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Audrey Jessee White / February 22, 2018

Audrey Jessee White, of Lynchburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at Sentara Woodview in South Boston. She was the widow of David Hampton White Sr., to whom she was married 53 years.

Born Dec. 28, 1934 in Lynchburg to the late Mable Powell Jessee and Norris Taft Jessee, Audrey graduated from EC Glass High School and Duke University, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She taught school at Forest Hills Elementary School, Paul Munro Elementary School, and James River Day School. After retiring from teaching, Audrey was a realtor at Smith Mountain Lake. She was a life-long knitter, an avid crafter, and a loyal Duke basketball fan. Audrey travelled extensively with David, particularly enjoying Hawaii, Las Vegas, and Spain. While spending time at their beach home in Sunset Beach, N.C,. she and David loved to shag dance at Myrtle Beach clubs.

She leaves behind her family, a daughter and son-in-law, Ellen White and Reuben Ramsey of Lynchburg, sons and daughters-in-law, Dave and Kim White of South Boston, and Wade and Teresa White of Forest and grandchildren, Jesse White, Hampton White, and Katherine White. Also surviving are sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Eleanor Tabor of Elon, Norma White of Forest, and Susan and Paul Henderson of Lynchburg, and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother, Louis Jessee.

A graveside service will be held Monday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. at Fort Hill Memorial Park, Lynchburg.

The family will receive friends at a reception following the service from noon-2 p.m. at Boonsboro Country Club.

The family encourages memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1022 Commerce Street, Suite 3C, Lynchburg, VA 24504, or to a charity of your choice.

The family extends heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful staff and loving sitters who cared for Audrey at Serenity at the Woodview.

Memories and thoughts may be shared with the family at

Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the family.

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