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Jeanne White

Posted By obits On June 24, 2015 @ 3:18 pm In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 29 Comments

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Jeanne Chappell White, age 86, died June 24, 2015, at her home in Hertford, NC. A native of Perquimans County, she was the daughter of the late Nereus William and Leora Ward Chappell, and the widow of Hilton McCoy (Whitey) White.

Jeanne’s service to the citizens of Perquimans County began in the Sheriff’s Office, continued in the Clerk of Court’s Office and culminated in her election to the position of Register of Deeds in 1976. She was the first woman elected to a county office in Perquimans County. She held this position until her retirement in 1993. She served twelve years as Clerk to the Perquimans County Board of Commissioners, on the Board of Directors of the Perquimans County Restoration Association, on the Board of Trustees of The Museum of the Albemarle, on the Planning Board for the Town of Winfall and was an instructor of Notary Public Training at College of the Albemarle.

She was a member of the New and Bold Decorators, which was a group of friends who offered their decorating talents throughout the region with proceeds benefiting the Newbold-White House restoration. She was appointed by Gov. James Hunt to serve as Chairman of the Perquimans County Committee for America’s 400th Anniversary Celebration from 1984 to 1987.

Jeanne is survived by her daughter, Dianne White Stallings, of Belvidere; sons, David H. White of Atlanta, GA and Reginald L. White, of Raleigh; three grandsons, Tim Phelps, Graham White and Colin White; a great granddaughter, Carly Jeanne Phelps; a step granddaughter, Jovan Ward and husband Quincy; great grandsons, Wesley and Matthew Ward; sisters, Zenovah White of Belvidere, Willie Mae Symons of Hertford, Linda Roberts of Virginia Beach, VA; brother, N. W. (Bill) Chappell, Jr. and wife, Ruby of Richmond, VA; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Douglas Stallings.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Hertford Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 124 West Market Street, Hertford, NC on Saturday, June 27, at 3:00 p.m. and will be officiated by the Rev. Gene Boyce. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Perquimans County Restoration Association, P. O. Box 103, Hertford, NC 27944. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting. the White family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting https://www.twifordfh.com.

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Condolence from Tina C Chappell on June 24th, 2015 4:19 pm

So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was always so gracious and sweet to me over the years. I was glad to have known her. Love ya’ll.

Condolence from Austerberto R. Palis, Jr on June 24th, 2015 4:38 pm

May your grief be consoled by fond memories of your mom. I offer my condolences to you in this tough time.

Condolence from Linda Owens on June 24th, 2015 5:20 pm

The tide rolls in and the tide rolls out… We breathe in and we breathe out and then the day comes that our breath expires and we transition homeward. Jeanne will be missed here by many but we know she will be waiting for our souls to reunite one day….. and what a sweet and kind soul she is. Much love to the family. May you find comfort in friends and family and all the wonderful memories .

Condolence from Mary Frances Twiddy on June 24th, 2015 6:08 pm


I am so sorry to see of your sister’s death. I know you have an empty place in your heart at this time, but try to fill it with those precious memories that you have of her. Love and prayers to all of you at this difficult time. Mary Frances and Pat Twiddy

Condolence from Art Duke on June 24th, 2015 6:14 pm

Thinking about you , Reggie, and your family. I’ll always remember the trip we took with your mom and Mary Alice to Las Vegas. Oh what fun! Sending love and prayers your way. Art Duke.

Condolence from Cindy Pierce Manuli on June 24th, 2015 7:18 pm

Reggie, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. My heart goes out to you and your family. May you find peace and comfort in the coming days.

Condolence from Darren and Danna Saunders on June 24th, 2015 7:20 pm

Dianne, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was such a sweet lady. She shared daylilies with us many years ago. They continue to multiply and we will think of her with a smile every year as they bloom. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

Condolence from Kay Acurio on June 24th, 2015 8:26 pm

Sending love and prayers to all of you. Mrs. Jeanne was beautiful inside and out. She always looked like she was on a magazine cover; very elegant and pretty always. Cherish all the great memories! In His Love, Kay Acurio

Condolence from Carolyn White Hufton on June 24th, 2015 8:41 pm

Dianne & family I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Jeanne was such a sweet , pretty lady. I remember when we were neighbors on Dobbs St. & I would tell my mom that she was a nice lady. I pray that God will give you all strength, peace & comfort in the days ahead. My love to you all.

