Jonathan Wayne White
April 21, 1951 - December 24, 2022

Jonathan ‘Wayne’ White, 71, passed away on December 24. 2022 due to conditions related to a medical event that occurred roughly six years ago. Wayne was born in Wilmington, NC on April 21, 1951, the youngest son of the late James David White and Erma Williams White. He is also predeceased by his brothers Glen White, Harry White, and Harvey White.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Debbie and their children Carey White, Chris White (Vicky), and Claudia James (Howard), and grandchildren Trinity Kate White, Cassidy Leigh Edge, Elizabeth Dunn, Andrew Loftis, and Jonathan James and many beloved nieces, nephews, sisters in law Donna Leonard, Dianne Kolb and husband Doug (who was a brother to him), and cousins.
Wayne loved God, his family, and friends. He was fiercely protective of his wife, children, and family. He was a kind and big-hearted man and we are so thankful that God blessed us with him. Wayne was active in his faith and served at Goshen Baptist Church as a deacon, children’s choir assistant, Sunday School teacher, and many other activities.
Wayne planned all of the family vacations (except the beach trips) and made sure his wife, Debbie got to experience everything she could possibly desire and then some while traveling all over the U.S. to almost every state including Alaska. He was adventurous, generous to a fault, and always supportive. His favorite activities involved telling jokes which the children and grandchildren enjoyed and the other was teasing Debbie. One time while trying to focus on something Deb said “Will you stop picking at me? I can’t focus!” To which he replied… it’s my favorite thing to do like breathing… teasing you, which was so endearing there was no response to that.
Special Thanks to Phil Davis (Wayne’s Caregiver) and Kateri, Angela, Raquel, and Stephanie of Lower Cape Fear Life Care Hospice. Your support Physically and Emotionally helped us through this difficult time.
There will be no service at this time. We are all grieving and hope to have an intimate service at a future date. In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to Goshen Baptist Church or Lower Cape Fear Life Care in Wayne’s memory.


  • Deb White Posted December 29, 2022 11:14 am

    Oh my darling! I miss you so much.

  • Paula and Dan James Posted December 30, 2022 8:41 pm

    Deb, We are so sorry that Wayne has moved on. He was a good man, and we know how devoted you were to him. Our prayers continue for you and your family. Paula and Dan

  • Kelly Stanley Posted December 30, 2022 8:43 pm

    Wayne was always so kind and easy going. He was genuinely interested in what everyone had to say and had such a knack for making others feel valued and loved. One of my favorite memories is of Wayne and Daddy – Daddy in his recliner tapping his foot and Wayne in the rocking chair strumming his guitar. I know he is watching over you from heaven Debra, and you will have a glorious reunion one day. No more sorrow, no more pain, no more struggles, heaven’s gain.

  • Susan King-Lanier Posted December 30, 2022 9:29 pm

    Deb, I’m so sorry to read about Wayne’s passing. It’s hard to imagine. Praying with you, your precious family, and all the extended “framily” he so carefully loved and encouraged. I remember him with great fondness. May Jesus be your comfort and sustenance now and in the days ahead. Hugs to all of you. 🤟🏼

  • Alison Miller Posted December 30, 2022 10:20 pm

    Deb, I am so sad to read this, but Im thankful he is healed and surrounded by our family in Heaven. We will see him again in paradise (with a guitar and a puppy Im sure!)

  • Todd Mann Posted December 31, 2022 12:02 am

    Debbie and family,
    Wayne was such a kind man and a faithful friend. He helped me clear our overgrown yard and put up fence around the entire property. He was there for our family multiple times when we needed help. He was a mentor to me as a deacon and I will never forget him until we see him again with Jesus. Our sincerest condolences and love to the White family during this time.
    Love, Todd and Yukie Mann

  • Dianne Kolb Posted December 31, 2022 3:39 pm

    Wayne was such a good brother and family man.. we love and miss him…prayers for my sister and all her family..❤️

  • Mary Ruth Posted December 31, 2022 3:40 pm

    Oh my heart has broken reading this. Growing up, he was always so kind and the biggest cheerleader to all our accomplishments. I am one of the many lives he touched and so thankful for him. Dear family, my thoughts, love, and prayers are with you all.

  • Gaynell and Edward Carmack Posted January 4, 2023 7:08 pm

    Diane my prayers are with you and the family. Wayne has gotten his angel wings and with our Lord in heaven.

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