Lynette White

Published 9:12 pm Monday, March 30, 2015

HOLLY GROVE, N.C. — Carol Lynette White, 54, passed on to be with the Lord from her home on White Post Farm on Monday, March 30, 2015, where she was passionate about her heritage and the family farm.



Lynette was born in Franklin on Dec. 25, 1960, and was the daughter of Thomas W. White, of Franklin, and Dorothy V. Speight, of Woodbridge. Raised in northern Virginia, Lynette returned to her southern roots of Gates County, N.C., and Nansemond-Suffolk. Following a career with a Washington, D.C., law firm, and as an associate with Ernst & Young, she relocated to the “home place” and became a dedicated employee of the city of Suffolk for 18 years. She retired in 2011 as the first director of tourism for the city and had formerly served as a senior business development manager.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her two children, Daniel K. Barrow and Lauren M. Martinez and husband, David; a granddaughter, Makayla M. Barrow; a half-brother, Jimmy, and wife, Lori; a half-sister, Angie; and two nieces.

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Services will be private. Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, N.C., is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation, 3282 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta, GA 30237.

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