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Don White Sr.
Don L. White Sr.
July 21, 1957 - March 4, 2018
On July 21, 1957, a handsome baby boy was born to Jack White, Jr. and Patience White in Blanchard, Texas. They name him Don L. White. Don started his early education at Dunbar School and later graduated from Livingston High School in 1975.
At an early age, Don gave his life to Christ and was baptized at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Hunt.
Don’s career led him to Houston, Texas where he worked for Monarch Paper and The Houston Chronicle until his retirement in 2012. Throughout his time at The Chronicle Don also owned and managed a successful lawn care business that he maintained even after retirement. Don was loved by all of his lawn care customers and was known to treat them like family.
Don never met a stranger, was the heart of his Sunny Side, Houston, Texas neighborhood and was always willing to lend a helping hand to family, friends and strangers alike.
On October 19, 2017, Don suffered a tragic accident where he sustained 3rd degree burns. With the help of The Lord, Don worked hard to regain his strength and return home. As Proverbs 19:21 reminds us “many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is The Lord’s purpose that prevails.” On March 4, 2018, The Lord purposed in his heart to call Don to his eternal home.
Don was preceded in death by his mother, Patience White, three brothers who died in infancy, sister, Gail White and brother, Pastor Charles White. He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving father, Jack White Jr; four daughters: LaTasha Bailey (Larry), KaJ’anna Kaye Heard, Shannon Heard and Nicole White; three sons: Don L. White, Jr., Gary Heard (Terancia) and Noah Dotson; two special daughters: Nikki Jones and Virgie Hall; two sisters: Patricia White and Claudette White; eighteen grandchildren and a host of aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
Active Pallbearers: Harold Sykes; Nathaniel Knatte; Robert White, Jr.; Kevin Phlegm; Jermaine Turner; Lynn Johnson, Sr.; Patrick Brown; Benjamin Rock
Honorary Pallbearers: Don White, Jr.; Gary Heard; Noah Dotson; Gary Heard II; Larry Bailey, Sr.; Savion Gray; Larry Bailey, Jr.; Earnest White; DeJon Lawrence
Don, you will be truly missed by all of us, your family. Also, knowing that your immediate family, to include your children and grandchildren will miss you more. But after your funeral, I believe that everyone of us came to the reality that you was with the Lord and we would cherish your memories and continue to trust in the Almighty God, our Father. As your uncle, I will grieve your passing, but will take comfort in knowing that God will dry all tears and mend our broken hearts. So, to the immediate family, I want you to know that we all are hurting, but God is with us and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior will not leave us. Lets stay in contact and pray for each other.
Edd & Hattie White, San Antonio, Texas Mar 22 2018 12:00 AM
CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY.
Johnny Robinson Mar 10 2018 12:00 AM
me and my family prayer go out to the White family!!we know that the word tell use to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!!so Don is resting in the Lord!!sincerly Maudester White
Maudester White Mar 10 2018 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Don Sr.
Tyrone Holcomb Mar 10 2018 12:00 AM
My sincere condolence to the family of mr Don White youll are in my prayers that God gives you strength to accept his will
Estella Grant Mar 7 2018 12:00 AM
Praying for my cousin Don's family. Alice Wilson
Alice Wilson Mar 7 2018 12:00 AM