Paula W. White

November 15, 1934February 4, 2019

Paula White--cherished wife, beloved mother, adored aunt, great aunt, and great-great aunt, and friend to all--passed away on February 4, 2019, at The Harbor, Renaissance Marquis, Rome, Georgia. She is predeceased by her parents, Horace and Alma Whatley, and a sister, June Whatley Daniel. She is survived by her husband, Leonard White; her son, Rick White; and her niece, Dannette Daniel Duckworth.

Paula was born at Emory Hospital and grew up in Zebulon, Georgia. Paula and her family suffered a traumatic event with the death of her father when she was very young. His death plunged the family into desperate circumstances, but they were able to overcome adversity and prospered. These experiences shaped Paula’s personality: resilient, determined, thrifty, and caring. Following graduation from Zebulon High School, she attended West Georgia College, where she met the love of her life, Leonard. They began dating there and continued dating at the University of Georgia, where she obtained her undergraduate in Home Economics, and her MEd. She was a member of PEO, Chapter AO, and loved and was loved by her PEO sisters.

Leonard and Paula dated for three years before getting married. They were married 62 years.

After graduation, she embarked on a teaching career, focused primarily on elementary students. At first, she taught at Model School, but the majority of her career was spent in DeKalb County, from which she retired. Post retirement and in later life, Paula and Leonard loved traveling, particularly to Elder Hostels, and traveling out west and cruising.

A visitation service will be conducted at Daniel’s Funeral Home on Thursday, February 7th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The funeral service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Friday, February 8th beginning at 2 p.m. A private graveside service for the family will follow at Oaknoll Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church (1941 Shorter Avenue, Rome, GA 30165).


  • Alma Hawkins Whatley, Mother
  • Horace W. Whatley, Father
  • Leonard F. White, Sr., Husband
  • Leonard "Rick" F. White, Jr., Son
  • Dee Dee Duckworth, Niece


  • Receiving Friends Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 8, 2019

Paula W. White

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alisha Parkeer

February 12, 2019

Mrs. White is in a much better place than this earth, knowing that their will be a void in families lives, rest and peace knowing she is walking and talking with Christ her Saviour. Think of all the little chats we had over the years at one of her doctor office visits. She was a precious sweet lady. Love and prayers...

Mary Anne and Bob Brannon

February 7, 2019

Mr. White, Rick, Karen and the entire family, Bob and I send our sincere condolences. We are friends of Rick and Karen and associated with The Front Porch Players, Karen's theater. I have had the pleasure of seeing you and Paula at several of our performances. Thank you for your support.

You are in our prayers as you seek to find peace, knowing that you have family and friends who love you.

jodi Farmer

February 5, 2019

Sorry for your lose, Mr. White. You and your family are in our prayers.

Jodi Farmer
Office Manager at Village Theatres, Inc.
Former Employee of Avery Drugs