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Brightie E. ‘B.E.’ White Jr., 89, longtime pastor who authored 18 books

Brightie E. ‘B.E.’ White Jr.

WILMINGTON — Dr. Brightie E. “B.E.” White Jr., 89, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center. Dr. White graduated from Wake Forest University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and retired from First Baptist Church of Hillsborough.

Brightie served as pastor of several churches and their respective communities over the years, including First Baptist Church of Snow Hill, Park View Baptist Church of Durham, and First Baptist Church of Elizabeth City prior to Hillsborough. Early in his ministry, he served as assistant pastor of Five Points Baptist Church of Wilson and First Baptist Church of Granite Falls. He was the author of 18 books and taught over 50 seminary extension courses.

He is survived by his daughter, Julie C. Spence, and her husband, Tolly; sons, John Mark White, and his wife, Ana, and David C. White, and his wife, Kim; and five grandchildren, Tad, Lily and Claire Spence and Sarah and Katie White.

Burial will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Burke Memorial Park, Morganton.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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