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September 3, 1935 – June 6, 2023

Trustee John W. White, Sr. departed this life to be with his Heavenly Father on June 6, 2023, at his residence in Prince George County, VA surrounded by family. He was born on September 3, 1935, to the late Pernell White and Roxie White Jones. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Mr. White was also a devoted Trustee and member of the usher board at Mt. Hope Baptist Church, Prince George, VA for over 25 years.

Mr. White was preceded in death by his five younger brothers, Pernell Jr, William, Alexander, Robert, and James; daughter-in-law, Dorothy “Ann” White; sister-in-law, Virgie and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mr. White was known around the community as the “yard man” and a master of gardening. He enjoyed doing small projects around the house. He especially enjoyed playing with his great-grandchildren. He had a gentle soul and a very warm heart. He was truly loved by so many.

Mr. White leaves to cherish his memory: a very devoted wife of 64 years, Josephine J. White; his devoted children, John White, Jr., Margaret Brent and Wayne White; devoted grandchildren, La’Quinta White, Jannita White, DeWayne Jones, and John Jones; great grandchildren, LaNell White, Layana White, Davayah Coaxum, and Dalylah Coaxum; sisters-in-law, Earnestine White and Ruth White; devoted brother-in-law, Herman L. Jones; devoted cousins, Rev. Clarencetene Jones and Kathy Ellis; nieces, Monica, Niecey, Pam and Chiffon Charity; nephews, Earl, James Jr., Robert Jr. Douglas, Ronnie, Randy Charity and Derrick Lee Jones; a host of great-great grandchildren, great nieces and nephews, cousins from the Shaw, Saunders, Ellis, Moody, and White families; his Mt Hope Baptist Church family, neighbors and friends, all of which he truly loved.

Services will be held 2:00 P.M., Sunday, June 11, 2023, at Mt. Hope Baptist Church, 10300 Lawyers Road, Prince George, VA, the Rev. Dr. Andrew J. White, Sr., eulogist. The interment to follow at the church cemetery.

J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911, watch the funeral services live online at