynthia and Lena (Marvin), and nine great, twenty-five great-great and thirty great-great-great nieces and nephews  as well as, a very special and caring friend, Janet Bible and a host of other friends. 


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Huston Family
   Posted Tue March 25, 2014
Please allow us to extend our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. Losing a parent is one of the biggest losses that can be suffered by anyone. May you find God's presence with you as you journey through the time of grief. May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you.

We are sorry for your loss. To God be the Glory

Jeronia, Cheryl, and Lawrence (Atlanta GA.)

Lawrence Huston
   Posted Tue March 25, 2014

Grand Pedestal Basket was sent by Jeronia, Cheryl and Lawrence (Atlanta, GA).

A Coleman
   Posted Wed March 26, 2014
My condolences for your lost. May you find comfort from family, friends, and the “God of all comfort” “He is giving support to all who are falling and is raising up all who are bowed down” (Ps 145:14) May he sustain you until the day that death is swallowed up forever.

Susan McIlwain
   Posted Fri March 28, 2014
To Cindy White and Family:
My sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

In Deepest Sympathy,
Susan McIlwain

Theodosia Fay Duncan
   Posted Fri March 28, 2014
Dear Cynthia and Family
The service for your beloved Pauline was awe inspiring today, it reminded me again of the wonderful person Pauline was. Memories are always with us and the person is always with us as long as we have those memories in our hearts.
Love, peace, hope and grace to each of ypu.

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