Ollie Vernon White

Published 9:39 pm Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ollie Vernon “O.V.” White, 82, of 313 Boat St., Suffolk, Va., died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Sentara Obici Hospital. He was a native of Nansemond County and the son of Ollie White and Mary V. White.

He was a graduate of East Suffolk High School. He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was a member of St. Mark AME Zion Church. He was a member of Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge 48P and Hall Place Community Civic League.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Barbara Ann White; five daughters, Wendy Renay Lawler (Richard), Annette W. Goodman (Eugene), both of Suffolk, Angela W. Heflin (Douglas), of Chesapeake, Debbie Ann White and LaTrina W. Dirtion (Rodney), both of Suffolk; two sons, Ronald White (Diane), of Queens, N.Y., and Vernon White Sr., of Suffolk; sisters, Barbara Lewis, of Georgia, and Madelene McDuffle (Robert), of Florida; brothers, James White, of Suffolk, and Phillip White (Becky), of Texas; 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one aunt, Cora Ricks; one uncle, Edward White; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Metropolitan Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Dr. Vincent Jones Sr. Entombment will be in Carver Memorial Mausoleum. A wake will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 13, 2012, at St. Mark AME Zion Church, 817 McKinley Ave., Suffolk. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mark AME Zion Church Building Fund. Crocker Funeral Home Inc. is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.