Charlene G. White, 88, of Martinsville, Va. passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2022. She was born January 20, 1934, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Dr. Charles Lewis Gesell and Vyvan Gesell.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Bob White; her son, Robert Charles White; sisters, Jeanne Gesell Watson and Onslea Helen Gesell.
She is survived by one son, Ross Porterfield White (Susie Ray), of Martinsville; two grandchildren, Kayla White and Jamie Marsigit (Dino); and four great grandchildren.
Mrs. White was a native of New York where she graduated from Berkeley Institute High School in Brooklyn and Barnard College in 1951. Afterwards, she worked in the editorial department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In 1957 she married Bob P. White and moved to Martinsville where she became active in several civic organizations and did substitute teaching.
She has served as president of the Charity League of Martinsville Henry County, secretary of the board of directors of Chatmoss County Club and as the French cooking instructor at Reynolds Homestead in Critz.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Martinsville.
A private graveside service will be held at Roselawn Burial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Robert Charles White Scholarship Fund at Carlisle School, 300 Carlisle School, 300 Carlisle Road, Axton, Va. 24054.
McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Martinsville, Va. is serving the family.
To express condolences online, please visit www.collinsmckeestonemartinsville.com.
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