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Renee Marie (Taylor) White

July 16, 1975 ~ January 1, 2022 (age 46)


Renée Marie White, 46, of Peoria, formerly of Zion, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. She was born on July 16, 1975, in Waukegan, Ill, the daughter of John C. and Margie L. (Sanders) Taylor Jr.; Renée married Pastor Claude White on September 27, 2003, in Zion, Ill. 

Renée graduated from Zion- Benton Township High School. Renée earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Political Science from Howard University (Washington, DC); she further matriculated at John Marshall Law School (Chicago, Illinois) and received her Juris Doctorate. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Peoria, Ill, Minister's and Deacon's Wives Ministry, AKA Sorority Member, School Board Member for Zion Elementary District # 6.  

Renée is survived by her husband: Pastor Claude White of Peoria, Ill; parents: John C. and Margie Taylor Jr. of Zion, Ill; maternal grandfather: Aubrey R. Sanders of Zion, Ill; one sister:  Tiffany D. (LaVan) Taylor-Pipes of Zion, Ill, one brother: John C. Taylor III of Zion, Ill; three nephews and one niece. 

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents and maternal grandmother. 

A public visitation will be held Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 10am to 11am at Cumerford Clary Funeral Home (428 W. McClure Ave.) in Peoria, Ill. A private Funeral Service will be held at 11am. The Funeral Service will be live-streamed on the Cumerford-Clary Facebook page. Pastor Mark McConnell will officiate. Masks will be required, and Covid-19 social distancing guidelines will be followed per local, state, and CDC guidelines. 

Online tributes and condolences may be made at Memorial contributions may be directed to the Grace Baptist Church of Peoria.

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January 6, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cumerford-Clary Funeral Home
428 W. McClure Ave
Peoria, IL 61604


Grace Baptist Church
405 North Richard Pryor Place, Peoria IL 61605
Tel: 1-309-673-9715

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