Mahalinda White

Mahalinda White

October 10, 1921 - February 13, 2010

Mahalinda White

October 10, 1921 - February 13, 2010


Mrs. Mahalinda White, age 88 of Hendersonville, TN, died Saturday afternoon in Hendersonville Medical Center. A native of Onancock, VA, she was the daughter of the late Everett Powell and Mahalinda Kellam Parks, and preceded in death by her husband, Richard Downing White Sr, and a son, Everett P. White. Mrs. White was a retired Occupational Therapist with Accomack County Nursing Home and a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Onancock, VA. She served for over 20 years as a Historian in Colonial Williamsburg, which she valued as the highlight of her life – sharing the stories and history of our country. She conducted tours and had the ability to befriend anyone with whom she came in contact. Her family describes her as “a friend to everybody.” That fact was evident in her being affectionately known to friends and family alike as “Granny.” She is survived by four children: Alice Thomas of Richmond, VA; Dr. Richard D. White Jr. of Baton Rouge, LA; John C. White of Troutville, VA; and Mahalinda W. Crocker of Hendersonville, TN; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. The family will gather to conduct private services to celebrate Granny’s life.

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5 responses to Mahalinda White

  1. Colette says:

    Dear Linda, I am sorry to learn of the passing of your dear mother. Her obituary and guest book speak of a long and active life. I especially enjoyed hearing of her connections with history and know now where your brother’s interest in that subject began. My thoughts and prayers are with you and with your family at this time. God bless you always. Grace and peace, ~Colette

  2. Deb Endyke says:

    Dear Linda, I am thankful that your mom is at peace. I’ve read the comments of others and wish I’d had an opportunity to meet her. She left a wonderful legacy in you and your family.

  3. Condolences to the family from Emma and Irving Scarborough. Mahalinda and Dick were friends for many years. Even though it had been a long time since we saw her, we will miss her and send our sympathy to her family.

  4. Jane Raup says:

    Linda, et al., I was sorry to hear that Mahalinda has passed but am comforted that she was with you. Mahalinda was such great company! When I was a teenager, I remember thinking that she, my mother, and my aunt Jane always acted so young. One time, she started dancing in the middle of the floor to some old swing era music that came on the radio; I thought she was pretty neat. Another time she was concerned that Mama being gone from home to take a trip to Charleston would put a strain on me having my household and now Daddy to feed. Her comment was, “It takes two women to run that plantation.” The last time I saw her she was living in the nursing home in Salem. She gave me one of her chalk drawings which I cherish. That time she impressed me again by cussing out a telemarketer on the phone. She was one cool lady! I know she will be missed by everyone. Love to all, Jane

  5. Jean Raleigh says:

    I am a cousin of your dad…Jean White Raleigh…Read and Jesse White were my aunt and uncle and I grew up in Bay View VA on the Eastern Shore. I now do genealogy of our family and would like you to familyct me. Thank you Jean

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