Joyce Faye White
Jun 23, 1940 – Dec 21, 2016
Joyce Faye White, age 76, passed away on Wednesday (December 21, 2016) at home with her loved ones from her courageous battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Marietta J. Dixon and the late William Warren Haight. She was the beloved wife of the late James H. White and she was survived by her three children, LaDonna Morgan (Derek), Charles Jackson and Janice Warren (Louis); twelve grandchildren two of which are deceased, one granddaughter-in-law and one grandson-in-law, nineteen great grandchildren and host of other relatives.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church 11 o’clock Monday morning, December 26, 2016.
As a child she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Washington. In 1980 she joined St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Largo, MD and she later joined the St. Joseph Ladies’ Auxiliary No. 141. When visiting family in North Carolina, she decided to retire in Durham, North Carolina. She later joined Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in 2011. During her illness, she started attending Saint Catherine of Siena.
She attended Washington, DC public schools and later received a diploma in Business from Temple Business College. Prior to moving to Maryland, she worked at Marlo’s Furniture for 7 ½ years. While in Maryland, she worked at Prince George’s General Hospital for 17 ½ years, during this time she fell in love with nursing and was inspired to go back to school. She attended Leland School of Nursing in 1987 and then went to work at Walter Reed Army. After working in several Pathology Departments she took a position with the office of Medical Examiners in Rockville, MD, where she retired after 19 years.
She was avid Washington Redskin fan since the 1960’s, a season ticket owner and would sometimes travel with the team. Thanks to her son-in-law Louis who was a high school track and field coach, she fell in love with the sport. She also became Grandma to all the track kids and she loved them all very much.