Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Gracie E. White

11/09/1944 - 04/18/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 11am, Monday, April 24, 2017
Garrett Memorial Community Church
2843 Victoria Avenue Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Calvary Cemetery
1600 St. Julian Avenue Norfolk VA

Gracie Elizabeth White entered the world on November 9th, 1944 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernice and Andrew Privott. Gracie entered her rest on April 18th 2017. Reared in a Christian household, Gracie’s love for the lord permeated every aspect of her life. Gracie received her education at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, VA. Gracie was married to the late Edward White. May 9th, 1963, when she moved to Chicago, IL, while in Chicago she was a very active political lead in her community. Gracie returned to Norfolk, VA where she worked for Norfolk Public Schools, Parks and Recreation as a volunteer, Boddie-Noell Enterprises Inc, and Walmart. She joined Garrett Community Baptist Church in 1975. She was a choir member, worked on the Kitchen Ministry, on the Usher Board, Pastor Aide Committee, First Lady Aide, and she catered for venues all over the Tidewater area. Gracie was a member of Grandy Park Civic League as a Treasurer for over 10 years. She leaves to treasure her memory her beloved seven children Cliffton Privott(Selena) of Norfolk, VA, Felicia Cheatham (late Eddie Cheatham) Baltimore, Maryland, Perassa Porter (Eddie Porter) of Chesapeake, Roshanda Griffin of St. Louis, Salathiel White (Donita White) of Virginia Beach, Raytron L. White of Norfolk, VA, Tonya Harley of Norfolk, VA, special Granddaughter Brandy Hayward, eighteen Grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren; siblings Thelma Holley, Bernice Barnes, Annie Mae Ryland, Sarah Pyatt (Charles) and a host of nieces and nephews. Gracie loved the church and the Lord. She also had a great love for the children in the communities of Norfolk and throughout the Hampton Roads area. Gracie had a sense of adventure and lived life to the fullest. Her smile illuminated every room she entered! Not a person of pretense, Gracie had a loving and giving spirit. She accepted people as they were and embraced people from all walks of life! Gracie was a good listener, secret and confidence keeper, and a sheltering friend. She enjoyed singing, shopping, and the San Francisco 49ers! Gracie is now with the Lord donning blinged-out wings and lavender high heels.

Tanya Riddick Gino, May loving and happy memories shared with your Mom help carry you through your heartache and sorrow. Thinking of you and your family with love. Cousin Tanya
Posted: 4/22/2017
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Deborah J. McNeal Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Praying that God's love and peace comfort the family during this difficult time. To my friend, Raytron, I am praying for you and your family.
Posted: 4/22/2017
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Latrice Williams Sending my prayers to my friend Tonya aka Gucci and her family in this difficult time. Love u
Posted: 4/22/2017
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Claudette
Posted: 4/21/2017
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Claudette Brown Truly sorry for your loss my prayers and condolences to your family, she is a phenomenal woman psalms :27 and psalms 46:10 and 11 love the browns
Posted: 4/21/2017
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Latrice MY PRAYERS ARE WITH HER FAMILY
Posted: 4/21/2017
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Dana Mayo My prayers and thoughts of strength are with you and your family during this time. May God give you peace that passes understanding.
Posted: 4/21/2017
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Beernice A Barnes To the Family of Gracie White, your mother was a gentle and kind soul, She Loved all of you very much and was proud of you all. She has gone TO HAVEN TO BE WITH HER LORD!! REST ON IN PEACE MY SISTER!!!! I LOVE YOU AND I MISS YOU ALREADY. LOVE YOUR LITTLE SISTER BERNICE (LU-LU).
Posted: 4/20/2017
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