James “Jimmy” Edward White

March 8, 1949 - March 23, 2021

03/08/1949 - 03/23/2021

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WOODLAND, NC- James “Jimmy” Edward White, age 72, of U.S 35 HWY, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at his residence.

Mr. White was born on March 8, 1949 to Ralph Joseph White and Virginia Pearl Hobbs White in Norfolk, VA. He served his country proudly in the National Guard for several years. Jimmy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was happiest just being outdoors whether mowing the lawn or playing in the pool. Jimmy will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Joseph White, Jr.

Jimmy is survived by his loving wife Susan, a son, James Edward White, Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA; a daughter, Melissa White Piland and husband Brian of Ahoskie; a granddaughter, Ashley White of Virginia Beach, VA; two brothers, Gary White and wife Tammy of Chesapeake, VA, and Douglas White (Jeanette) of Woodland, NC.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the White family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.


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linda J wilson
3 years ago

Love and prayers to the family. Linda, Dalton, Mandy and family.

linda J wilson
3 years ago

My heartfelt condolences to James Edward White (Big Jimmy) family: Little Jimmy (my nephew), Ashley, Sue, Melissa, Doug, and Gary. My thoughts of Big Jimmy are when I was a teenager he was quiet, had some wild hair, was always barefoot, surfing, and his car. Always nice to me. Spoke to him a couple of times as the years passed by and he seemed to be much more talkative. We actually, talked a long time for him. We both enjoyed our conversations of the years passed by and the present. I know he will be dearly missed. “Remember the love and the memories never go away.” My prayers and thoughts for the family. May he rest in peace. Love, Linda

marlene white owens ( Va Beach )
3 years ago

To Sue, Melissa, James Jr,., Ashley , & Gary & family and Doug and family ,
My prayers and may Jimmy ( RIP )…….

marlene owens ( Va Beach )
3 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing, he was good hearted and a good father to my son James Jr., I remember the good times camping a Kerr dam, and his hunting on his grandfather & grandmother Hobbs farm, I met him when he was going to Norview High School in the 70’s, he loved his Satellite car and remember him saying ” only clean shoes in this car” , I will never forget that Long Blonde hair and when he met my father he told me once ” he needs to get a hair cut “, Jimmy never wanting to wear shoes, loved going barefoot in the summer, he looked like the typical surfing young man…he will missed and prayers to his family…

Albert and Gail Flanagan, Norfolk, VA
3 years ago

We knew Jimmy since high school days at Norview High School. He was handsome, had a hot car and kind…We have fond family memories with little Jimmy and families at Kerr Dam camping, and we went on special trip to our Mema’s in Hematite, Blue Ridge mountains, for visit and men went hunting…He was a good man and Dad to Jimmy Jr. and beautiful granddaughter Ashley–now serving country in USAF. He touched our lives, will be missed and remembered. Our thoughts and prayers to families during this sad time.

Danny and Anneke Revelle
3 years ago

We are very sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Freddie and Barbara Outland
3 years ago

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.