Corinna Elizabeth Harris Adams White


Corinna Elizabeth Harris Adams White, born April 7, 1921 in Tupelo, Mississippi, passed peacefully in Slidell, Louisiana on Jan. 5, 2018.

Corinna was predeceased in life by her beloved mother, Myrtis Herring Yates; by two loving husbands, Jerald Earl Adams Jr. and Thomas Alan White; a son, Jerald Earl Adams III; and a grandson, Joshua Ruffin Adams.

She is survived by two daughters, Corinna Adams Ethington Smart (husband, John, Memphis, Tennessee) and Randy Adams Lawshe' (husband, Fred, Covington, Louisiana); five grandchildren, Christine Yates Ethington Marron (Virginia Beach, Virginia), Donald Travis Ethington Jr. (Blacksburg, Virginia), Amanda Ethington (Memphis, Tennessee), Corinna Elizabeth Adams Hayden (husband, Randy, Covington, Louisiana) and Zachary Adams (wife, Raven, Robertsdale, Alabama). She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Dara Marron, Joshua Hayden, Jason Hayden, Jessie Hayden, Brayden Adams and Daxton Adams.

As though having survived 96-plus years, three children, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren is not enough of a footprint on this earth, Corinna made her own special mark on simply by being Corinna.

As her children grew, Corinna not only worked with her husband in his medical practice, she made a home that was welcoming and warm to anyone and everyone who had the opportunity to become a part of their lives. There was always an extra place set at the table for those who happened by, and an extra bowl for any animals who followed the kids home. She very quietly went through life doing those things that she felt important ... and inadvertently made a lasting impact on anyone who was fortunate enough to cross her path.

After the passing of her first husband, she spent 15 years as a soulmate to her second husband, Tommy, worked side by side building houses and was especially proud of their endeavor, the sanctuary at the Robertsdale United Methodist Church.

Obituaries are supposed to be for those who have passed. However, Corinna will always be with us, and has left a lasting impression on anyone who was fortunate enough to cross her path in life.

Visitation on Monday, Jan 8, from 6-8 p.m., at Mack Funeral Home, with services following Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Robertsdale United Methodist Church.

Burial will be in the Galilee Baptist Cemetery, Stapleton, Alabama.

Arrangements by Mack Funeral Home, Highway 59, Robertsdale, Alabama,