OBITUARY

Ann Archer White (Whiteside)

Passed away on February 3, 2021

Ann Archer White (Whiteside), 82, of Temple Terrace, FL, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and butterfly gardener passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at Melech Hospice House in Temple Terrace with her family by her side. Ann’s family was her greatest joy.

Born in Washington, DC to Dr. Isaac Holmes Archer and Edwina Rose Malcolm, Ann grew up in Asheville, NC. She graduated from The College of Wooster with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, The University of North Carolina with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and University of South Florida with a Master’s Degree in Gerontology. Ann had a long career as a social worker, first at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina, then with Hillsborough County Public Schools, and finally at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa where she worked for more than 20 years, until retiring in 2003. For her many years of mentoring social work interns from several different universities, in 2000 Ann was presented with the North American Field Educators and Directors Heart of Social Work Award for Lifetime Achievement in Field Instruction.

In her retirement, Ann enjoyed travel, gardening, and volunteering. She was an active member of Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church for 44 years, where she was in the Ruth Circle, on the Congregational Care Committee, the Weekday School Board, and was an Elder. Ann also was a member of the Temple Terrace Garden Club where she served as Treasurer for a number of years, was Chair of Gardens and Parks, especially focused on Woodmont Park and the Melech Hospice House butterfly garden. Ann could often be found working in the gardens in Woodmont Park.

Ann is predeceased by her first husband, Bob. She is survived by her second husband, Haven Whiteside, brother John Archer of Hot Springs, AR, daughter Karen Dunbar (Alan) of Marietta, GA, daughter Andrea Crow (Richard) of Altamonte Springs, grandsons Nathan Dunbar and Fisher Crow, first cousin Robert Green of Mexico, NY, and many other cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great-great nieces and nephews, and great-great-great nieces in Arkansas, Georgia, New York, and South Carolina. A celebration of Ann’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 6, at Woodmont Park in Temple Terrace. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Metropolitan Ministries, 2002 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33602, or at www.metromin.org (please specify that your donation is in memory of Ann).

Services

6 March

Celebration of Life

10:00 am

Woodmont Park

407 Woodmont Avenue
Temple Terrace, FL 33617

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Ann Archer White (Whiteside)

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Doris Norrito

February 23, 2021

I owe my love for butterflies and gardening to Ann, whose gentle devotion served to guide. A fellow member of Women of Faith, she stood apart from popular thinking and led with trust and love to follow her heart; leadership leaving an indelible path to follow.
Ann will be long remembered and missed by those fortunate to have known her.

Beverly Morrow

February 22, 2021

Ann was such a sweet and gentle soul. I knew her only a short time, but always enjoyed talking with her and seeing her beautiful smile. My deepest condolences to Haven and the family. May you be comforted by your precious memories.

Bernice Powell Jackson

February 22, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. She was a wonderful person, quiet and yet strong in her beliefs. She was a social justice advocate who I would see at various events through the years. She believed in making the world a better place.

My prayers go out to Haven and the family and I send the sympathies of the whole First United Church family.

Annette Harrington

February 21, 2021

I am so saddened to learn of Ann's passing. She was a very dear, long time co-worker and friend of mine. She was a beautiful person and was so devoted to her veterans at the VA Hospital before she retired. I was her supervisor for the last few years of her career.
She had a passion for the geriatric patients and those in hospice care. She was an inspirational mentor for many, many social work interns over the years. She talked of her love for gardening and butterflies over the years. She gave me a beautiful white butterfly plant several years ago and it will always have a special meaning in the future. We frequently went to dinner together as a group of retired social workers and retired VA friends. I am enclosing a picture of us several years ago at a mystery theater dinner we went to. I am on the left, her friend Diane, Ofe who also passed severeal years ago and Ann. Ann and Ofe are probably laughing together now in Heaven. She will be greatly missed.

Judy Cantey

February 21, 2021

Karen asked me to share a few things about her mom, my Aunt Ann. Oh the memories that flood my heart and soul. She was by far my favorite Aunt Ann. I say that because in our family there were doubles. I had 2 Aunt Ann’s, 2 cousin Pats, 2 Ruth Whites (my mother and grandmother), and 2 Judy Whites(myself and my Step-grandmother). But this Ann she was something else.

When I was young i loved when they came to town. I always thought she was the most beautiful graceful lady I knew. I used to watch her and wanted to be graceful like she was. Not at all hurried. The perfect southern lady. She was wonderful. I don’t think she ever knew I watched her so. She was the perfect compliment to my Uncle Bobby.

When I graduated from high school they offered to send me to college (and I never told Ann this) but all I wanted to do was get married and have a family of my own like her. She was perfect at everything she did. She was the perfect role model.

A few years later when I got married my parents did not have much money and Ann let me wear her wedding dress. Boy oh boy was I in heaven. She would have given me anything. That is how big her heart was. I was so blessed to have her in my life and I had the most wonderful gift she could ever give, her love. That is my Aunt Ann pure love. You will be so missed. I will always love you. Until we meet again....

Judy



Flossie Adams

February 21, 2021

Dear Haven,

Pat and I are so sorry to hear of Ann's death on February 3rd. We
have fond memories of her welcoming smile and kind manner. We
send you our condolences and our love,

Flossie and Pat Adams

Carleen Boyer

February 10, 2021

Ann is the woman who taught me so much about listening and remembering to honor the person sitting across from me. We worshipped and shared sermon studies and books in a small group. She was a beautiful testimony to being a smart woman who shared her gifts and talents freely. I will miss her and still cherish time we can have with Haven. My deepest condolences.