Jovonia Ann White

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Jovonia White a legal assistant for Special Counsel to the Attorney General’s office and lifelong resident of Columbus, Ohio, died unexpectedly at the age of 43 on January 21, 2022 in a heartbreaking car accident.

Jovonia was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Mattie and Willie White, maternal grandparents Delores and Anthony Barney. She is survived by her father Larry White, mother Cynthia Barney, sons Adonis, Chaunzay and daughter Jayonia Walker; brother Eric White.

Jovonia was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on April 21, 1978.  She was raised in Wellsville, OH and Midland, PA where she worked for “Barnaby’s” pizza shop that was owned by her mother. She learned how to work hard and cultivate a love and respect for people. She was a cheerleader at Wellsville City Schools which helped to teach her to work as a team and foster her encouraging ways. Jovonia was such a great supporter and mother. Jovonia was a member of New Birth Christian Ministries where she started on her spiritual journey.

Jovonia’s beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives and hearts of her children. Jovonia was such a bright light. She had the biggest personality and beauty that would turn heads! Jovonia had the kindest soul, she would give you the shirt off her back. Jovonia also lived for her kids, family and dearest friends. Jovonia dressed to impress, she had an infectious smile, laugh and a model walk, out of this world. You could find her with lady luck on her side at the casino!

Knowing Jovonia you knew she loved to fine dine; but managed to keep her exquisite figure. Her presence was felt in every place she went. Jovonia loved to travel as she aimed to experience the finer things in life to grow in many aspects. Fearless, strong, and honest. She remained positive no matter what she was going through.

Jovonia was an inspiration to everyone she came across. A “go getter” and was positive even in her darkest hours. She remained optimistic with her head held high. She didn’t let the hardships of life keep her down. Jovonia had a spirit of gold and the wherewithal to bounce back. She had very strong faith in the lord.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children, her mother, father and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Please revisit this page and pray for the White family as they write to obituary for their mother, daughter, and friend.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Monday, January 31, 2022 at New Birth Christian Ministries, 3475 Refugee Rd. Mask and Social Distancing are required. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. LIVINGSTON AVE.


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Condolence Messages

  1. I am glad to have known you. Love you <3

  2. I will always Love You and hold our secrets tight! Fly high QUEEN

  3. I got your back as I promised. I love you Vonia. I proud to have been your friend. Rest baby!!!

  4. Rest With Jesus You were a beautiful woman who loved your kids and loved life. Also 400 block of Midland Pa for life.

  5. I am so honored to have met you on this journey called life. I enjoyed working with you. I could always count on you to make the day go by as you brought laughter to the group. May you rest in peace Ms.White

  6. You will be missed but not forgotten when you come to mind that Genuine lovely smile will come to mind then that loving soul you possed we will miss you crazy lady..

  7. You will be missed but not forgotten when you come to mind that Genuine lovely smile will come to mind then that loving soul you possed we will miss you sweet lady..

  8. You will be missed but not forgotten when you come to mind that Genuine lovely smile will come to mind then that loving soul you possed we will miss you friend / sweet lady ..

  9. Tamika R Williams

    Such a beautiful soul gone way too soon and will truly be missed, sending prayers and condolences to the Beautiful Jovonia Family, Friends and everyone who loved her

  10. Sorry for your loss

  11. Sheila Matthews-Freeman

    You had such a good person inside and out.You always be in my heart.I love you and you will be missed RIP BABY

  12. Such a beautiful person inside in out u will be missed my friend I will never forget ur beautiful smile

  13. Valerie and Calvin Thomas Jr- NBCM

    We extend our deepest sympathy to the entire White family. May God’s peace and love surround you at your sudden loss.

  14. Danielle Crawford

    It is such a privilege to have you as a friend, sister. I’ll cherish our memories til I see you again. I know your dancing and singing , rest easy I love you❤️

  15. We are so sorry for your beautiful loss of a beautiful person. Knowing her as a young lady she was always so much fun to be around. Even when Eric was driving her crazy. She was always so happy and caring. Haven’t seen her for awhile she has grown into a beautiful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family and friends.

