Jennifer Anne White passed away on May 6, 2020 at her home at the Oaks at Forsyth in Winston-Salem, NC. She was born April 18, 1967 in Pensacola, Florida to Robert Carlyle White and Elaine Louise McConnell White. Jennifer attended Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School and UNC Charlotte, and worked for a brief time as a radiology technician at Forsyth Memorial Hospital. In November 1989, Jennifer was in a tragic automobile accident which resulted in a brain injury that changed her life, and those who loved her, forever. Despite a lifetime of pain, Jennifer was an incredibly resilient soul, whose humor and friendliness inspired those who would come to know and love her. She never knew a stranger and always tried to make others laugh and feel loved while in her presence. Jennifer's quirks were as abundant as they were endearing and included intricate yarns, unfiltered commentary, and the occasional inappropriate joke. Her true happiness was a lukewarm cup of coffee and a warm hand to hold. She was a lovable hoot and her indomitable spirit will be missed in this world.
Jennifer was preceded in death by her beloved mother Elaine Louise McConnell White. Elaine’s dedication to Jennifer’s recovery was motherly love at its absolute finest. Jennifer is survived by her father Robert White, stepmother Carole, and half-brother Matthew all of Round Mountain, Texas; her sister Katherine White and her daughter, Ava Foster of Oakland, California; Maternal aunts Michelle Harris (husband Bill and sons, Kevin, Chris, and Michael) of Greensboro, NC; Renee Stanfield (late husband, Mike and son Scott); and Betty Matthews (late husband Marty) of McDonough, Ga.; and very special family friend, Courtney Coghill. Jennifer was fortunate to have many wonderful caregivers in her life and the family is eternally grateful to the staff at Oaks at Forsyth for years of patience and tender loving care.
A celebration of Jennifer‘s life will take place on August 3rd at 11 am at Saint Leo’s Catholic Church in Winston-Salem, NC.
In the lieu of flowers, please donate to the Springwell Network of Winston-Salem, NC (formerly Group Homes of Forsyth) or commit yourself to daily silent acts of kindness and compassion.
Cox-Needham Funeral Home is respectfully serving the White family. Online condolences can be made on line at www.coxneedham.com
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