Michael Fitzgerald White
1965 - 2020
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Michael Fitzgerald White

Michael Fitzgerald White was born on August 27, 1965 to Hilliard White Jr. and Willie Bea Bunton White in Mayersville, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Helen and Cheryl. "Mike" as he was called by his family became the baby in the family in 1972 after his mother and sisters' death. He was loved by his family, especially his sisters and brothers because he was the baby. Michael confessed hope in Christ at an early age and grew up in the Baptist church pastored by his great grandfather.

Michael made his home in Jackson where he met his wife Annette Torrey White. They married and have a daughter, Brianna Michelle. Michael was a great husband and a doting father to Brianna. He was a quiet, easy-going but stern guy who was not much for pomp and circumstance or "showboating" as he called it. He was a great provider for his family and wanted nothing more than to take care of his wife and child, always remembering the vows made to Annette.

Mike graduated from Rolling Fork High School and Jackson State University. He began his career with the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) which spanned over 28 years. Michael started as a Corrections Officer and was promoted throughout the ranks before retiring in July 2014 as Superintendent of Community Corrections.

Visitation services for Michael will be Tuesday, September 15th 1:00-4:00 p.m.at Westhaven Funeral Home followed by funeral services on September 16th at 11:00 a.m. at Cynthia Church of God 3502 N. Shellrock Rd, Jackson, MS with Burial at Lakewood Cemetery on Clinton Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi.

Michael leaves to mourn his passing his wife Annette of 28 years and daughter, Brianna. His siblings who all reside in Mississippi: Larry White (Doris) of Mayersville, James White of Jackson, Bertha White Logan (Freddie) of Madison, Hilliard White III (Cynthia) of Byram, Mattie White Thomas and Beryl White Polk (Milton) both of Clinton. He also leaves his maternal uncle, Willie Bunton of Mayersville, MS, paternal aunt, Elmira Scott of Rolling Fork, MS and two uncles, Dan and Otis White of San Antonio, TX, Elder Allen Torrey, father in law, a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and other relatives.




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Published in Clarion Ledger from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2020.
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September 16, 2020
Michael was a kind person, easy going, very professional in his work. His was true. My name is Vanessa Lee, I met Mike at CMCF; we work together. You couldn’t ask for a better team player then he, always there ready to help in any way possible. Rest In Peace my brother in Corrections. You will be greatly missed.
Vanessa Lee
Coworker
September 15, 2020
Michael Fitzgerald White where do I begin, Michael truly lived up to the words HUSBAND/DAD to my sister Annette and my niece Brianna. Michael LOVED his Wife/Daughter and showed it in many ways. Michael was Faithful, Kind, Honest, Beautiful Heart, Soft spoken. Always give a WORD OF GREAT ADVICE that you would take and act on and a listening ear. WE Loved our Brother n Law which we called a Brother. My sister Annette Loved her Michael. We will Truly MISSED and LOVED You Dearly. Rest In God's Arms. Til we meet again. Your Sister n Law Jacqueline...

Jacqueline Torrey
Family
September 15, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Annette and Brianna we love you. Let go and feel the presence of the Lord. He is your comforter. His grace and mercy will carry you through. Hold on to your faith. God's got you.
Shirley Davenport
Sister
September 14, 2020
Michael White and I go all the way back to 1983. I am so proud of the man, father and husband he was. I thank God for the opportunity to have known him. Whenever I was home and would see Pastor Larry White, we would always talk about how well Michael was doing. Michael and I often kept in touch and he would talk about his daughter and wife. I still remembering the encouraging words he shared with me on how when I least expect it, great things were going to happen to me. It breaks my heart to know that you are gone. But I can rejoice to know that you left a impact on the lives of so many people. May God bless and strengthen the family and know that they are in my prayers.
Perrie Dunigan
Friend
September 11, 2020
Michael White was my boss at the Mississippi Department of Corrections for several years. A very kindhearted and generous person. As a young boss he was wise beyond his years and I learned a lot from him. He always told me that he chose his friends sparingly and considered me as one. I will miss him.
Deborah Jackson
Coworker
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