  16. mommy this whole thing is just unexpected and unbelievable i can’t believe im writing this you are literally the most positive person no matter the situation with the kindness heart, your intentions were always so pure and i promise i will make you proud you may be gone but you will NEVER be forgotten i love you 4lyfersss

  17. You are such a good person inside and out.You always will be in my heart❤️I got your Daughter forever ♾

  18. I am glad I was able to meet you… your were such a great person and had such a beautiful smile its sad to hear your not with us anymore praying for the family❤️❤️

  19. Erin Patterson Gray

    Heaven has gained a beautiful angel with you! This news broke my heart to hear. I have known you since kindergarten and anytime we saw each other it was like no time had passed. You were an amazing soul. Thoughts and prayers to your whole family.

  20. Teena Hershberger

    My deepest sympathy and prayers. (I just recently met Cindy, but have been a life long friend of her aunt Barb.)
    Beautiful woman. Beautiful light in this world.

  21. You will forever be in my heart my friend I love you u are gonna be missed till we meet again ❤️

  22. What a classy,gorgeous, intelligent beauty taken way too early ….my deepest sympathies…God Bless the kids

  23. I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Jovonia , We remember her as a little girl always polite and respected others. May you rest in the arms of our Lord and Savior, You will forever be missed and loved . Rest easy my friend. Love Tammy (West) Tanner , Lisa (West) Smith ,Celeste West , Dale Anthony West .

  24. My thoughts and prayers goes out to you and your family

  25. Praying for your family and friends that God will. I am very grateful I had the chance to know such a lovely person. You will be truly missed. Forever in our hearts

  26. So very sorry to hear of Jovonia’s passing. I remember her being such a pretty girl…and she grew into such a stunning woman. May you find comfort in your many beautiful memories and may she live on in your hearts every day. Keeping Cindy, Larry, Eric and Jovonia’s children and extended family and friends in my thoughts and prayers….

  27. My prayers go out to the family!!! Jovonia worked with me for a short time at the Hall China Company in East Liverpool, Ohio. She was so absolutely beautiful and sweet!! Rest easy beautiful!!!

  28. Going to miss that beautiful smile Love You Jovonia

  29. Widdle Cousin! You will be missed dearly. Keep watching over us and Fly high! Love Geri Beans!

    Praying for our entire Family for Strength, Peace and Understanding! Love You Forever!

  30. Gonna miss you Jo. I’m speechless that you were taken so suddenly and so young. Prayers to the your entire family. RIH

  31. Rest in Heaven Jovonia! Condolences and prayers to the family!! You will forever be loved and missed!!

  32. To the family, so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

  33. My heart breaks right now for your beautiful children and family, your loss was such a shock, although I had not known you for a very long time, you made me feel like I had known you forever. Living across the street from you was a joy, to watch how you carried yourself and the love you showed was a beautiful experience. Rest in peace beautiful you will forever be lived and missed. Love Tyra (The Coles’)

  34. Lisa A. (West) Smith

    My thoughts and prayers are with Jovonia’s family. My heart is just broken. To Jovonia’s Mother and Father, My deepest sympathy for your loss. I will forever cherish the memories or our children when they were small. To Jovonia’s children, your mother was a beautiful precious soul. I remember her when she was a pretty little girl with a beautiful smile. My heartfelt prayers are with all of you and that God comfort, strengthen and give you peace.

  35. Kaven & Sandy Petties

    Condolences to the family!! Prayers up!

  36. Nichole Hudgins

    I’m so sad this happened to you Beautiful, Your smile and presence will be missed. You were so sweet! REST IN THE ARMS OF OUR CREATOR BEAUTIFUL!

  37. My deepest condolences to the entire White family. We all loved Vonna and she will missed by us all. RIP Beautiful

  38. I’m so sorry for your loss, Vonna was a beautiful person I pray that God blesses her family with peace and strength to get through this. I will always hold a place in my heart for my friend.

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