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Rev. Don White

Reverend Donald Terry White was born January 20, 1940, to the late Gordon and Lee Andrew White.  He departed this life August 19, 2022. At Quality Center for Rehabilitation and Healing LLC, Lebanon, Tennessee. 


Donald accepted Christ at a early age at Winter’s Chapel A.M.E Lebanon, Tennessee and also attended Second Missionary Baptist Church.  He was a graduate of Wilson County High School and Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee.  He loved to read about history especially African American History.  As a speed reader, Donald would often read a book a night.  He loved his family and would come back to Lebanon to take care of parents, siblings, and other relatives.  You could look for Don to be at funerals of classmates, friends, and neighborhood acquaintances in Lebanon and throughout Middle Tennessee.


Don accepted his call to Ministry on September 14, 1981, followed by a certificate of Ordination.  He would later return to the African Methodist Episcopal Church and unite with Greater Bethel AMEC under the leadership of Bishop Clement W. Fugh.  After being ordained an iterant elder Don would pastor several churches in the Tennessee Annual Conference.  He retired from the pastoral ministry after 30 years of service. 


In addition to his parents Donald was preceded in death by his son Ralph White, sister Johnnie Benita White, brother and sister-in-law Robert and Eddie Lee White and the love of his life, his wife Mary Elizabeth White.


He is survived by devoted Sister-Evelyn Cason; bonus children Reverend Dennis D. Lawson, Hilliary L. Parks III, Angela M. Parks; grandchildren Jorie N. Lawson Benjamin (Jonathan), Dennis D. Lawson II, Kendall V. Parks; devoted and loving niece and nephews Mavis Chubbs, Reginald “Gill” White (Marie), Broderick White (Trina), Quinton Cason; other nieces and nephews Camara Cason, Greg & Rico Cason and Joshua Glenn; Great nephews-BJ White and Darren Dilligard; Special cousins-James Sherrill, Sharnin Miller, Mary Williams, and Brenda Whiting; Sisters and Brothers-in-laws Shirley Conley (Robert), Clara Lawson, Salomia Jeffers (Benjamin), Francene Brown (Glenn), Cordelia A. Lawson, Lawrence D. Lawson (Eunice), Theodore Strong, and a host of relatives, friends, and the Greater Bethel Church Family.

  Viewing Thursday, September 1, 2022, 1-6:00pm, at funeral home. Visitation Friday, September 2, 2022, 11-12pm with funeral to follow at Greater Bethel AME Church 1200 South Street. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery North. Complete Obituary Forthcoming.

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I was sad to hear the passing of my beloved cousin Don White. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family in this most difficult time. Evelyn weeping my endure for a night but know that joy will come in the morning. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Be encourage my family and I'm praying that the peace of God will be your portion. Love you all!
Pastor Benny & Co-Pastor Sharnin Miller (NaNa)

SHARNIN MILLER Sep 2 2022 1:10 PM

To the family our prayers and thoughts are with you in your time of loss. We to you commend our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who's love and grace will sustain you through all things. Mt. Zion A.M. E Church Centerville Tn. Rev. Kenneth Odom, Pastor Sis. Frankye Ward , Pastor Steward.

Frankye Ward Sep 2 2022 10:38 AM

With deep sympathy during this time of sorrow
. Our prayers are with the White family and frends.

Leonard STEVERSON Jr Sep 2 2022 9:33 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rev. Don White

Marshalene Randle Aug 31 2022 10:18 PM

Sorry for your loss; praying for your entire family. Reverend White was formerly a member and Associate Minister at Hopewell M.B. Church on Monroe St. where he faithfully served in many capacities, including Sunday School, Baptist Training Union, and Vacation Bible School; he also worked with my husband Ronald (Speedy) at Jimmy Kelly's Restaurant .God Bless you all. Reverend Cloreace W. Eppenger.

Cloreace W. Eppenger Aug 26 2022 9:27 AM

Our deepest condolences are with the white family, our prayers are with you all.
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Lamecia Waters Aug 24 2022 11:45 PM

My love and prayers to the family. Rev. White was a very sweet person.

Ruby Perkins Aug 23 2022 3:33 PM

Evelyn & White Family; Sending my sincere sympathy in the homegoing of your loved one . my thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of pain and sorrow Rev. White song has ended but his precious memory will lingers on after all you still have joy rest well he will be truly missed by all.

Dewayne Chumney Aug 23 2022 12:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rev. Don White

Audrey Rhodes Aug 22 2022 7:29 PM


Audrey Rhodes Aug 22 2022 7:28 PM