Mitchell White, III, better known as “Mitch”, was born on November 20, 1974, in Cheverly, Maryland, to Nettie Edwards and Mitchell White, II. At nine years of age, he relocated to Littleton, North Carolina, and was raised by his maternal grandparents, the late Johnny and Pattie Manley. He transitioned from this earthly life on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, in Bowie, Maryland.
“Mitch” received his formal education in the public schools of Halifax County, North Carolina, and graduated from Northwest Halifax High School in Littleton, North Carolina. He then furthered his education at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
During his early life, “Mitch’ accepted Jesus Christ, was baptized, and became a member of the Roanoke Chapel Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina. He was active in the Youth Choir.
“Mitch” was employed as a ticket receiver with Amtrak at Union Station in Washington, DC, where he worked in several departments during his fifteen year tenure. Everyone loved him, and he was affectionately called “The Big man with the Big smile” at Amtrak.
“Mitch” lived life to the fullest! His best known attributes were his sweetness, humility and kindness. He was a true example of a man and would go above and beyond for anyone. He loved spending time with his family and friends, throwing cook-outs, and celebrating birthdays. One of his greatest passions was going to the football field with his son and nephews, and could spend the whole day there. He was a Die-Hard Redskins Fan.
“Mitch” and his fiance’, Tanya Wright, were deeply in love. They were inseparable and were to be married on May 5th, 2015. He was a great provider for his fiance’ and his children, Qua’Sean and Le’nauja, and worked hard to make sure their needs and wants were met.
Treasured and everlasting memories of his life and love will forever remain in the hearts and minds of his loving parents, Nettie Edwards (Simon) of Hyattsville, MD, and Mitchell White, II (Theresa) of Forestville, MD; his son and daughter, Qua’Sean White and Le’nauja Corece Johnson of Bowie, MD; his fiance’, Tanya Wright of Bowie, MD; two devoted sisters, Candice Edwards of Capitol Heights, MD, and Kia Edwards of Washington, DC; two brothers, Derrick Edwards of Chicago, IL, and Mark Smith of Laurel, MD; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; his special cousin and childhood friends, “Brothers of the Heart”, Darrell Alston, Thaddeous Taylor, Calvin Fields, Angelo, Arik, and Rodney Patterson, Jonathan and Earl Braxton, and David Morris.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Roanoke Chapel Baptist Church in Littleton, NC. The Pastor, Rev. Timothy Edwards, will deliver the eulogy, and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will repose until 8:30 P.M. on Friday, October 10, 2014, at Robinson Funeral Home in Littleton, NC, and at the church for one hour prior to the funeral time.