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Shawn Jermaine White / April 13, 2021

Shawn Jermaine White, 47, of Chase City died Friday, April 9, 2021 at VCU Medical Center in Richmond.
Mr. White was born in South Boston Feb. 20, 1974 to Percy Holmes Sr. and Margaret Saunders White. He was a member of Saint Luke Baptist Church in Skipwith. He was a 1992 graduate of Bluestone Senior High School.

He furthered his education at Norfolk State University, and later attended truck driving school, receiving his CDL license. He started his own trucking business, SJW Trucking and White's Transport. Mr. White was a member of the Knights of Pythagoras, and later becoming a member of the RC Yancey Masonic Lodge 284. He enjoyed hunting and riding his motorcycle.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory three sons, Christopher and Shawn, Jr. of Greenville, N.C., and Malik White of Chase City; a devoted goddaughter, Makita Brooks of Columbia, S.C.; his parents, Percy H. White Sr. and Margaret S. White of Chase City; two brothers, Percy White Jr. (Alicia) and Corey White Sr. (Key’sha); sister, Alisha White; uncles, Norman White, Earnest White, Maxie Clay, and Willie Thomas; aunts, Lila Clay, Alice Thomas, Juanita White, Gloria White and Tammy White, three nephews, three nieces, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

Graveside Services will be held Saturday, April 17, at 2 p.m. at St. Luke Baptist Church Cemetery, Skipwith with Rev. Franklin Watson II officiating. Public viewing will be held on Friday, April 16 from 2-6 p.m. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a mask will be required for all viewings and services.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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