It was in a peaceful sleep that Mr. Paul Jeffery White transitioned from his Earthly home to his haven of rest with the Lord. Early in the morning of Sunday, April 17, 2013, he heeded the voice and his invitation from Jesus to "come" and take your rest.

Mr. Paul Jeffery White of 1229 Grant Ave., Petersburg, Va., passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013. Our hearts were saddened by the passing of our loved one. Paul was born on Feb. 14, 1967, to the late James E. White and Lottie Rives White.

Paul was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, and a nephew, Marquis "Bird" Coleman.

Paul leaves to cherish his love and memories his siblings, four sisters, Joyce Coleman (George), Deborah Beasley (Calvin), Paula White (his twin) and Janice Lewis (Frank); four brothers, James R. White, Archie White, Barry L. White (Pamela) and Anthony White; eight aunts, Juanita A. Jones (Sylvester), Francina White (David), Mattie McNeil (Jimmy), Mary Martin (George), Bunnie Farras (Thomas), Rosetta Rowe, Gail Johnson and Maggie Smith; two uncles, Roy L. White Jr. and Roy Rives; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A funeral service for Mr. Paul J. White will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va. The interment to follow in Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 1407 Starke St., Petersburg, Va., and may be contacted by calling Joyce, 804-255-5526, or Barry, 804-712-3506.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. White and watch the funeral services live online at

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911,

Funeral Home

J M Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc.
102 South Avenue  Petersburg, VA 23803

Published in The Progress-Index from Apr. 8 to Apr. 11, 2013