WHITE (WHITESIDE), Ann 82, of Temple Terrace, FL, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and butterfly gardener passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at Melech Hospice House in Temple Terrace with her family by her side. Ann's family was her greatest joy. Born in Washington, DC to Isaac Holmes Archer and Edwina Rose Malcolm, Ann grew up in Asheville, NC. She graduated from The College of Wooster with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, The University of North Carolina with a Master's Degree in Social Work, and University of South Florida with a Master's Degree in Gerontology. Ann had a long career as a social worker, first at the W.G. "Bill" Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina, then with Hillsborough County Public Schools, and finally at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa where she worked for more than 20 years, until retiring in 2003. For her many years of mentoring social work interns from several different universities, in 2000 Ann was presented with the North American Field Educators and Directors Heart of Social Work Award for Lifetime Achievement in Field Instruction. In her retirement, Ann enjoyed travel, gardening, and volunteering. She was an active member of Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church for 44 years, where she was in the Ruth Circle, on the Congregational Care Committee, the Weekday School Board, and was an Elder. Ann also was a member of the Temple Terrace Garden Club where she served as Treasurer for a number of years, was Chair of Gardens and Parks, especially focused on Woodmont Park and the Melech Hospice House butterfly garden. Ann could often be found working in the gardens in Woodmont Park. Ann is predeceased by her first husband, Bob. She is survived by her second husband, Haven Whiteside; brother, John Archer of Hot Springs, AR; daughter, Karen Dunbar (Alan) of Marietta, GA, daughter, Andrea Crow (Richard) of Altamonte Springs; grandsons, Nathan Dunbar and Fisher Crow; first cousin, Robert Green of Mexico, NY, and many other cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-great-nieces in Arkansas, Georgia, New York, and South Carolina. A celebration of Ann's life will be held at 10 am Saturday, March 6, at Woodmont Park in Temple Terrace. To leave condolences to the family or share a memory, please visit Ann's page on Blount & Curry Terrace Oaks Funeral Home's website https://www.dignitymemorial.com
. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Metropolitan Ministries, 2002 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33602, or at www.metromin.org
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