Zola Woodall White passed away on Friday, August 9th at Healthwin Specialized Care Facility in South Bend, IN. Zola was born on February 15th, 1924 in Cleveland, OH to Martha and Edgar Woodall. She was predeceased by her mother, father, four sisters, (Ola, Jessie, Willie and Rena); one brother, (Nathaniel) and one son (Michael). Zola is survived by 5 children: Herman Humes, Catherine Smith, Beverly Bradford (Woodrow), Ronald (Kerry) Adams, and Dennis White. Zola is grandmother to Zoey Humes, Kenlee Humes, Lorenzo (Gloria) Smith, Melvin Johnson, Shaun Stewart, Vontrina (Victor) Bradford-Kasambwe, Paul (Meg) Adams, Anthony White, Victoria Mastagh, and Jacqueline Roschek. She also had 15 great grandchildren. Among her many nieces and nephews are two special nieces, daughters of her sister Rena, Gwendolyn Trotter and Drapel Townsend. With Zola’s compassionate heart, she was there to help care for many of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. (In other words, she didn’t say “no” to her children when they were in need.) Zola loved family gatherings and the preparations for such events. She also enjoyed musical events where she sat with a big smile on her face enjoying the music and people.
Zola worked at various positions in the South Bend area including LaSalle Hotel and American Linen. She retired from Northern Indiana State Children’s Hospital.
The family would like to thank the Healthwin Specialized Care Facility for their kind a sensitive care during Zola’s stay. A special, heartfelt thanks goes to Mr. Smith, a staff nurse, who always had a smile when he interacted with her. Also giving thanks to Cobb Funeral Home and Staff.