Ronnie Lee White

September 23, 1954July 30, 2018

Ronnie Lee White, of the Union Grove/ Olin community, passed peacefully from this world to the next on Monday, July 30, 2018. He was born September 23, 1954, and was preceded in death by his mother Margret Hall White and father Clyde White. Also preceding him in death was a brother, Gerald White. He is survived by two brothers; Gene White and Jimmy White (Andra). Also surviving is his large adopted family of staff and friends at the Elder Center of Statesville, his beloved “Day Home” for the past eight years, where he danced, laughed, sang, played and most of all was loved as he loved, and gave hugs to everybody. Having been blessed with Down’s syndrome, he was able to live out his nearly 64 years thinking that everyone loved him as he loved everybody. His heart was not burdened with the trappings “normal” people suffer with, hate and the knowledge of evil. Today, he is in Heaven with our Mom and Dad and Gerald. And since the restrictions of his speech and thought are now gone, I am sure he has not stopped telling everybody all the things that were locked up in his mind during his time on Earth. And when he hugged Jesus for the first time I’m sure he said, “THANK YOU for the angels you sent to be the staff of the Elder Center.” Funeral Services will be held at Union Grove United Methodist Church on Thursday August 2, 2018 at 2:00pm with Jimmy Kilby officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the funeral service, from 1:00 until 2:00 PM in the Church Sanctuary. We would like to thank the wonderful people from Hospice who made the last few days easier. In lieu of flowers we request that donations and thanks be sent to the Elder Center of Statesville. Ronnie’s family is being served by Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at


  • Elder Center of Statesville


  • Receiving of Friends Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, August 2, 2018

Ronnie Lee White

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Starr Harris

August 7, 2018

My shadow, my friend, rotten Ronnie, was a true gift from God above. He showed love unconditionally in the purest form... My heart rejoices that he is in heaven and I will see him again one day but my heart is also heavy because I will miss this sweet soul. The bond and the love we shared was a unique once-in-a-lifetime kind. 😊

Linda Marshall

August 2, 2018

Ronnie was born one day before my brother, and while I did not have the pleasure of knowing Ronnie personally,I know something about him after reading this special obituary. I believe his brother penned it and that Ronnie knew how much his family loved him. With that big smile, he certainly was a beacon for sharing love! We share in the mourning for losing one so dear and send peace to all who loved Ronnie.

John and Linda Marshall

Donna Guill

August 1, 2018

Sending prayers to Andra, Jimmy and family. Love you both! What a blessing he was and I loved the written words about such an incredible loving soul he was.

Sheila Campbell

August 1, 2018

Ronnie was a very good man, there was not ever a time that he seen me that he didn't always smile and hug me and run to greet me. He is rejoicing with his mom and dad in heaven now, he was defiantly a mom and dads boy and a HUGE helper.

Phyllis Lambert Lowe

July 31, 2018

Having grown up down the road from Ronnie, I was blessed to be his friend . He always knew me , no matter how long it had been since he saw me. A very sweet and innocent soul, was Ronnie White . My prayers are with you Gene , Jimmy and family.

Danny Howard

July 31, 2018

Ronnie, We will have Chicken on the other side.