WILMINGTON — Jesse Wince White Jr., 72, passed into eternity Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at home surrounded by his family. He was born March 12, 1948, in Chowan County to Jesse Wince White Sr. and Minnie Bass White, who preceded him in death.
Jessie graduated from Chowan High School and worked in management at Winn-Dixie for 8 years. Then, he built a convenience store, White’s Mini Mart, and ran it for 20 years with family members. In 2003, he and his family moved to Wilmington and he went to work at Food Lion until he had to retire in 2010 due to a devastating illness. He was a longtime member of Warwick Swamp Baptist Church, Hobbsville, and then Myrtle Grove Baptist Church, Wilmington.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his infant son, Jesse Wayne; and sisters, Reba Stallings and Jean Ennis.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Iris Pickler White; and three daughters, Tracy White Feathers, and her husband, Scott, Susan Whitehurst Ford, and her husband, Alan, and Dorothy Whitehurst Macciola, and her husband, Tony. He deeply loved his 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He also had a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who he loved and kept in contact with.
Jessie was an avid North Carolina Tar Heels, Dallas Cowboys fan and loved sports of all kinds. Before his illness, his favorite pastimes were fishing and working in the yard.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 6, at Myrtle Grove Baptist Church, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, any donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401-7335; or Myrtle Grove Baptist Church Building Fund.
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