Helen White

Mrs. Helen Josephine Loftin White, 88, of Statesville, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Mrs. White was born June 15, 1926, in Catawba County and was the daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Alice Josephine Gilleland White.

Helen graduated from Catawba High School and Newton Business College.  She also attended Mitchell Community College.  She was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, United Daughters of the Confederacy and a former member of Fort Dobbs Chapter, and American Business Women’s Association.

She was married to Willard White in Catawba County on February 25, 1956.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Alan White, a daughter, Brenda White Morgan, six brothers, Baby, Willard, Glenn, Foy, Ray, and Coyte Loftin and her sister, Bernice L. Gilmer.  She was also preceded in death by her step-mother, Bertha Kale Loftin and step-sister, Wilma K. Moss.

Along with her husband of 58 years, Willard, Mrs. White is also survived by one son, Steven L. White (Eileen) of Oriental, NC, one daughter, Phyllis W. Mills (Don) of Jacksonville, FL, and her son-in-law Philip Morgan of Statesville.  She is also survived by five grandchildren, Daniel and Christine White of Oriental, NC, Gregg Mills, Donald Mills, and Amber M. Dunn (Brad), all of Jacksonville, FL.  She is further survived by one great-grandson, Dalton Dunn and two sisters, Lois L. Munday of Catawba, NC and Marie L. Robinson of Newton, NC.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Helen White will be conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Wesley Memorial UMC with Rev. Danny Leonard officiating.  The family will visit with friends from 2:00 until 3:00 PM at the church.  Burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be given to Wesley Memorial UMC Chancel Choir, 825 Wesley Drive, Statesville, NC 28677 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Online condolences can be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com/obituaries and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Helen White.


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