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Master Sergeant James L. White


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Master Sergeant James L. White Obituary
Master Sergeant James L. White (Ret.) was born January 29, 1936 in Suffolk, VA to the late Susie White Morris. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Annie Mae Camp. He was a 1954 graduate of East Suffolk High School and upon graduation joined the United States Air Force where he served 24 years at several Air Force Bases across the country. After retiring, he moved to Chesapeake, VA and began working as a civilian for the Unites States Navy before transitioning to a position with the United States Army at Fort Eustis where he retired in 2009. James had a huge sense of humor and was a jack of all trades. As a devoted disciple of Tabernacle Christian Church in Suffolk, VA he was highly respected as the chairman of the Deacon Ministry, a member of the Male Chorus, Sunday School and Bible Study where he often taught classes. James had a deep love for the Lord and an unwavering dedication to Tabernacle. James was married to the love of his life, Louise White, for 63 cherished years. They married as high school sweethearts on July 9, 1955. Born from their union were Deborah Denise Marshall (Alan) of Chesapeake, VA and Jacqueline Goode (Howard Jr.) of Chesapeake, VA. He was the doting grandfather of Nathaniel Alexander, Tia Goode, Tracy Alexander, Howard Goode IV, his wife Nicole Goode and DuKesha Goode. He was the great-grandfather of Maiyah Alexander, Nathaniel Alexander II, Jace Goode, Joiya Whitney and a great grandpuppy Zoe. He leaves them and a host of cherished brother and sister in-laws, nieces, nephews, other family and friends to cherish his memory. A celebration of his life will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 2714 Fredrick Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23704. Interment to follow Monday, January 14, 2019 at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Rd, Suffolk, VA 23434.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 11, 2019
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