Gertrude Newsome White

December 18, 1927 - July 30, 2014

12/18/1927 - 07/30/2014

Gertrude Newsome White, 86, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the Letchworth Funeral Home Chapel in Scotland Neck. Interment will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery. The Reverend Douglas Spivey will be presiding.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.

“Granny Gert” was a loving wife, mother, sister, and granny. She was born on December 18, 1927 in Northampton County and was the 3rd child of the late Walter E. and Hattie Godwin Newsome. Gert worked at Alexander’s Food Center in Scotland Neck from May 1967 until the store’s closing in May 2000.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Lewis Edward “Buddy” White; her parents; two brothers, Charlie Newsome and L.E. Newsome; and her brother-in-law, John W. McDonald.

Gert is survived by her daughter, Jean W. Lovegrove and husband Thomas of Scotland Neck; her sister, Nancy N. McDonald of Chesapeake, VA; her granddaughter, Kelly L. Craft and husband Ken of Scotland Neck; two great-grandchildren, Tommy Craft and Kelsey Craft; several nieces and nephews; and special caregivers, Bernettie Pugh and Mabel Roberson.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hobgood Academy, 201 South Beech Street, Hobgood, NC 27843.

Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.

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