Alice Virginia Maddox White, 87, of 4171 Roaring Run Road, Goode, Virginia, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at Lynchburg General Hospital, Virginia. She was the wife of the late Arthur Remington White Jr. in a marriage that spanned 55 years.
She was born Nov. 24, 1931 in Richmond, a daughter of the late Paul Maddox and Hilda Etta Cornell Maddox. She was a member of Providence United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a retired nurse. Alice was proud to be one of the founding members of The Haiti Mission and a Master of Foxhounds of the Mecklenburg Hunt.
She is survived by one son, Paul Maddox Remington White and his wife Andrea of Georgetown, South Carolina; two daughters, Alicia White Daily and her husband Dick of Goode, and Dr. Virginia White Gale and her husband Dixon Cole of Locust Hill, Virginia. Mrs. White enjoyed her nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren, as well as her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Cornell White, and an older sister, Dorothy Sykes of Richmond, Virginia.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28211 by the Rev. Dr. R.A. “Dick” Daily and the Rev. Dr. Bill Jeffries.
The family suggests that those wishing to honor Mrs. White with a memorial gift to please consider supporting the ongoing work of The Haiti Mission by sending your contribution to either: The Haiti Mission Foundation, P.O. Box 895, Charlottesville, Va. 22902 or https://thehaitimission.org/donate/.
Finch & Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista, Virginia, is in charge of arrangements.
Please visit the online tribute at www.finchandfinchfuneralservice.com to share a memory or send a condolence to the family.
On a more personal note, family and friends remember Alice as a wonderful, faithful woman of God, a lifelong United Methodist Church goer and dedicated missionary. She was an artist, a horse farmer, an RN with a private pilot’s license. She cared deeply for those in our world who had little and she gave much…of herself, her treasures and her example. Her 40 years of leadership in The Haiti Mission has literally transformed thousands of lives, and her legacy continues into the third generation. Her role as active wife, mother, church worker, grand and great-grandmother had many positives that live on in those who she blessed. She grew up as a Methodist and enjoyed the music of the church as both a choir member, and as a lover of classical church music. She was a marvelous cook, always a “Virginia Lady…born and bred” and kept that high standard throughout her life. She fought against limitations and proved that even the sky was NOT her limit…she will be missed.