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Walter Eugene White, Sr.


Sunrise: September 23, 1943

Sunset: January 15, 2021

Walter Eugene White Sr., age 77, passed away on January 15, 2021 in Suffolk, VA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph James White, Jr, and Annie Belle Reid White; and brother, William A. “Dot” White. He is survived by his loving wife Bertha Liverman White of Suffolk, VA and son Walter E. White, Jr. of Chesapeake, VA. Walter has three granddaughters, Lauren White of Norfolk, VA, and Mya White and Olivia White, both of Lincoln, NE. He is also survived by his brother Joseph J. “Butch” White III of Brooklyn, NY and two sisters, Delores A. Jones of Columbia, SC and Kathryn W. Griffin (Gregory) of Jacksonville, FL, as well as an uncle Aaron White (Norma) of Hampton, VA and two aunts Adell Williams of Wake Forest, NC and Pearlie Barnes of Detroit, MI. Walter also leaves behind three nieces, two nephews, three grandnephews, three grandnieces, one great grandniece, and host of cousins, in-laws, and friends.

Born on September 23, 1943 in Elizabeth City, NC, Walter graduated from P.W. Moore High School in 1962. He married Bertha, his longlife sweetheart, in December of 1966. Walter was drafted several months before the draft was eliminated and was proud to be an Army Veteran, having served in Germany and at Fort Bragg. He served in the military from 1973 to 1983. After getting out of the military, Walter had a business in janitorial services. During his youth, Walter was proud to watch his son play football and run track, disputing anyone who didn’t agree that no one was faster than Jr.  Before being drafted, Walter played a couple of years of softball, excited that one of those years was on a team with his father. He was an avid bowler for several years. Walter enjoyed playing cards and checkers and watching NFL games, NBA games, and tennis on TV.

Viewing Friday, February 12, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, February 13, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment West Lawn Cemetery 1909 W. Main Street Ext. Elizabeth City, NC 27909 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Deborah Lynn says

    Godly blessings for a brave soul. Walter is a favorite of the Almighty.
    Thank you for being a gift to our lives. Amen.

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    Antonio Scurlock says

    There are leaders across the globe and there are leaders in our neighborhood. Each leaves legacy for us to know their presence in this world when move on. I see this in his son. My lifelong friend and a steadying voice of strength and perseverance. We are blessed by the son through the leadership of the father. Rest in peace, Walter White Sr., the father, knowing you have left blessings in this world through your son.

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    Melissa White-Greene says

    Hello Family and friends. I pray that all is well and that God will give you strength as he shower his love and comfort amongst us. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
    My name is Melissa White-Greene (Walter’s sister). I remember when my sister, the late Denise White, and I first met our brother, Walter and the rest of our siblings at a family reunion in 1989. Since then, up until his death, we had an impressive and authentic sister and brother relationship. It was so funny because during our introduction for the first time, Walter and our other brother, the late William A. “Dot” White, were so startled that they had to sit down and someone had to bring them a glass of water (lol) while Delores Ann was standing there amazed. I can go on and on about the phone calls, visits, cards, and letters but time will not permit. I am going to miss him and the stories that he shared about our father, the late Joseph “Little Joe” White, Jr. I thank him for filling in the Gaps and increasing my awareness about our daddy. I didn’t get the chance to know our father, because he passed away when I was only one year old. I appreciate how Walter, Dot, and Delores, accepted my sister and I as siblings. So Walter, my brother, take your wings, and rest in peace. I know you are rejoicing in Heaven with the Angels. I love you with all of my heart ❤️.

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    Aaron White says

    We are thankful that we were able to share in the memorial service for Walter. We fondly remember his humor and friendly nature. The minister chose a very appropriate Scripture in John 11:25. In it, Jesus reminded Martha and us that He is the resurrection and the life.In Christ, we have hope for the present and for eternity.

    Uncle Buddy, Norma, and cousins Phenne, Lisa, Sloan, and Kenny

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    Tremaine La'Niece says

    I am just now finding out about the passing of Mr. White but I want say that Mr. White was like a Godfather to me. I met him and his beautiful wife at my place of employment and they were the sweetest couple. I loved to see him get tickled. He had a kind and gentle spirit. He never let much get him down, he made me feel like I was part of the family. The world just got a little more dimmer without his light and laughter. May God comfort and bless his wife, son and grandchildren. I am so grateful to God that our paths met over 9 years ago. Thank you Mr. White for showing me how to not allow circumstances beyond my control to get the best of me, Thank you for every time you said ” I’m proud of you”, Thank you for caring about me and my husband. I am so GLAD you were able to meet my daughter.
    Rest In Him, Mr. Walter “Everlasting” White ( As I playfully called him).
    May the Comfort of God strengthen Mrs. White, Jr. and his entire family.
    I will never forget you!

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