Condolence from charlotte stallings on June 24th, 2015 9:02 pm

So sorry for the loss of your mother. Such a sweet lady and had always had a smile for you. She will
surely missed by a lot. Love you Diane

Condolence from Nancy Perry on June 24th, 2015 10:22 pm

Your mom will be missed by many people in many places. She was a very sweet lady. Your family is in our thought and prayer.

Condolence from Mollie Bunch and Family on June 24th, 2015 10:44 pm

Diane and Family,

So sorry to hear about Mrs. Jeanne. Mrs. Jeanne was a very sweet lady. May she RIP. God has received another Angel

Mollie Bunch Belch and Family

Condolence from Dr. Marty Edwards, ND on June 24th, 2015 10:46 pm

Reggie, i am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Condolence from Gene and Lydia Perry on June 25th, 2015 7:12 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be greatly missed but what a heavenly reunion she is having not only with family and friends, but she has met Jesus face to face. Let God’s grace be your strength in the days ahead. Love Gene and Lydia

Condolence from Tricia Jones on June 25th, 2015 9:11 am

Dianne, so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful woman. I Know your memories will carry you through the rest of your life.
It did not matter where or when I saw your mom over the years, she always stopped and took the time to see how I was doing.
She did wonderful things for Perquimans County over the years. I know you are proud of her!
Take Care

Condolence from Joan & Joe Harrell on June 25th, 2015 10:35 am

Just wanted you to know we’re thinking of you & praying for God’s strength in the following days…your mom always had something nice to say & her smile was contagious!! She will truly be missed…love you much♡ Joan & Joe

Condolence from Jamie West on June 25th, 2015 1:31 pm

I am so sorry about your Mom. She was sweet & beautiful woman. She has been in my thoughts since I heard she was ill. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Rhonda Waters on June 25th, 2015 2:17 pm

Dianne, I am thinking of you and your family as you mourn the loss of your dear mother and loved one. She was a gracious lady who contributed greatly to our community. She will be missed and remembered fondly by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Sincerely

Condolence from Mary Vidaurri on June 25th, 2015 2:46 pm

I don’t often use the term “lady” but I do think of Jeanne as a special lady, so full of grace. She was such an asset to Perquimans County and will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Condolence from Patricia Elliott Cameron on June 25th, 2015 4:30 pm

Linda and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. We know she is in a heavenly place without pain , sorrow or sadness. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this time of loss.
God bless,

Condolence from Jesse & Rhonda Wood on June 25th, 2015 10:28 pm

Thoughts and Prayers go out to Ms. Jeanne’s
family. She was a wonderful lady and always had a smile and something nice to say when we saw her. Prayers for you all now and in the days to come.

With Our Sympathy,
Jesse & Rhonda Wood

Condolence from Tommy and Linda Tilley on June 26th, 2015 8:39 am

Dianne and Family,
We extend our deepest sympathy upon the death of your dear mother. Perquimans has lost a cherished native, and heaven has received another angel.

Condolence from Shannon Cox Baker on June 26th, 2015 1:57 pm

Dianne and David – We will miss your mom. She was a genteel Southern lady and we always enjoyed her company. We will remember her warm smile, kind words, and fashionable attire! Her inner strength and independence were admirable. A true steel magnolia. We hope you find strength in the legacy and memory she leaves behind. With love and respect – Shannon, Chad and Isla Baker

Condolence from collyn gaffney on June 26th, 2015 3:05 pm

reggie, my sweet, i never had the pleasure of meeting your mom directly, but i know she was a beautiful human being because you are so wonderful. sending big hugs your way, my friend. so sorry for your loss. i love you.

Condolence from Lureen Williams on June 27th, 2015 9:05 am

Diane and Family,
I will always remember your mother’s warm smile and kind words. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lureen Williams

Condolence from Victoria Williams on June 27th, 2015 10:26 am

We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.
She was a very classy lady. You are in our prayers.
Vicki & Howard Williams

Condolence from Donald Newton on June 28th, 2015 10:32 am

Ms . Jeanne was always pleasant to be around. May God bless each of you during your time of grief.

Condolence from Barbara Spivey Scott on June 29th, 2015 9:38 am

I hope your wonderful memories of your mother will be a comfort to you in the days ahead. Thinking of all of you.

Condolence from Ann White Baker on June 30th, 2015 8:50 am

I did not know your mom that well, but do remember her from when we were kids. Also heard Carole(Tim) talk about her often. We all have feelings that are a little more personal when someone we remember from the past loses a family member. God bless your family.

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