Jenifer Choi-white
1972 - 2020
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Fishersville - Jenifer Choi-White, 48, wife of William Jay White, Jr., of Fishersville, passed Monday, November 9, 2020 at Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

She was born June 27, 1972 in South Korea, a daughter of Thomas and Jeanne (Buikema) Thorburn of Michigan.

Jenifer loved her role as a public school teacher. She was an accomplished artist, a wonderful cook, and enjoyed traveling.

She was a proud graduate of Michigan State University and earned her Master's at Eastern Mennonite University.

In addition to her husband of 20 years, family members include two daughters, Lily and Natalie White; step-son, Wesley White and wife Mandee; a step-daughter, Jackie White; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jon and Kristen and Matt and Christina; two brothers-in-law, Walter White and wife, Rhonda, and Mac White and wife, Liz; a sister and brother-in-law,Cindy and David Little; special aunt, Karen Tindell; special uncle, Sterling Thornburn; and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 14, 2020 in the Henry Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home and also immediately following the service.

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Published in The News Leader from Nov. 11 to Nov. 14, 2020.
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November 13, 2020
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Teresa Gormley
November 13, 2020
I’m very sorry to hear of her passing! I was a student of Jenifer’s. She was such an amazing teacher and I looked up to her. Her being my teacher made me want to come to school! She loved what she did and she could light up any room she walked into. Prayers for her family.
November 12, 2020
Mrs. Choi-White was a wonderful person and for the two years of my high schooling I was blessed to have her as a teacher (2009-2011). She was one of the few teachers that cared about her students and would push us to our full potential to graduate. She helped me through a lot of hard times as well. I will forever be thankful of having an opportunity of meeting such a real genuine person. Some days I would come into her class and she knew I hadn't ate lunch she would would share hers. And let me tell you that woman would bring in the best stuff. First time I tried pomegranate or spring salad mix, and mozzarella cheese balls were great! She really looked out for her students and she will forever be in my heart. I had a chance to see her this summer and I'm so glad I got to because she hadn't changed one bit which really made me glad. My condolences to her family I know how much she cherished all of you.
Corteny Mitchell
November 11, 2020
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