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Carolyn Faye Caldwell White

April 19, 1947 - July 4, 2021

Carolyn Faye Caldwell White was born April 19,1947 in Lynchburg, VA at Virginia Baptist Hospital. She passed away at her home in Jackson, MS on July 4,2021 at the age of 74. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents Berlyn Gilbert Caldwell and Dora Louise Simpson Caldwell both of Lynchburg, VA.

She graduated in 1965 from Brookville High in Lynchburg, VA where she was a majorette and a member of the debate team.  In 1969, she graduated from Saint Andrews Presbyterian College.  She was a history teacher for more than 50 years. Her career began at E.C. Glass in Lynchburg, VA and she continued teaching after moving to Mississippi.  She finished her career at Jim Hill High School in Jackson, MS. She was involved with her students, encouraging and supporting them in the classroom and in many extra—curricular activities.

In Lynchburg, she became a member of the ADK Education Society, the League of Women Voters and the Virginia History Society. She was also intimately involved in the formation and success of the IB Program at Jim Hill.

She was a devoted member of Fondren Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS where she served in many capacities including Education Committee Chair and every other activity that was a part of the congregation’s success.

It can be said that Mrs. White was a person who loved with her whole heart. There was not a student or friend who did not know that they were loved and cherished. Her passing has left a hole in our hearts that will never be filled. Please know that if she knew you, you held a special place in her heart.

She is survived by her former husband, Claude “Stan” White, JR, of Lima, Ohio, her aunt, Gertrude Duval of Lynchburg, VA and her children and grandchildren; her first cousin, Laura Lee Nuckles, of Lynchburg, VA.; her cousin Walter Lawrence “Larry”, Foster, IV; his wife Courtney Michelle Gover Foster, their two children, her cousin Jennie Lee Decker of Forest, VA and her husband Robert Earl Decker III and their two children. She is also survived by her three beloved cats Larry, Mimi and Pumpkin.

In lieu of flowers we are asking that donations be made to the Tunica Humane Society at  4500 Fox Island Road Tunica, MS 38676 or to Quaker Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg, VA, where she was a long time member.

On Saturday, July 17, 2021, there will be a visitation at Tharp Funeral Home in Lynchburg, VA at 12:00 p.m. followed by a service at 1:00 p.m. Presiding over the service is the Reverend Nancy Dawson.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Madison Heights, is assisting the family.

On Saturday, July 17, 2021, there will be a visitation at Tharp Funeral Home in Lynchburg, VA at 12:00 p.m. followed by a service at 1:00 p.m. Presiding over the service is the Reverend Nancy Dawson.

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