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Rev. Don White

January 20, 1940 — August 19, 2022

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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