“Dot” White, 90, was born on March 14, 1921 and died at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center (formerly known as Chesapeake General Hospital) on February 8, 2012.
She was born in Grandy, N.C. to Henry Marshall & Elizabeth Belle Grandy Ballance, and lived her adult life in South Norfolk. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Nocton A. White, seven brothers & sisters, and a very special longtime friend, Norma.
She was a longtime member of South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church, and a member of the Dorcas Class, in which she had many friends.
Dot graduated from nursing school at Kings Daughters Hospital in Portsmouth, VA, as an RN on September 28, 1943. She was a pioneer as the first nurse at NORSHIPCO shipyard, and worked there for many years.
Noc & Dot loved the beach and enjoyed spending time in their cottage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina many years ago.
Dot was meticulous, incredibly organized, and a creature of habit.
She refused to take credit when credit was due, pooh-poohed any attention thrown her way, and did not feel even an obituary was necessary, yet few were more deserving. While always forthright and upfront, but honest, those who knew her well would surely attest that she was a “real hoot”! Her dry sense of humor and hilarious anecdotes would leave you in stitches.
Dot leaves behind to cherish her memory her step-daughters Eileen Wynne (Ken), and Grace West (Bill); brothers and sisters in-law, Rev. Dan Jones and Gerry, Leon “Baney” White and Rosa; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
She will be greatly missed by her nephew Jimmy Reece and wife Laura, who were her caretakers in her final years. “We love and will miss you very much”!
The family wishes to thank the wonderful people at Autumn Care of Chesapeake for their kindness, generosity, and professionalism in her last months…especially her new best friend, Kimberland Sears, who made her smile, laugh, and feel very special.
Also, special thanks to RN Timothy Griffin for his care and kindness to her and the family as she made her final transition. He is a huge asset to Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 13, 2012 at the Francis Gay Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1146 Rodgers Street, Chesapeake, with Rev. Amos Eby officiating. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church, 1030 Jackson Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23324.